IVDD Postsurgical TI
IVDD Posttreatment Issues Following Medical Treatment
The treatment path following surgery is critical for the maximum return of functionality for dogs with IVDD. A well-thought-out schedule and attention to the needs of the recovering doxie are the minimal requirements for support. It is important to remember that although full recovery may not come for weeks or even months, the steps taken during those first days of the recovery process may make all the difference to you and your doxie.
Please read the case study below. The choice of treatment was medical or conservative. Our goal for outcome was maximum recovery of function.
Common Post-Injury Issues
The link below lists the most common issues for IVDD doxies following their injury. Your doxie may experience one, some, or none during their recovery. Additionally, DRBC's most commonly followed practices are listed as the beginning points for a discussion with your veterinarian about your concerns. Remember, keeping an open line of communication with your veterinarian or veterinary specialist is critical in the recovery of your doxie.
|Issue||Possible Cause[s]||Things That Help|
|Immune System Issues|
|Urinary Tract Infections [UTIs]|
|Loss of Appetite|
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