your dog’s Back Pain

– What is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

– How to care for a disc episode

– When should I see a Vet?

All breeds welcome! 



your dog’s Back Pain

– What is Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

– How to care for a disc episode

– When should I see a Vet?

All breeds welcome!


Suspect IVDD? Do This NOW:

#1 Restrict Movement

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Restrict movement at once to avoid more nerve damage and surgery. Recovery suites such as a wire ex-pen, Pack N Play or a wire crate are tolerated well by most dogs over the plastic airline crates.

Ideas to provide effective STRICT rest and recovery post-op or during conservative

#2 Get to a Vet ASAP

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Time is of the essence to treatment. Hours matter. The sooner the dog receives medical treatment, the better the chance to lessen permanent neurological damage. The sooner meds are prescribed, the sooner there is full relief from pain.

What to expect during the phases of healing

#3 Know Your Options

The two treatment options for a disc episode: dog back pain

Owners need quick knowledge about the two treatments options available for a disc episode – Surgery or Meds+Rest. Good communication, understanding and decision making with a vet leads to the best outcome for a furry friend. 

Compare surgery and conservative treatments

Care for IVDD dogs

Quick tips to help you care for your dog NOW

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Don’t compare your dog to another. Each disc episode can be different. Ask questions specific about your dog. Lots of tips for good communications with your vet. Handy ideas for making the recovery time go smoother and ease your worries.

Ask questions about your dog

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