This Wordless Wednesday we’re sharing news that July is IVDD Awareness Month. It’s the time of year when our friends at Dodgerslist teach pet parents about IVDD and let veterinary professionals know about their Free Educational Client Literature program. We hope you’ll help us spread the word.
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a common condition in dogs that causes the discs in the spine to lose moisture and harden. It is a painful disorder that can lead to herniated discs, neurological complications and paralysis. Some breeds of dogs such as Dachshunds, Poodles, Corgis and Beagles are prone to the disease.
The standard treatment for IVDD was once surgery or euthanasia until a woman named Linda Stowe came to the rescue. In 2002 Linda, who was the pet parent to several Dachshunds, read a story about a dog named Dodger who was euthanized because of his IVDD. Dodger’s story deeply touched Linda and she immediately went to work to learn as much as she could about the disease. Her research led to the conclusion that a conservative approach to treating IVDD was very effective in healing dogs.
Linda has spent the past 13 years spreading that message and has literally changed the way dogs with IVDD receive care. She’s saved countless lives.
During IVDD Awareness Month, Dodgerslist asks for your help in educating others by making sure that local veterinary clinics and hospitals have an ample supply of their Free brochures.
You can help by asking your veterinarian if he or she would like to order literature or DVDs for their clients now. Just contact Dodgerslist here.
I’d love to hear if your veterinarian placed an order. Thank you for helping Dodgerslist save more lives.