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Emergency Symptoms While Healing From a Disc Herniation.

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You Should Call the Vet Immediately IF

1.       Your dog has any regression in progress: More pain, walking gets worse, can’t pee or poo on its own.

2.       Your dog’s pain medicines need to be adjusted: Your dog still has pain (shivers, whines, etc) one hour after the pain medicine is given, or 1 or 2 hours before the next dose.

3.       Your dog has any signs of a side effect such as:  vomiting, loose stools, diarrhea, stops eating or drinking, blood in stools, etc. effect.  If giving an NSAID such as Rimadyl, Metacam, Previcox, Deramaxx) the United States FDA says to STOP giving the medicine and contact your vet immediately.Your vet might ask about the nature of your dog’s stools or vomit, so it might be a good idea to take a quick photo before cleaning them.

4.       Your dog has blood in its urine or signs of a UTI such as strong odor, dark color, discharge, licking wee wee or penis.

5.       Your dog acts lethargic, refuses to move.

6.       Your dog is suddenly hyperactive or aggressive.

Your vet will always advise the best medical protocol for your dog, but each dog is different and could react differently to the medicines. 

Close communication with your vet is the key to giving your dog the exact medical regimen it needs for its particular status.

Please print this page and put it where all the family can see it.

If your dog shows ANY of the symptoms above, call:


Dr._____________________________________  Phone (_________) __________________


And give him the list of meds your dog is taking:

1.______________________________________ given _______  times a day.

2. ______________________________________ given _______  times a day.

3. ______________________________________ given _______  times a day.

4. ______________________________________ given _______  times a day.

5. ______________________________________ given _______  times a day.

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