IVDD SHOP

Have an IVDD dog?
Need some IVDD aids?

DID YOU KNOW ONE IN FOUR DACHSHUNDS WILL EXPERIENCE A BACK PROBLEM?

AT DISA, AWARENESS, EDUCATION & SUPPORT ARE OUR KEY GOALS.  AS A COLLECTIVE, WE TRUST THAT OUR GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT MAY ASSIST OWNERS IN MAKING WELL INFORMED DECISIONS REGARDING THE CARE AND/OR TREATMENT OF DACHSHUNDS WHEN IT COMES TO THE GENETIC CONDITION THAT IS IVDD.

WHEN IT COMES TO IVDD, EDUCATION IS KEY!
REMEMBER, FOREARMED IS FOREWARNED.

Thankfully, veterinary medicine has come a long way, and IVDD is no longer a death sentence for affected dogs. By clicking on the links below, you can learn about ways you can go about preventing a serious disc episode, what to do in an emergency, how to recognise the signs and symptoms of IVDD, what treatment options are available to you and your dog and loads more.

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ACTION PLAN
Sadly, the first time many owners become aware of IVDD is when their dog becomes paralysed/struggles to walk, and/or stand or has a very pronounced hunch with crippling pain. If you are ever faced with this awful situation, we recommend you take the following action:

RESTRICT ALL MOVEMENT AND KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE
If you don’t have a crate either a playpen, bassinet/cot, cosy closet or small room will suffice to ensure your dog does not overexert himself and aggravate its condition. Keep your dog comfortable with blankets and a bed that is not too spongy to lie on.

A clothes basket makes a perfect safe haven for transport, snuggle your dog into the basket, pop on a collar and lead and pack gently with towels/blankets to ensure safe transport.

URGENTLY SEEK VET/SPECIALIST ASSISTANCE
Call your trusted Vet or Emergency Centre/Hospital and let them know you are on your way!

Do not delay or wait until morning/Monday/a better time/checking on Facebook Groups or Google! IVDD can be a serious medical emergency that requires immediate attention, the sooner you restrict movement and seek professional advice the more chance you have for a positive outcome.

Things you need to report to your Vet
• Take a screenshot or print off this list and to take to your Vet
• When did the clinical signs start?
• If he/she is paralysed, when was the last time voluntary motor function was present?
• Is he/she posturing to urinate?
• Are they able to urinate?
• Have there been previous history of these episodes?
• Has there been a response to medication, including pain relievers or anti-inflammatories?
• Have they been able to pass stools normally? If so, when was the last time?
• If he/she is on pain medication, have stools been black or bloody?
• Has there been any vomiting?

NEED A SPECIALIST?
Visit our Website ivdd.org.au/specialists/

TO BECOME INFORMED -
VISIT ivdd.org.au/
FOLLOW us on Instagram @dachshundivddoz

NEED URGENT HELP?
Have a Dachshund that has been diagnosed with IVDD?
JOIN the Support Group - link on Website

As always - We've got your back.

AWARENESS - EDUCATION - SUPPORT

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ACTION PLAN
Sadly, the first time many owners become aware of IVDD is when their dog becomes paralysed/struggles to walk, and/or stand or has a very pronounced hunch with crippling pain.  If you are ever faced with this awful situation, we recommend you take the following action:

RESTRICT ALL MOVEMENT AND KEEP YOUR DOG SAFE
If you don’t have a crate either a playpen, bassinet/cot, cosy closet or small room will suffice to ensure your dog does not overexert himself and aggravate its condition. Keep your dog comfortable with blankets and a bed that is not too spongy to lie on.

A clothes basket makes a perfect safe haven for transport, snuggle your dog into the basket, pop on a collar and lead and pack gently with towels/blankets to ensure safe transport.  

URGENTLY SEEK VET/SPECIALIST ASSISTANCE
Call your trusted Vet or Emergency Centre/Hospital and let them know you are on your way!

Do not delay or wait until morning/Monday/a better time/checking on Facebook Groups or Google!  IVDD can be a serious medical emergency that requires immediate attention, the sooner you restrict movement and seek professional advice the more chance you have for a positive outcome.

Things you need to report to your Vet
• Take a screenshot or print off this list and to take to your Vet
• When did the clinical signs start?
• If he/she is paralysed, when was the last time voluntary motor function was present?
• Is he/she posturing to urinate?
• Are they able to urinate?
• Have there been previous history of these episodes?
• Has there been a response to medication, including pain relievers or anti-inflammatories?
• Have they been able to pass stools normally? If so, when was the last time?
• If he/she is on pain medication, have stools been black or bloody?
• Has there been any vomiting?

NEED A SPECIALIST?
Visit our Website https://ivdd.org.au/specialists/

TO BECOME INFORMED -
VISIT https://ivdd.org.au/
FOLLOW us on Instagram @dachshundivddoz

NEED URGENT HELP?
Have a Dachshund that has been diagnosed with IVDD?
JOIN the Support Group - link on Website

As always - Weve got your back.
 
AWARENESS - EDUCATION - SUPPORT

https://ivdd.org.au/disclaimer/

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