SUPPORT & CARE FORUM

For Australian & Oceania owners of Dachshunds who have been diagnosed with IVDD

Before requesting to join please read this important information

This Support Forum is hosted by Dachshund IVDD Support Australia (Teckel Tails Ltd) and it is a compliance requirement for new members to read & understand the Support Forum Guidelines & Rules of Conduct and to acknowledge their acceptance.

1) Forum is only open to Australian & Oceania based owners of Dachshunds who have been diagnosed with IVDD.
2) Forum is moderated by DISA volunteers and supported by knowledgeable owners, who in many instances possess first-hand experience with IVDD.
3) DISA and its representatives are not veterinarians or health care professionals. If you suspect your Dachshund is displaying signs and symptoms of an IVDD episode, please first seek urgent professional advice and once a diagnosis has been confirmed we welcome you to then join the forum.
4) If you suspect your dog has IVDD, this Forum is unable to provide support/advice at this stage. Urgently seek a professional diagnosis and if confirmed please re-apply.
5) If you don’t have a Dachshund that is affected by IVDD but are wanting to find out more about this disease continue to browse our website where you will find heaps of information on our DISA WEBSITE
6) For owners located outside Oceania please join a support group in your local region to ensure you receive timely advice relevant to your location. There are support groups located in UK and USA
7) PARTNER/CARER POLICY – As there is often more than one person living in the same home as the IVDD Dachshund, we welcome ONE additional partner/carer to join the forum.  As it’s difficult for Admin to know who is genuine and who is not; if you add a partner/carer PLEASE LET THEM KNOW YOU HAVE DONE SO.  Everyone who requests to join is required to answer the qualifying questions and failure to do so means the join request will be declined.   Alternatively, if a partner/carer requests to join ask them to include their connection eg:  partner of XXX and joint carer of XXX.
8) Admin does check all applications and profiles.

My Dachshund has been diagnosed with IVDD – how do I join the forum?

Join requests are processed by admin at 4 pm daily. Should you require URGENT support, message DISA Facebook Page m.me/dachshundivdd or GET IN TOUCH

STEP 1:

READ THE SUPPORT FORUM GUIDELINES & RULES OF CONDUCT

CLICK ON THIS LINK  https://ivdd.org.au/facebook-support-group-rules-of-conduct/

STEP 2:

Click here to JOIN SUPPORT FORUM

You will see this message appear

Your membership is pending approval.  Answer these questions from the group admins to help them review your request to join. Only the admins and moderators will see your answers.

STEP 3:

ANSWER MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Question 1

PROVIDE/TYPE ANSWERS TO THESE 5 QUESTIONS ➡️ 

Name & Age of Dachshund | Where do you live? | Name of Specialist/Vet & location | Grade (if known) | If partner/carer state relationship

Question 2

WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATUS OF YOUR DACHSHUND (MULTIPLE CHOICE)

IVDD confirmed by Specialist/Vet

Surgery 

Currently being conservatively treated

IVDD survivor

My Dachshund has recovered but now suffering a relapse

My Dachshund is happy & healthy, I am looking for awareness & education about the disease.  NB You do not qualify, please visit www.ivdd.org.au

Question 3

ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Support Forum Guidelines & Rules of Conduct (TICK ONE BOX)

I confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the Support Forum Guidelines & Rules of Conduct (Group Rules) https://ivdd.org.au/facebook-support-group-rules-of-conduct/

No, I do not wish to join

STEP 4:

CLICK SUBMIT

Problems joining our Facebook Group?

HAVING PROBLEMS JOINING?

Facebook doesn’t always play nicely when applying to join.
If you do experience problems copy and paste Questions 1, 2 & 3 then add in your answers and MESSAGE THE DISA FACEBOOK PAGE m.me/dachshundivd
A moderator will respond as soon as they are available.

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