Boris IVDD Recovery: End of Crate Rest

Boris Crate Rest Week 8Crate rest is over as of yesterday. I took Boris to his neurologist for his final follow-up this morning and he’s been cleared for freedom! I’m thrilled. There will be no roughhousing (with other dogs) for awhile as we ease back into daily activity. We bought a small ramp for the couch. He’s on supplements and dehydrated raw meat kibble. He will get prophylactic cold laser therapy on a monthly (instead of weekly) basis. We will take one day at a time and be thankful for our health.

It feels like this crazy situation began an eternity ago. I’m so grateful it’s behind us. I know he can have another episode unpredictably but I’m going to cherish taking my ten month old puppy on walks again.

Please print out or e-mail the information about IVDD symptoms for yourself or a friend that owns a dog. Very few people know about this disease and information is power. You could save the life of a dog by sharing this with others.

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6 comments

  1. I can go to sleep happy. You should be proud of yourselves for the dedication and hard work you put into his recovery, in addition to the emotional and financial investment. Clearly the little nugget is worth everything you had to give, but take a moment to acknowledge what truly caring people you are. Rare finds these days. Hug you pup and feel all his love. You also really did a wonderful job of educating others on the disease. Hug Boris for me :)

  2. I’m glad to see that Boris is doing well. We are going through the same thing. Our Emma who is now 5 had her first IVDD surgery last October. She has been doing well until now. She just had a second second this past Monday. The doctor told us yesterday that they saw several other disk that could be future problems. This is very upsetting to me. We have done everything that we know to do. We have stopped her from jumping, no more stairs and we have been going to therapy and acupuncture on a regular basis. She has even been swimming at home this summer. I talked with my holistic vet on Monday and she talked to me about laser therapy and coming to her more often for acupuncture. Emma has never had the laser therapy. I understand it’s something pretty new. When I mentioned this to one of Emma’s surgeons yesterday, she completely cut me off and said no. I made it clear that no chiropractic stuff was being done. I now feel like this is my only hope of keeping her back strong. I would appreciate any advise from anyone going through this. Thanks, Danna Beck

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