Treatments include steroids, or in most cases surgery. The sooner it is treated, the better. The longer it takes to treat, the less likely it is to reverse the symptoms. It is important to notice the injury, which may be shown from weakened hind legs, difficulty standing in general, or paralysis. Sometimes, injuries happen due to genetics and it is not the fault of an owner. It is sad to see your dog in pain, but there are some ways to prevent this:
“It is sad to see your dog in pain, but there are some ways to prevent this.”
Keep Your Dog From Jumping On/Off Furniture. The higher the furniture, the worse it can be This puts the spine at risk to be suddenly twisted, causing trauma and slipping a disc. Luckily, there are ways to prevent the furniture issue: More and more companies are making ramps for your dogs to walk up and down to get on couches/beds more safely and comfortably for their body type. Stairs are also another suggested thing to avoid as much as possible, to minimize the risk. A few other activities to monitor include high speed running/chasing and tug of war.
Use A Harness. A collar will pull on the neck and spine in an uncomfortable way and create pressure down the back that is potentially harmful. The harness will distribute this pressure much better.