i have a four year old mini dachshund and she too has back problems. my vet put her on dmso (don't know the actual name just the abbreviated version) for three days through an iv and then sent her home with me and she has been on steroids for about 10 or 12 weeks now. i am slowly weening her off of them. but after six weeks of strict crate rest she is back to her normal self. it was very hard to keep her in there but she only came out for pee breaks. ask your vet about dmso he should know what it is and see if there is any chance of your dog walking again with it. my vet didn't think that lily would ever walk again and she is now happy, healthy, and walking. i also made a sling to lift her back end so that i didn't have to hold her up while she went to the bathroom. hopefully, you cought it soon enough. good luck, it was the hardest thing i've ever been through. check online groups and google stuff. we found a lot of information on the internet.
Answered by Anonymous - 5/4/2012 12:33:33 PM