Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)

by Emma Green, E Green Animal Physiotherapy INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE (IVDD) is the most common neurological disorder in canines to date, affecting two percent of the domestic dog population. Unfortunately, it is thought that some breeds are predisposed to the condition, including Dachshund, Basset hound, Shih tzu and German Shephard, however many breeds are reported to have suffered the condition. IVDD is a condition that occurs when the cushioning discs between each vertebrae of the spinal column either budge or burst into the space of the spinal cord. The discs then press on the nerves of the spinal cord, causing...

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