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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)Intervertebral disc disease is very common in dogs and cats. Veterinarians see increased amounts...

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)Intervertebral disc disease is very common in dogs and cats. Veterinarians see increased amounts of disc disease in the fall and spring. It seems that the seasonal changes trigger this problem in susceptible dogs. Certain breeds are prone to degenerative disc disease. Dogs with long backs like Dachshunds, or Shih tzus and other breeds like Beagles, Poodles and German Shepherds are over represented but it can…

Pet AcupunctureAccording to a recent Washington Post article, Pet acupuncture is being increasingly more popular and more...

…conditions. Osteoarthritis, disc disease and tendon/ligament problems are the top three conditions that I have treated but there are many more. Below is a list of disorders which respond to acupuncture.Musculoskeletal disorders: chronic degenerative joint disease, intervertebral disc disease, hip dysplasia, tendonitis, sprains and muscle spasmNeurological disorders: epilepsy, stroke, deafness, coma, paralysis from disc diseaseUrinary disorders:…

Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)Integrative veterinary care has a lot of options to offer dogs who suffer paralysis...

Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD)Integrative veterinary care has a lot of options to offer dogs who suffer paralysis or paresis ( partial paralysis) from IVD. Chiropractic is very important for these dogs as one of our posters has pointed out. Chiropractic can actually be used for prevention in breeds that are subject to IVD. Regular chiropractic care can improve vertebral flexibility and prevent the degeneration. Even after an IVD…

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