Hey there. I have two dashunds one tweeny and a mini both rescues. My male the tweeny has been paralyzed twice from disc problems. I have always kept him slim but I think he was predisposed neither time cound I afford the surgury but went with the crate and water theropy. The second tim I got the wheel chair for him as he was Incontinent and such for much longer but he is a proud boy and went from his legs hanging to wanting to walk within the first couple of weeks of the wheelchair so yea he doesn’t walk quite right he still walks and runs he also is missing a paw which was gone when adopted him. Putting him down would have destroyed me and the first time he was paralyzed I told him he had to pee and such on his own cause I feared putting him down which I felt the vet was leaning towards and low and behold he did what I asked I would be lost without him and I think we as humans have a lot to learn from our furry friends after all if you where paralyzed. Incontinent and someone said you know maybe rest for six weeks and exercise you may walk again we would laugh at them. Our intellegance stops us as humans from remarkably walking again after paralization. Twice. Also my min female who always was the perfect model of a dashund whom shouldn’t have any problems and always waits to be lifted etc fell prey to the same fate once and guess what she is walking also without any water theropy just crate and exercises I would hate to see the day that doctors decided to put us down because we couldn’t walk. I know by my male looking at me he wasnt ready to go nor was I and I am glad I think the way I do as he deserves to live life happy as do we Thanks for listening
Depending on how severe the tremors are, and your dog's overall condition, care will be given inpatient or outpatient. If your dog is very ill as the result of tremors, or if there is an underlying condition or infection, your dog will be hospitalized until its health stabilizes. The primary treatment for neurological shaker syndrome is the use of corticosteroids for reducing the inflammatory response in the body. Most dogs recover in a week although some rare patients never entirely recover. The steroids will be gradually reduced over the course of a few months until they are not being used anymore. Steroid treatment will be reinstated if symptoms recur, and in some cases, steroid treatment will need to be continued for a longer period and possible even the lifetime of the dog in order to maintain health.
I think I have told you about this before, but I was pretty set on a Dachshund or Corgi for my next dog until both of my previous dogs struggled with neurological issues. Lasya most likely had degenerative myelopathy (DM), common in German Shepherds, and Freya had a spinal tumor. I decided I didn’t want to take the risk of more back problems with a “long and low” dog. I don’t think it would stop me in the future, it was just too soon after dealing with Lasya’s long decline and Freya’s sudden paralysis. This is a really informative and important article, especially given the popularity of Dachshunds.