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Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease or IVD occurs in many breeds of dogs but with greater frequency in long backed dogs such as dachshunds. The intervertebral disc is part of the joint between each vertebrae in the back. Aging and genetics cause the center of the disc to degenerate. With the degeneration there is less elasticity of […] The post Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs appeared first on Pet Wellbeing.

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 […] The post Treatment of Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVD) appeared first on Pet Wellbeing.

Disc Disease in Cats

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is common and well recognized in dogs, particularly dachshunds and beagles, but it is frequently underdiagnosed in cats. It is not as common in cats. The incidence of IVDD in the cat is less than 1% whereas in the dog it is about 2%. Disc disease is more common in middle aged […] The post Disc Disease in Cats appeared first on Pet Wellbeing.

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