Help im desperate!!! About 6 weeks ago my preciouse coco who is 5 years old starting having back problems.She drags her feet and screams if you try to pick her up.We have took her to the vet 3 times now they gave her a steroid shot and she got worse. She is a little over weight so i have her on the weight control dog food but since she barely moves its going slow. Our vet has suggest that if she doesnt show impovement in 3 weeks to put her down. She has always went every where with me and is the joy of my life. I found hope when i found this site.Can anyone explain to me about crating and what else i can do to help her.
It almost sounds like a disc problem. I would take her to another vet. It never hurts to get second opionions and I would try to do everything I could for her and putting her down would be a last resort.
I have had 3 dachies and all three have had back and neck disc problems. I had surgery on 2 of them and both survived and did quite well afterwards. I would suggest you find a surgeon to do this. It is expensive but well worth it if you don't want to put your wonderful pet down. Both of my dachies lived to be 15 yrs. old. Ask your vet and I am sure he would know of a specialist who will do this surgery! The first dachshund I had was back in early 70's and not a lot was known about the problem then. I decided after my last one died in June I would not get another one and decided on a mixed breed this time. Please investigate more.
This is Rex. He is just learning the ropes! Wish us luck!
I'm sorry to hear about your winnie dog, but there is hope my dog Ralph had the same problem. I sat up many nights combing the web for some sort of hope. All the posts I read said surgery it was expensive I won't lie about 4500-5000 but he was worth ever penny!It has now been 4 weeks post surgery and he is doing very well it so hard to keep him caged but I want him to be 100%. the vet told us 6-8 weeks in cage but to take him out for Physical therapy. This dog means the world to me and I'm sure yours does too. I wish you so much luck and many prayers!!!
I would definatly seek a vet and look into a back problem. Also you could try prednazone(sorry I don't know how to spell it), and cage rest. That worked for a client who had a problem with her Dasc's back. It could take months, and never allowing the dog to do anything Period.