The vet said she was absolutely not ready to be put down. He said she was too alert, active, interested, etc., to even think it.
To treat the spine, he put her on:
Gabapentin 100 mg 2X a day (I can do a 3rd dose if she needs it...)
Tramadol 25 mg 2X daily
Prednisone 5 mg - short course
Cefpodoxime 50 mg once a day
Dasuquin w/ MSM chews 1X a day
The antibiotic is strictly precautionary, because she is on the prednisone. The Dasuquin is remainder of her life. Not sure about the gabapentin. He wants to see her in 2 weeks.
Oh, and for 8 WEEKS, I am to keep her quiet. Keep Arwen from jumping on her, pulling her tail, dragging her, and knocking her over. I've been trying for 14 months to stop these behaviors... They want me to potty her on leash, so she doesn't decide to chase a squirrel. Best I can do is go out w/ her and supervise.
8 weeks? Last 2 times she injured her back, it was 3 weeks.
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