Questions to ask your vet

When you first visit your vet, it can be hard to remember all the important questions to ask. Here's our checklist and you can download a pdf copy to print and take with you.

 

  1. Is this IVDD or might there be another problem?
  2. If we think it is IVDD, what grade (1-5) of pain response does my dog have?
  3. What diagnostic tests are needed to confirm this is IVDD? (e.g imaging: myelogram, MRI, CT; any blood tests)
  4. What are the treatment options? (Conservative and/or Surgical)
  5. What is the likely success of these treatment options?
  6. What are the potential side-effects of any drugs that will be prescribed?
  7. Have you successfully treated dogs with similar symptoms?
  8. Do we need a referral to a veterinary neurologist? 
  9. How quickly do we need to make a decision on the best course of action?
  10. What will the different treatment options cost (at least, approximately) and whether your vet offers any payment plans? 
10 questions to ask your vet
When you first visit your vet if you suspect your Dachshund has a back problem, it can be hard to remember all the important questions to ask. Here's our checklist.
IVDD Info 4.pdf
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