Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

Canine IVDD Back Brace: How Is WiggleLess® Helping to Provide Support for Dogs Suffering from or Prone to IVDD?

Canine IVDD Back Brace: How Is WiggleLess® Helping to Provide Support for Dogs Suffering from or Prone to IVDD?

Canine intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a common orthopedic problem affecting the spine. Injuries and diseases that affect the spine are quite dramatic and disabling. Some breeds are particularly susceptible to the problem. The affected breeds include Dachshunds, Beagles, Basset Hounds and Shih Tzus. Further information: Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs Thank you, Lisa Luckenbach, for sharing your story.…

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Disc Injury in a Rottweiler: A Time Bomb Ought To Go Off At Some Point, I Guess: Jasmine’s Neck

Disc Injury in a Rottweiler: A Time Bomb Ought To Go Off At Some Point, I Guess: Jasmine’s Neck

Even though some breeds are more susceptible to intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) than others, any dog that has a spine can suffer a disc injury. Intervertebral disc disease is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. Further information: Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle…

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Canine IVDD Surgery: Best Money I Ever Spent—Lincoln’s Disc Injuries

Canine IVDD Surgery: Best Money I Ever Spent—Lincoln’s Disc Injuries

Spinal surgery—laminectomy—is a costly but life-changing treatment for dogs with disc injuries. Many dogs recover with conservative treatment but for some, surgery is the best way to give them their lives back. Laminectomy is a surgical procedure that relieves compression on the spinal cord. Thank you, Laura Potts, for sharing Lincoln’s story. Lincoln’s story The first few years of Lincoln’s…

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