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Most asked disc disease (IVDD) question

What is the length of time for my dog to improve?

  1. Pain Relief:  One hour and round the clock, when medications are properly adjusted in mgs and frequency given.
  2. Resolution of Painful Swelling around the spinal cord: Anti-inflammatory works in a range of 7-30 days.
  3. Disc Healing: surgery 4-6 weeks; conservative 8 weeks
  4. Nerve Function: There is not a time limit. Think in terms of months vs. days-weeks for this slowest part of the body to heal.

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