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Harmful or good for the IVDD dog?

You are in the right place to learn about other IVDD dog related issues: chiropractic. supplements, braces, myelomalacia and more.  Read before buying, to determine what could be harmful or helpful for an IVDD dog.


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The information presented in these articles has been reviewed for accuracy of information by appropriate veterinary professionals (ACVIM-Neurology, Licensed Veterinary Surgical Vet Techs and Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner)

Extreme caution should be exercised when considering chiropractic and VOM therapy for a chondrodystrophic dog (Dachshund, Beagle, Basset Hound, Shih Tzu, Pekingese, Lhasa Apso, etc.) with clinical signs suggestive of intervertebral disk disease (IVDD).

It is a fairly rare finding in IVDD dogs who have ruptured a disc. But when a dog has had a very severe, traumatic rupture, Myelomalacia is always a potential complication that a surgeon will mention to you.  

Buyer be aware. Look further into supplements, back braces, CDB oil, and other things to find out if a product is actually safe for your IVDD dog’s very particular needs.

There is a genetic mutation across many small breed dogs causing chondrodystrophy. It is a skeletal disorder leading to dwarfed legs. This same gene could also cause abnormal early aging of the intervertebral discs (IVDD).  Shortcut through Disc Disease could just plant a important seed in your mind to know what to do, if it turns out your dog was born with IVDD.

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