It took probably six or seven months for her to get back to normal, but today she is still alive and doing well. 90% of the symptoms disappeared during this period. There are still some signs, but you need to examine her really closely to notice them. For example, at times she can't blink both her eyes at the same time. When she perks her ears, one moves slightly more than the other. But in the last few weeks, even after two years, things still continue to get better. There are no visible signs left, and I believe our massages were a big help in her improvement.
I’m a veterinarian in FL so allergies in dogs and treatment for them comprise the larger part of every one of my working days. I’m responding to the last iaragraph of the initial post…..fish oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce itch in your dog, this is true. Olive oil is not an option for this purpose and will only fatten your dog. Depending on the breed of dog (some are more predisposed than others) you can actually cause pancreatitis by adding olive pile to the food and I want to help you avoid this.
There has been no prior regular surveillance for adverse events following epidural steroid injections; however, infection is a known, although likely rare, risk that has been documented in the medical literature. Although CDC has received reports of illness in patients who have received the medications listed in the table above, including some patients who had evidence of meningeal inflammation, CDC and public health officials have no reports of laboratory-confirmed bacterial or fungal meningitis, spinal, or paraspinal infections caused by these products. The available epidemiological and laboratory data do not, at this time, support evidence of an outbreak of infections linked to usage of non-methylprednisolone NECC products.