3 lucky IVDD Dachshunds

Tuesday, Nov. 3 2009, was a busy day at Hulen Hills and Metro West Emergency in Fort Worth Texas.  Three Dachshunds, Precious, Darby and Matilda Begonia, arrived throughout the day, each suffering from a serious spinal column injury that required emergency surgery.  Although spinal injuries happen most often to dogs with long backs, any breed is at risk of this kind of injury occurring.

Read the full, good-news story and a simple explanation of IVDD and its symptoms.

Although treating IVDD with surgery can be a big investment financially and in terms of the work an owner will have to put in during their pet’s recovery, the rewards can be great, as this story clearly shows.

 

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