Understand
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! 

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Understand
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!

LEARN MORE



Suspect IVDD? Do This NOW:



#1 Restrict Movement

restrict-movement-for a disc episode

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.


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#2 Get to a Vet ASAP

Crate-transport-vet-ASAP

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.


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#3 Know Your Options

two-options- for a disc episode

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


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Care Essentials

Quick tips to help you care for your dog NOW

Pain and loss of neuro function are signs of a disc episode.

Know the Signs


Learn about IVDD treatments, living with an IVDD dog.

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Check out our care tips in The Dodgerslist Forum.

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Request FREE Literature to share with others

Wallet cards

Small cards to hand out wherever you meet owners of breeds prone to IVDD.

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Brochures

Handouts about IVDD for meetings and group activities.

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Educational Pamphlets

IVDD information brochures for your Vet’s office.

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Disclaimer:

This information is presented for educational purposes and as a resource for the dog IVDD community. The coordinators are not veterinarians or health care professionals. Nothing herein should be interpreted as medical advice and all should contact their pet care professionals for advice. The coordinators are not responsible for the substance and content contained herein and do not advocate any particular product, item or position contained herein.

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