As dog owners, we cherish the boundless energy and agility our furry companions bring into our lives. However, just like humans, dogs can encounter health challenges, and one such concern is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD). This condition, affecting the spinal discs, can be debilitating for our canine friends. The good news is that there are […]
IVDD or Intervertebral Disc Disease is a serious disease that concerns dogs, affecting their spine. In this article, we talk about ways that you can help your dog cope better with IVDD.
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a common and often painful spinal condition that affects many dogs in Utah and worldwide, especially those with elongated backs, like Dachshunds, Corgis, and Basset Hounds. When a dog experiences a slipped disc due to IVDD, it can lead to excruciating pain, loss of mobility, and a reduced quality of
Is your dog diagnosed with IVDD, but you have no idea what it is or what to do next? The next logical step is to get educated about the disease. Hi, My name is Josh. I am a certified canine rehab therapist with more than a decade of experience helping dogs and other pets live
Ways you can improve the quality of life of a dog suffering from IVDD Let’s begin by understanding what is IVDD or Intervertebral disc disease. IVDD is a degenerative disease that affects dogs’ spinal cord, causing pain and mobility issues. The cushioning discs that cushion the spinal vertebrae and the bones surrounding the spinal vertebrae
Our dogs love us so unconditionally and we love them too. We always want the best for them. We care for them, we feed them, we exercise them, and we love them. But what happens when they have an injury? We take them to the Veterinarian because they have a limp, back injury, are in
Humans aren’t the only ones with back problems or disc issues. Our furry friends also encounter them as well. Dogs often get intervertebral disc disease or dog ivdd. Some other terms or diagnoses that are used interchangeably or may be similar are: slipped disc in dogs, herniated disc in dogs, or back pain in dogs.