We have an 11 yr old Caviler x Maltese named Molly.
Two weeks ago she awoke from her kennel with a hunched spine and stiffness and she was very tender in the back area if touched. We called our vet immediately and he give us some pain relief - anti-inflammatory drugs.
A couple of days later her rear right leg started to drag and she started to become very wobbly in the rear end. After a second visit to our vet with further examinations he has diagnosed it as a bulging disc and has prescribed a course of Prendicilone 20mg for 7 days to begin with.
Three days in on the steroids and her condition seems to have worsened to the point where she struggles to have the energy to get outside to go to the toilet and her rear leg strength has worsened considerably. Surgery unfortunately isn't an option at her age as we believe the process and rehab involved will take its toll on her.
Is there anyone out there who has dealt with this problem before that may have any suggestion or solutions to give our girl some quality of life back. We can deal with the inside accidents and caring as long as there is light at the end of the tunnel, but its heartbreaking to have to see her suffer if there is no solution.