Heading to the beach this Summer?

IVDD is a lifelong condition; once a spine is affected, it remains susceptible to further issues. While many dachshunds with IVDD recover well over time, there’s a significant risk of severe permanent damage that can be life-changing or life-threatening. In...

Click clack not good for the back!

Keeping nails at a safe length Most Dachshunds get away with long nails because they are too smart for their own good! They fool their owners into thinking that nail clipping or dremeling is devil torture. Don’t let the little darlings fool you, when you hear...

Slippery Floor Syndrome

A no-no for dogs and a BIG NO NO for IVDD hounds! Our hounds can be ticking time bombs when it comes to the health of their spines. Statistics tell us that 1:4 will be affected during their lifetime, some worse than others. As an owner, it’s important to...

Never say never

Meet Audree-RoseA little girl who has never said never. Audree-Rose is a 6.5-year-old pedigree long-hair silver dapple. When she was 12 months old she had bilateral Pes Varus surgery.  This surgery was to correct her gait as she was quite bow-legged with a degree of...

Can my dog have more than one IVDD episode?

A topic that is often asked is “Will my dog have another IVDD episode even after surgery or having successfully recovered from conservative treatment? The rational answer is “Once a diseased spine, always a diseased spine” But let’s break it down and quote some...