Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) — Sadie’s Journey

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) — Sadie’s Journey

April 10, 2017

INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE — IVDD I have enclosed two photos of Sadie.  Read below to see what she has been through and what she has accomplished. We tried many therapies. Sadie was completely paralyzed from the mid-spine back. No bladder control, no intestinal control, no tail wagging, and no walking. She was at the Animal Specialty Hospital in Naples for three weeks. No surgery recommended. She may or may not ...read the full article.

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Special Needs Dogs

Special Needs Dogs

February 05, 2016

Special Needs Dogs Different is Beautiful! Guest blogger: Lauren Kramer-Theuerkauf My husband, Matt, knows that I have a huge heart when it comes to animals.  What he did not know was that we were both about to fall in love with adopting special needs dogs. I discovered Penny on petfinder.com.  She is a gorgeous Chiweenie that was born with a severe overbite and a deformed front paw causing her to ...read the full article.

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IVDD in Dogs treatment

December 05, 2014

IVDD In Dogs Treatment The Loop Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) is a challenging and heartbreaking issue to deal with in your dog. Long and short dogs (like dachshunds, basset hounds, corgis, and other dwarfed breeds) are most susceptible to IVDD due to inordinate stress on their spine, but any breed of dog can develop disc disease due to poor genetics, trauma, or just plain bad luck. IVDD occurs when spinal ...read the full article.

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Paralyzed Dog Care — Lessons I’ve Learned

November 14, 2014

Paralyzed Dog Care — Lessons I’ve Learned —written by guest blogger Sharon Seltzer  As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m taking time to remember the special gifts in my life.  While that sounds like a cliché, the most cherished time in my life was pretty unique because it was the five precious years I spent taking care of Sophie, my paralyzed dog. Being the caretaker of a paraplegic dog was a demanding job ...read the full article.

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