Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My 12 yr old Frenchie Big Kitty IVDD with slight displasia

Customer Question
Hi My 12 yr old Frenchie...
Hi
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: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 2 minutes by:
6/9/2015
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years ago
brisadog
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,785
Experience: dasdasd
Verified
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?
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years 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 reply replied 2 years ago
She wobbles falls over or they give out and stick straight out I need to pull them back under her
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello?
Dog Veterinarian: brisadog,
 replied 2 years 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.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask brisadog Your Own Question
brisadog
brisadog
brisadog
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 6,785
6,785 Satisfied Customers
Experience: dasdasd

brisadog is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
No vomiting, no food no water, no paralysis of either
No vomiting, no food no water, no paralysis of either side,-panting and the shivering came in waves … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
My friend's lab has hind leg paralysis and the veterinarian
My friend's lab has hind leg paralysis and the veterinarian has recommended ending his life. However, the dog can wag his tail and has good anal spincter tone and wagged his tail when checked for impa… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,949 satisfied customers
I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain
Hi, I have an 8 year old Toy Poodle/Pomeranian with brain cancer, he can't stand or walk and I think it merciful to have him put down. He is traumatized going to the vet.. I wanted it to be as kind fo… read more
Sheena Christensen
Sheena Christensen
Emergency Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
37 satisfied customers
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has
She is on Phenobarbital and steroids for a brain tumor...has had radiation...She is limbing on her one back leg she had TPLO surgery. Can I give her Tramadol for pain with these drugs? She may have a … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My Dog has been diagnosed with "Coonhound Paralysis" and
My Dog has been diagnosed with "Coonhound Paralysis" and hasn't used his bowels for 6 days prior to this he had a 2 days of explosive diarrhoea, what can I give him? he is eating normally but needs lo… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
Can undergoing chemo cause a dog to have paralysis, My do
can undergoing chemo cause a dog to have facial paralysis … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
Yellow Lab Female, 13 YO. DX: Laryngeal Paralysis and
Yellow Lab Female, 13 YO. DX: Laryngeal Paralysis and Arthritis Meds: 3-6 enteric coated Baby Aspirin, daily.Q: At her age, any med or pulmonary Treatment other than Tie-back procedure you would sugge… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
A 5 year old doxie - fell from a bed with back leg paralysis
a 5 year old doxie - fell from a bed with back leg paralysis a result. Our son travels for business as do we. Bogie (doxie) has been with veterinarian for a week. We visited today to see if we could p… read more
Joan
Joan
Private
353 satisfied customers
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg
She is over 14 yrs .hasaddusons and brain tumor.takes 30 mg vetoryl in am only. Rushed around and accidentally husband gave another vetoryl 2hr ago.she was to take neurotoxin @10 on est. What should I… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My elderly dog has what is suspected to be a brain lesion.
My elderly dog has what is suspected to be a brain lesion. It has manifested as non stop circling, possible dementia symptoms too. Today has been a particularly bad day for him and now he has been pan… read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
DVM
245 satisfied customers
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain
My dog is currently on the following medications for brain inflammation/potential tumor and related nausea: prednisone, cerenia, omeprazole, and misoprostol Can he also have metronidzole for diarrhea?… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
My 7 # mix breed has paralysis and has been put on a
My 7 # mix breed has paralysis and has been put on a regiment of prednisone. We are on vacation from our regular vet but were told last Friday (by x-ray) that he is very backed up. We have tried a peo… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,252 satisfied customers
Paralysis 1st day-Stumbling, slipping, circling. 2nd day
Facial paralysis Customer: 1st day-Stumbling, slipping, circling. 2nd day noticed...rapid eye movements back and forth. Left side- ear doesn't move up down or turn), eye doesn't blink, too lip doesn't… read more
Katherine Schmidt
Katherine Schmidt
DVM
245 satisfied customers
My friend had a brain aneurysm and her pregnant was left
My friend had a brain aneurysm and her pregnant bitch was left without food for two days. She delivered 7 pups 5 days later. The pups are a week old and are doing great. Mother is emaciated. I am feed… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
I have an older dog with a possible brain tumor (saw doggie
Hi. I have an older dog with a possible brain tumor (saw doggie neurologist who saw signs of brain tumor in proprioception and high stepping) dog is 14 … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,494 satisfied customers
Sudden paralysis of back legs - very temporary. Checked him
Checked him over fairly well - no ticks found, no wounds seen. He was frightened, dragged himself to us from the hallway to our bedroom, but now okay. … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
Paralysis in hind legs she is panting seems to be in pain,
Paralysis in hind legs she is panting seems to be in pain … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,317 satisfied customers
First left leg paralysis, then upper head and body momentary
first left leg paralysis, then upper head and body momentary paralysis/ stiff rigid feel to body. lasted only moments and returned to normal behavior … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x