Hi Everyone - I really need feedback.
To those with dogs diagnosed with SM: Did you opt for surgery? How long ago? Is your dog doing well as far as improvement compared to pre-surgery? Would you do it again if you knew then what you know now? Why or why not?
To those who opted not to put the dog through surgery: How long ago was the dog diagnosed and what has been your expererience?
Lastly, can anyone clarify what the heck it means when people say that the surgery stands a fair chance of stopping or slowing down the progression while others say the surgery is about pain mangement and doesn't actaully stop progression? It seems that even veterinary websites use the word "progression" in various contexts. To me, if the SM returns, nothing has really been stopped.
Thanks for any and all feedback