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|05-05-2014 08:30 AM|
If the OP is still here, a friend had this surgery done on her dog - it was a long, difficult recovery. They had to manually help the dog poop every day, and also had to help him urinate. I am not sure if the vet you are seeing is the vet who did the surgery, but I would ask about learning how to do those things.
They did remove some of the meds as they were creating some issues in other areas - but talk to the vet.
It is difficult to defecate when you haven't moved around a lot which is why they did it for him.
Dysautonomia - was this diagnosed further?
|05-04-2014 11:13 PM|
|my boy diesel||
gabapentin is superior to other drugs as it is specific to nerve pain making it an excellent choice for the type of pain from which this dog is suffering
there is some thought that it actually helps heal the nerves
Gabapentin Medication Information by A Morris | Living Healthy 360
Gabapentin is not a pain killer, but blocks the nerve signals so that the body can heal and learn to read the signals correctly.
|05-04-2014 11:04 PM|
|Chip18||No advise here either but sorry you guys are dealing with this! Hope it gets better!|
|05-04-2014 11:02 PM|
|Juliem24||I'm certainly not saying don't supplement your dog. If his GI tract can handle it, supplements are necessary. Pain control may be necessary, too.|
|05-04-2014 10:45 PM|
|RebelGSD||Perianal hernia can also cause problems with defecation. I hope you can get this under control.|
|05-04-2014 02:41 PM|
Anti-inflammatory ~ Curcumin (95% standardized extract from turmeric, also good for GI tract), Boswellia (works well w/curcumin), yucca, devils claw, cats claw, ginger (good for digestion and nausea as well)...many more...recommend 1st two
Joint suppliments ~ NEM (natural eggshell membrane), Type II Collagen (from chicken sternum), green lipped muscle, HOME MADE BONE STOCK (need to add vinegar to extract minerals)
^^^Anti-inflam and joint suppl., combined, these will assist the pain control
Nerve regeneration (re-myelination)~ B6, B12 w/folate (raw eggs)...RAW diet for 100% pure amino acids, will assist with tissue repair, nerve function, inflammation, joint rejuvenation (cartilage), enzymes for digestion
Heal digestive tract ~ probiotic, L-Glutamine, seacure, marshmellow root, slippery elm, and noted above
Liver repair (detox the chemical cocktail been given for 2yrs.) ~ milk thistle, dandelion root (also good for kidney's)
Urinary tract ~ parsley tea (fresh organic parsley, not dried), feed parsley too
All of these noted have all or some additional properties that lend to good health, cancer prevention, anti-oxidents, slowing aging process etc. etc.
*Tramadol still for pain control while takes tome for others to work
Does GABAPENTIN do any of that?
|05-04-2014 02:16 PM|
|huntergreen||there are other pain meds available.|
|05-04-2014 12:18 PM|
|my boy diesel||
I wouldn't jump to blaming the gabapentin right away, because that's a real benefit to pain control
any nerve damage past l-7 is going to cause issues with bladder and bowel control and i am guessing the problems are not due to meds but the spinal cord damage
|05-04-2014 09:55 AM|
|huntergreen||first thing i would do is get him off the meds and see he if normal B/m occur.|
|05-04-2014 12:32 AM|
|sagelfn||No advice just wanted to say I'm sorry your boy is going through this. Sending good thoughts to him. Mine is having issues with pain and rear end lameness on and off. Vet is leaning towards early lumbosacral stenosis but we haven't had an MRI to confirm yet.|
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