July is IVDD Awareness Month. IVDD (Intervertebral disc disease) is one of the most common diseases of the spinal cord in dogs. It causes back pain, hind end weakness and paralysis. IVDD is also breed specific. To help spread the word about the condition, Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog is introducing the Dog Breeds Prone To IVDD Explained In Video. I hope you like it. [Read more…]
Lisa Luckenbach is an accomplished yoga instructor, a breast cancer survivor, public speaker and founder of the WiggleLess® award winning back brace for IVDD dogs. Her company has been a friend to Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog since I posted my first story about Sophie and life with a paraplegic dog.
Lisa had a similar story with her two Dachshunds, June and Henry, who suffered from IVDD (Intervertebral disc disease) so it was likely that our paths would cross. We each were determined to help other dogs with spinal problems, but we went about it differently. I decided to bring information and resources to pet parents and Lisa created a canine back brace that has changed the lives of countless dogs. [Read more…]
Back problems in dogs are common, but making the correct diagnosis about the cause of your dog’s condition can be tricky.