Restrict movement at once to avoid more nerve damage and surgery. Recovery suites such as a wire ex-pen, Pack N Play or a wire crate are tolerated well by most dogs over the plastic airline crates.
Time is of the essence to treatment. Hours matter. The sooner the dog receives medical treatment, the better the chance to lessen permanent neurological damage. The sooner meds are prescribed, the sooner there is full relief from pain.
Owners need quick knowledge about the two treatments options available for a disc episode – Surgery or Meds+Rest. Good communication, understanding and decision making with a vet leads to the best outcome for a furry friend.
Don’t compare your dog to another. Each disc episode can be different. Ask questions specific about your dog. Lots of tips for good communications with your vet. Handy ideas for making making the recovery time go smoother and ease your worries.
Pain and loss of neuro function are signs of a disc episode. Get quick vet help and confirming diagnosis. Be aware of all the emergency actions to take.
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