I know this isn’t DIY related but we’re friends and I believe in the power of prayer. If you do too, please say a prayer for our doxie, Niski.
No specific injury but from what I’ve heard, it’s common in dachshunds. Last night we noticed she didn’t seem comfortable and was panting and acting a little differently. This morning she was walking funny and it looked like her back legs were dragging. There aren’t too many things worse than seeing a pet in pain. I took her to the vet a.s.a.p. It’s her back. We opted for trying meds first. They didn’t do x-rays at this point because treatment is the same with/without them and they could diagnose by her symptoms that it’s likely a disc problem. They put her on muscle relaxers and steroids. If she doesn’t improve or gets worse in two days, we have to make a decision. She will need surgery that isn’t 100% guaranteed to work. Although there is never a good time, the timing is the worst for us financially. My heart is breaking.
Please say a prayer that the meds work and she is running circles around us again in a couple of days. She is a sweetheart. Always happy. It breaks my heart to see her in pain. She’s 5 years old. She’s a mini and a dapple. She is probably borderline overweight but only eats once a day. No people food. She does jump on the occasion that she beats us to the couch but we usually have her blocked from it because of her allergy to the wool rug. She’s been trained to stay away from the stairs so she doesn’t go up and down those and again, she’s blocked from that room when we aren’t around. Anyone have a similar experience? Any advice?
We appreciate your prayers more than ever.
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