A sample schedule for a gradual re-introduction back to family life from a surgery or graduating from conservative treatment rest.
▪️ How to retrain your dog for desired, safer back behavior.
▪️ Back friendly activities to encourage.
There are many good harnesses in the market. IVDD dog owners should look for a harness that does not wrap around the neck nor sit on the soft tissue of the neck. READ MORE for fitting tips and suggested manufacturers.
Garments to Protect the paralyzed dog. A garment can be a barrier to ground bacteria entering the bladder. Garments also prevent rug burns as a dog scoots. Is your dog a frog-like or seal-like scooter? LEARN MORE
Ideas, tips, instructions to make your home back friendly PLUS how to re-train your dog to be safe with his back. LEARN MORE
Imaging: Xray, MRI, CT and myelogram. When they are used. How to handle dental x-rays and anesthesia with an IVDD dog. READ MORE
Incontinence tips for a garment to protect, keeping the bladder healthy from UTIs, skin care, exercise, and a sample Feeding-Expressing Schedule LEARN MORE
We can all take actions which may help prevent or prolong the next disc episode by reducing the stress on the discs in between the vetertebrae of the spine. Some ways of doing that are to limit jumping, and avoid stairs, and training them NOT to fly off furniture. FIND OUT MORE
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.