IVDD in dogs is most common in dachshunds but can occur in several other breeds of dogs. Other breeds include Basset Hounds, Bulldogs, Beagles, Corgis, Cocker Spaniels, Pekingese, Poodles and Shih Tzus. IVDD can correct itself or quickly progress depending on which stage your dog is in.
Stages Of Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs
- Mild pain - usually corrects itself in a few days
- Moderate to severe pain - located in the neck or lower back
- Partial paralysis - causes trouble walking and or issues with coordination
- Paralysis - your dog can still feel
- Paralysis - your dog will lose feeling
Symptoms Of Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs
Difficulty walking - wobbling or limping
Change in activity level - difficulty standing and jumping
Rear legs are weak- uncoordinated when walking
Dragging rear legs - one or both when walking
Your dog makes noises - when moving or being touched
Muscle spasms and or tight neck or back
Arched back - sign of cervical (neck) disc problem
Incontinence (difficulty controlling going to the bathroom)
About The Author
Performance Dog Wheelchairs wants you to know that physical limitations are not the end to mobility. Our purpose is to give others and their dogs the ability to seek new adventures and overcome physical challenges with our wheels for handicapped dogs.
A dog wheelchair is also referred to as a handicap dog cart. One of the common needs is for hip dysplasia. We offer three different models and have small dog wheelchairs and large dog wheelchairs.
We offer a full support dog wheelchair which is also referred to as a dog quad wheelchair or four wheel dog wheelchair, a dog wheelchair for back legs and the patented SitGo Dog Wheelchair. This is the only one that allows your dog to go from standing to sitting without having to remove it.