I had my very much loved Labrador put to sleep a week ago as she was diagnosed as having Pancreatitis & Discospondylitis. She was cleared of the Pancreatitis after being on fluids for several days and her temp had come down, but once taken of the drip she was having trouble walking and eventually could not move due to the pressure on her spinal cord, after doing x-rays Discospondylitis was diagnosed as a 2nd issue. The only option for her was spinal surgery, we did not want to put her through anymore pain & suffering and we made the deision to put her to sleep.
Did we make the right decision? Would it have been to much for a senior dog put through spinal surgery & does anyone know if discospondylitis is painful from your own experiences? What symptoms did your dog have and was it all of a sudden as I can't believe my dog went down hill so quickly with no warning.
When I took her to the vet I never imagined that it would be so serious that I would never bring her home again.