Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is by far the most common health problem in UK Dachshunds: around 1 in 4 may be affected at some stage in their lives. Whilst many recover well in time, there is significant risk of permanent damage so severe it is life changing or threatening. On this website, you can find out more about the causes, symptoms, treatments, expense, how to reduce the risks, plus details of our IVDD screening initiative.
Resources on this site
There are lots of great IVDD resources already available on the internet. We've tried to tailor this site to UK Dachshund owners and not to reinvent the wheel, but wherever we think an existing resource is worth sharing, we've included it here. Two particular US websites have a wealth of owner-oriented information:
You can also download pdf copies of our infographics from our Downloads page.
The information on this website is presented for educational purposes and as a resource for the UK Dachshund community. The Dachshund Breed Council and its representatives are not vets or healthcare professionals. Nothing herein should be interpreted as medical advice for your dog and you should contact your own veterinary surgeon for specific advice on your own dog(s).
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We are grateful to everyone who has contributed content to this website and for their advice. A full list of acknowledgements can be found here.
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