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.

http://vetspecialistsofrochester.com/pdf/UnderstandingIntervertebralDiscDiseaseInDogs.pdf

http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Health-Center/Bone-Joint-Muscle-Disorders/Intervertebral-Disk-Disease/Treatment.aspx

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

http://www.petside.com/condition/dog/intervertebral-disk-disease-canine

Patty

www.snowcolabradors.com

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