Dr. Andrew Isaacs, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center

His primary interests include intervertebral disc disease, seizure management, luxations/fractures of the spine, and surgery for brain tumors
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Stomach protection
Wed., October 17, 2012

G asks: knowing a dog's body is stressed during a herniation, and stress can cause gastric problems (vomit, diarrhea, ulcers, etc), and knowing NSAIDs and steroids can also cause gastric problems, Should gastric protectors always be used during a dog's medical treatment for a herniation, to prevent complications, such as an ulcer?

The use of a GI tract protectant in cases that are receiving NSAID's or steroids would definitely be warranted under the supervision of the patient's veterinarian.

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