Intervertebral-Disk-Disease (IVD)

I have no experience with this but it seems worthy of blogging to try and help anyone suspecting it or going thru it with their dog.

I have read that in most dogs diagnosed with IVD, its the discs gradually degenerating over the course of a lifetime.  And small breeds such as Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Dachshund, Pekingese, Cocker spaniel, Beagle, etc.) are termed chondrodystrophoid (KON-DRO-DIS-TRO-FOYD) and more prone to develope IVD.

Most dogs can be treated for pain and specialists will determine if the dog would benefit from surgery.


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