Honey, Have You Squeezed the Dachshund?
A Guide for Dachshund Owners Who Are Terrified of IVDD
by Kristin Leydig Bryant and Adam Christman, DVM, MBA
Approximately one in five dachshunds will experience some level of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) during their lifetime, and other long-bodied breeds get IVDD too. But IVDD does not have to mean a death sentence. If you know how to manage the condition, your IVDD dog can still have a high quality of life, doing all the doggy things that dogs do.
With humor and kindness, Kristin Leydig Bryant and Dr. Adam Christman walk you through caring for dogs with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). Topics include:
- How to recognize the earliest signs of this inherited condition
- Ways to minimize the risk of a painful or paralyzing disc rupture
- Advice on choosing a treatment path and providing follow-up care
Honey, Have You Squeezed the Dachshund? shares Kristin’s many years of experience in home care as a foster mom for DREAM Dachshund Rescue and Dr. Christman’s knowledge as a practicing veterinarian and IVDD dog dad. Their combined perspective and practical strategies will give you confidence in talking with your own veterinarian and taking care of your dog during treatment and recovery.