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Antibiotics


IVDD Medications
Your veterinary has many choices when treating IVDD.  Listed below by category are the drugs most commonly used to treat IVDD.


 

 

Antibiotics
Dachshunds which have experienced IVDD without prompt surgical attention or who are non-surgical candidates often develop urinary infections due to an incomplete emptying of the bladder.  Pneumonia is another concern for dachshunds with compromised immune systems and loss of mobility.  The dogs in our care are often placed on antibiotics and a urinary acidifier following a screen of their urine to eliminate these concerns.

While there are many antibiotics available to your veterinarian, our drug of choice is:


Baytril
®
Many veterinarians think of this medication as a 'big gun' and want to save it for when really needed.  Prescribed and administered properly, their concern for antibiotic resistance should be minimized.  Discuss this proactive position with your veterinarian, because this IS that really big event. 




Additional Notes:
  • There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD.  Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or OTC products with your dachshund.
  • The information offered herein is for informational and educational and purposes only.  Seek the timely care of a licensed veterinarian or veterinary surgeon if you believe your dog is exhibiting any of the signs or symptoms of IVDD.  This website does not seek to diagnose or treat IVDD.
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