IVDD dogs have a special risk whenever they are under anaesthesia for dentals, x-rays, scans etc.

As we already know, once a diseased spine always a diseased spine, so it’s critical that your vet undertakes the necessary precautions whenever your hound goes under.

As a guide when a dog is anesthetised it loses all muscle tone and support so if the surgical team are not careful, lifting or turning the dog the wrong way could potentially cause a secondary disc injury.

Dental disease can be tricky to manage without regular cleans performed by your vet, so next time your IVDD dog is due for a dental make sure you discuss your concerns with them before the procedure.