I'm hoping to hear from someone who's puggy has recovered from a slipped disk. My little girl Abby was diagnosed with a slipped disc on Mon. She's on pain meds and an anti-inflammatory. She can walk but has to stay inactive for 6 wks. I thought I would see improvement (day 4) but she's still in a lot of pain. I'm hoping she can recover without surgery. I'd love to hear from you if you have gone through this. Any advice would be very helpful.


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Comment by Christine London-Camper on August 14, 2012 at 10:01am
From what I know she's doing well:)
Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on August 14, 2012 at 9:50am

Message me or let us know how Abby is doing.  Pug Hugs  :0)

Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on May 28, 2012 at 4:43pm

Oh, this is good news.  Will you vet let you give her the pain med a wee bit earlier or increase the dose so she doesn't have that hour of pain?

Comment by Christine Walker on May 28, 2012 at 9:27am
Day 8 & Abby is doing better. We are keeping her confined, no activity & I pick her up to take her outside to do her thing. She's eating & drinking. We only see her in pain about an hr. before her pain meds. I applied a heat pad for the first time yesterday & it seemed to help. Thank you for asking about her, it means so much to us!!
Comment by Pugnacious on May 27, 2012 at 10:06pm

How is Abby doing Christine?

Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on May 26, 2012 at 11:19am

Christine, this is a copy of what I posted on your page:

Buffy, my 13 year old rescued pug, had an old spinal injury that had healed before we adopted her.  Then, when she was on the bed (I so regret putting her up there, now!), she jumped or fell off with the other puggies and herniated her disc.  She was totally paralyzed from the hips down.  We rushed her to the vet and the xray confirmed the herniated disc.  She started on Prednisone 3 X a day, then he had it cut down over 4 weeks.  He also gave us muscle relaxers and Tramadol for pain.  She stayed paralyzed for a week and then slowly the legs started working as the Prednisone decreased the swelling.  We were so close to putting her down when we saw the progress.  The plan was to put her on Metacam or another anti-inflammatory after the swelling decreased and the herniated section healed, but she was A-OK and at 13 we didn't want a med that could cause stomach upset.  We have a full dose (4 weeks) of Prednisone in our RV should this happen again.  Thank you for asking and I hope this helps.  Keep me posted on Abby.  I'll try and copy and paste this and put it in your blog, too.  Abby will be in our prayers, the Lord loves little puggies!  :0)

Comment by Konrad Jaschke on May 25, 2012 at 12:27am

Oh Abby, get better soon!  Sorry no advice, my little Zoe had the loss of the hind legs thing, but no pain.

Comment by Christine London-Camper on May 24, 2012 at 9:34am
I sure hope she heals and hope you can find encouraging words here. Hoping our pug family can give you some great advice!!

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