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My 12 yr old Frenchie Big Kitty IVDD with slight displasia

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My 12 yr old Frenchie Big Kitty IVDD with slight displasia her legs are on way out. Her incontinence with 50 ml proin basically dosn't work. On steriods. I don't see much difference except more thirst more pee. I can't keep a diaper on suspenders etc...she isn't happy I'm drowning in pee. Her little brain is alert aware and I'm so torn. Do I let her go. I'm heart broken but I want best for her. She was a puppy mill breeder dog her first 6 years and I've done everything to make up for her horrible begining . Please tell me is it time? I'm heart broken. TABITHA ***@******.***
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today.
I'm so sorry that you are in this position with your girl. Is she currently having problems with her IVDD? How long has she been on the steroid?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5 days on prednisone 5ml
She is losing back legs ability to walk rapidly incontinent freely urinates constantly with 50ml proin ..some times helps mostly not
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She wobbles falls over or they give out and stick straight out I need to pull them back under her
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
We have two options here. From your description, it sounds like her IVDD is progressing rapidly to complete paralysis. To give her the best chance at recovery, she would need advanced imaging (MRI) and then back surgery to decompress her spinal cord. This needs to be done as soon as possible to give her the best prognosis.
If surgery is not possible, there is a good chance she will continue to worsen. Unless you think that she would do well in a cart, I would consider humane euthanasia as an alternative.
Again, I'm so sorry that you are in this position. Please let me know if you have further questions. I will continue until I provide the service that you seek.

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