Shes very special to me……I know lots of doxie owners feel the same. Hi Normand- my dog Bixby just had surgery and I was wondering what the cause of the second surgery was and how long after the first one yours occurred. I own a dachshund/corgi mix. If you research pictures of our current breeds from 50 years ago you will see quite different dogs. Hi Eva. We’re heartbroken but hopeful. The info on dodgerslist is invaluable. She was only 5, but badly injured, had the surgery, and never regained use of her back legs. I took it slow and after 5 days he was greatly showing improvement. He’s only a year old and doesn’t seem to be in any pain. Have you found any information about alternative treatments for spinal calcification? Good luck and I hope that he pulls through too. I did take him out for a short walk yesterday and he was not interested, halfway down the street he totally froze, I had to pick him up and carry him home. I hope it’s not IVDD when you take her in to get checked. He started walking again (unaided) within 8 weeks. However, Thomas Tuchel, the team's manager complained publicly that the decision was forced upon them. I recently experienced IVDD with my 3-year-old pup Bitsy. I’m sorry to hear about Buster. The timeline for improvement also varies. He loves to run, jump and play and he would routinely jump off the bed etc. I feel confident that I know a heck of a lot about Dachshunds and back problems. I thought I was off the hook with my Dachshund Gretel because she was diagnosed with very early stage IVDD and didn’t need surgery. We just lost our beloved piebald to Degenerative myelopathy. This means that your dog will have to stay in a small pen or crate for several weeks. Jon in Owensboro Ky she looks exactly like the dog on the “What did what with your weiner” her name is Pretty. She can use he back legs, so she is in her crate, on meds and receiving acupuncture and laser. Hi Jessica . I wish the both of you the best of luck. However, in everything I’ve read, the two terms are used almost interchangeably with IVDH being caused by IVDD. Strict crate rest used instead of surgery is called “conservative treatment”. That’s a long road though. To answer your last question, yes, IVDD is more prevalent in Dachshund than other breeds. Surgery – A doctor will go in through an incision to repair your Dachshund’s spine. It it’s something that has been going on more than a year, the chances are slim though as I understand. However, I think it can be a great tool if used consciously at specific times. Continued walks are very important to help with that but also to keep the muscles that support his back strong. Also the one time I crated him two years ago, neighbours complained from his non stop barking while I was at work. I also have a young Dachshund, Summit, and it’s yet to be seen if she has IVDD. I have an 8 year old dachshund whose back just went out. He is on steroids, pain meds and anti-inflammatory.  A policeman suffered blast injury and shock; he was escorting the bus on a motorcycle. Since back issues are caused by IVDD, and IVDD is a genetic disease, and both standard and mini Dachshunds have the same genetics, the risk is the same. He was 6 1/2 years old at the time of his surgery. Recovery depends primarily on how bad the condition was to begin with (how bad the cause was), treatment, rehab and a little luck. It’s actually not super uncommon (unfortunately) for a Dachshund to have more than one back surgery. The last thing you want to do if you don’t know that they have it is weaken their back muscles. It’s fairly common in French Bulldogs and can also affect Chihuahuas, Cocker Spaniels and a few more. I took him immediately to the doctor and they gave him steroid shot. However, these kind of injuries are caused by IVDD and if your pup has that there is a possibility that another disk will rupture and cause pain in the future. The Du-Pont: Economist Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, arrived in the United States in 1799, escaping the French Revolution.He founded his company, which did not take long to establish itself as the main supplier of gunpowder of the government, and went on later to monopolize the dynamite market. He is showing really good signs since we started the therapy 2 weeks ago, and we will keep progressing. Do you know of anybody or any organization or veterinary clinic in Seattle who can help in situations as mine. This was a great blog. Hi Teresa. Good luck on your search!  The Atlantic criticized that the general public were too quick to blame Islamic extremists despite authorities challenging the veracity of the letters, and said the suspect belonged to a new category of extremism that they called "terrorism for profit", The Guardian called it "terror fuelled by financial greed". After two days of medications, he seems to be a bit better, but I understand this is a long process and there is still a chance he may need surgery if medication doesn’t work out. I know that keeping your pup on strict crate rest is challenging. ! However, I’ve heard of some Dachshunds make a partial or full recovery without surgery whether it was initially recommended or not. There are many resources to help you. That being said, Chester needed surgery when he was a puppy (that was over 10 years ago and not for a back issue). Hmm… well, that’s one solution I suppose. However, the fact that a Dachshund’s spine is longer than it is for most dogs of a similar size/weight can play into it a little too. Breed them with shorter backs and maybe longer legs. Maybe this is not something exactly you are looking for but this is something that we always overlook. Since then he has lost much weight due to major changes in how I feed him and has not had a recurrence so far. Besides my experience with my own 3 Dachshunds, I’ve momentarily “owned” at least 100 more through people sharing their stories with me and asking for my help with back injuries over the years. Anecdotally, that’s the same observation I have made. My doxi. It’s the most important thing to know about their health. Or if she did injury her spine/discs, wouldn’t I notice already? Buddy was our first doxie and he was the best dog. Until I read your article I thought it was something I had done, allowing him to go up stairs etc.,. However, I can share what I know based on my experience. Three bombs exploded as the bus ferried the team to the Westfalenstadion for the first leg of their quarter-final against Monaco in the UEFA Champions League. Some good resources about this are K9BackPack.com and Dodgerslist.com. Dachshund are one of the breeds where the two “categories” are based on weight, not genetics. Your vet will recommend the best treatment. IVDD starts when the jelly-like inner layer starts hardening, so it can’t cushion like it’s supposed to. Good luck. It sounds like your vet determined that your best option for treatment at this time is strict crate rest. The man had been staying at the Borussia team hotel. I am no vet but, in my experience, if a Dachshund is rapidly losing feeling, surgery is usually recommended. Except: She said that, if used before a dog is healed and has regained their own strength, it can cause the supporting muscles to be “lazy” and that a brace could help prevent another injury if worn when a dog is playing rough or otherwise at risk of severely twisting their spine. I’m sorry to hear about Bitsy. There are three ways a Dachshund can “hurt their back”: IVDD is what I’m going to talk about here. Then, major organ failure. Something that I thought might twist her spine and re-injure her. If you or your vet have any research on that, I’d love to read it. Up till that time I thought my lovely little doxie was safe from that horrible condition. Being that I was 13 I felt that that was not a Life that would have been fitting for her in our particular situation. Another time I drove my friend to the emergency vet when her dog suddenly had trouble walking and was experiencing pain. I have since gotten another Dachshund and I am 24 i love her so much but owning a dachshund it really is like roulette. As for the shaking itself, there could be several reasons. Hi Jean-marie – I am sorry this happened to your baby. My dog was thrown from my car seat(my fault 0 one week ago today Sunday 10 22 2017…she is 7 and weighs 8lbs. To find a veterinary chiropractor in your area, you can go to the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association website: animalchiropractic.org. I want him to wear it for a bit to get him stable. Does this problem seem to be more prevalent in dachshunds as compared with other breeds? Was told to get rid of the step ramps that really hurts more than help! Please consider at least significatly restricting his activity until at least the 6 week mark. Heck, one of us was up and down all night every night. I place pillows on most of our chairs so Gretel can’t get up there in the first place. Took him to the vet the minute he became paralysed. He seems to be ok for a few days and then he is bad again, not sure what he is doing that is setting him back but i’m afraid the set backs will cause major issues which I’m trying to avoid. Merely being aware of IVDD and the potential for back injuries puts you ahead of a lot of Dachshund owners. Sadly, the surgery is not 100% effective. Reading over this, I will be more cautious and careful with his adopted sister. The bombs were hidden in hedges by the roadside and detonated at around 19:15 local time (17:15 UTC). Just like all the dogs we own, he was truly an angel, who touched to many hearts, and thought us many lessons. He weighed 30lbs before surg.  They were packed with sharp metal pins and had a reach of about 100 meters (109 yards). I had asked the ER doctor if I should buy a brace for his back and she said it would not help. One is not more prone to back issues than the other. Hi Deana. That was one of my biggest mistakes and even if you can’t afford treatment much like this blog says there are more options don’t forget. They would have made him a large profit of up to €3.9 million if Dortmund's share price were to plummet after a successful attack, but it only dropped by 5% after the attack and later recovered. I suggest you join this very helpful Facebook group and ask your question there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/408512465849039/. *When did everyone else see improvement? The bad news is that you can’t prevent your dog from having back issues if they have IVDD. All of the genes that influence IVDD have not been identified so genetic tests are not available to detect animals susceptible to the condition or those likely to have affected puppies. Thanks again and good luck to Charlie. I’ve not owned any other breed of dog besides Dachshunds but it does seem that IVDD may happen more to them than the bad things to other breeds of dog. He does pee and poop on his own. Nails that are a little on the long side are not going to cripple a dog though. , On 21 April 2017, the federal prosecutor announced that it had arrested a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen, identified as Sergej Wenergold, on suspicion of 20-fold attempted murder, bringing about an illegal detonation of explosives, and aggravated battery. As far as crate rest, the MINIMUM is 5-6 weeks. I hope he has a complete recovery. I was told, by the vet, when she first experienced spinal issues – 7 years ago – that she would require $1800 surgery which had an 80-90% chance of leaving her paralyzed for the rest of her life. As with anything, it’s what works with your dog and most things are ok in moderation. Evolutions des sociétés ces dernières années Ci-dessous, l'évolution par an (depuis 2012) des créations et suppressions d'entreprises en France, par mois avec des courbes en moyenne mobile de 12 mois afin de voir l'évolution et les tendances, idem par semaine avec des moyennes mobiles sur 4 semaines.  It is considered very likely that without the strength of the bus that there would have been mass casualties. I asked our rehab vet about the brace when Gretel hurt her back and she didn’t have a strong option one way or another. In regards to my last post, after hearing that the vet said putting blu down was a considerable option i still just don’t feel right about that, i was wondering what you would think about a chiropractor? Not all do. He never did. Is one more prone to back issues than the other? His symptoms only worsened and we returned to the doctor a month later with ataxia and soreness of his back, base of tell, yelping when moved around. You also need to make sure that the insurance covers congenital/hereditary conditions. My 10 year old dachshund has had pain in the lower back and some immobility for two weeks. , In the initial stage of the investigation, the police identified two suspects and arrested one of them. If it can’t be bred out I’d imagine it would be illegal to breed. As far as 4 days being some kind of cutoff point, I can’t say. Because of this, scar tissue is able to form around, and on top of, the disk causing the pain. He is a little chunky for a mini (15 lbs) and trying to help him shed a few pounds. That’s really important so you don’t give up and quit with the crate rest too soon. She’s a joy. Thank you Jessica for the great response and positive thinking. And then out of nowhere he began symptoms [which we were ignorant of] and in 72 hours reached full rear paralysis. I know people have had success with prolonged crate rest (8+ weeks) and rehab like hydrotherapy, exercises, massage, acupuncture, and laser (unless you do what you can yourself, those therapies can cost you as much or more as surgery though). 16.03.2021 - 11:07 Uhr Libero85. I’m no veterinarian but that makes sense about the back brace. He ended up releasing her to us the next day without much instruction. My biggest concern is that her back is humped up. I had her in the smaller basket up top so she would stay closer to me but just decided to leap out of the cart, flipped and landed on her back onto tile floor from about 3-4 feet high! I’ll make sure that he gets his proper crate rest. BUT the big thing is that in my country there is so little a vet can do and sometimes (most times) vet doesn’t even care. Your article was a tremendous help! All this happened because I gave the little guy a fatty piece of lamb one night that set everything into motion. My little guy is starting to have back problems and I am devastated to the point I am having pretty bad anxiety for the first time in my life. If your dog is suffering from injuries especially neck ones then you need to check it out. IVDD Afflicts Approximately 25% of Dachshunds. He had the surgery and is now taking steroid pills and pain meds. Many people care for a paralyzed dog who goes on to live a happy life. They also said there were no guarantees and she might even die within a few days after surgery. No Doxie owner wants to go through it. This definitely sounds like IVDD but it IS possible it’s just a severely strained muscle or tendon. I never had to deal with this so I can’t offer any advice other than pointing you to another tutorial. Have others had this problem…I feel sort of dumb but it’s just not happening. Well Cooper ended up having compressed disc, one was 90% compressed . His entire hindquarters are now paralyzed. , The German police and state lawyers treated the bombing as attempted murder and a planned attack on Borussia Dortmund. My baby Bailee is 11 years old and out of the blue is just now paralyzed from her hips down! Hi Mike. From what I understand about surgery, time is of the essence. If your vet recommends surgery, they think it’s your dog’s best chance for fully recovering. It’s been found that most dogs who are going to develop back problems due to IVDD do so between the ages of 3 and 8 years old. Not all dogs are “like new” after and a very, very few are not helped by it. Many Dachshunds end up fully or partially paralyzed, or with mobility limitations and pain related to spinal issues, at some point in their lives. I woke up yesterday 9/21/17 and called the vet immediately! It was revealed that on the day of the attack, he had bought put warrants for €78,000 from an investment bank using the internet connection in his hotel room. However, she didn’t exhibit any signs of discomfort prior. I’m thinking good thoughts for ya. When she was 6, her hind legs went out…her ears went back and just starred. I do have pads on a pillow. If so, you probably need to put your pup on crate rest. Hi Jessica. X-rays showed compression in 4 places, Doc said ideally in a situation like this Oscar would be a candidate for surgery, but he understood that’s not in the cards, so Oscar’s getting steroids and painkillers, and kennel rest for a week or so. Hi Cherrelle. I’m sorry to hear about Buttons. So has been heavy to carry around. I have been giving him tramadol twice a day and keeping him on bed rest but I know he must see a vet for xrays, diagnosis, and pain meds. I loved that little bitch. He is able to stand again while going potty so that is good news! We have a Dixie who has always growled if we pet or rub her sides. I chose acupuncture and hydrotherapy. I will definitely be paying close attention to that, as well as switching him to a harness once he is recovered and able to fully be walked again. In fact, it’s usually a pretty urgent matter here in the US. However, it sounds like you sacrificed a lot for your baby. No, she doesn’t jump down, so it looks like we can retain a semi normal semblance of life. Giving him a joint supplement is great and getting his weight down is very important. I have one friend who uses it on her senior dog because the slight compression it offers seems to help her back feel better when she walks. He was paralyzed and unable to pee/poop. Do you mean advice on crate rest? Hi Alexis. His sister was the runt and is only 9 lbs, half his size long and has not had any spinal issues. There is a heck of a lot more information about IVDD than I touched on here but covered the basics. She is about 6 pounds if that help. They can say something like, “there have been no IVDD issues 5 generations back.” Still, I would take that with a grain of salt because the only evidence they have is anecdotal. My family got our first miniature dachshund about 13 years ago. Again, your vet will be able to help you figure out which it is. It was a long road with him and as much as I love my little girl I am fearful for her future. Hi Bill. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. He was loved by many. I know several dogs who a partially or fully paralyzed and do just fine with a doggy wheelchair. I’ve seen many people go through IVDD with their dogs and it’s scary and heartbreaking. At 12 lbs, Chica is on the bottom end of that range. I think you can prevent back problems. Be patient, be persistent and shower them with love. I’m so glad to hear you are dedicated to helping him live a happy life no matter what happens. I complain and my partner says I am worrying too much. we have another check up in 5 days with the first vet, praying and hoping everything goes well and he is able to recover, he’s only 3 so i would hate to lose him so fast. If an injury was going to happen, it could have easily happened when we was getting up from bed. He has had other back issues in the past but not that have affected his front leg. Unfortunately, no, it’s not possible to assure it won’t happen again. By midnight she was totally paralyzed in the back. I took him to the vet and was given options to do an MRI or steroids/medical pain management while healing. She started bleeding from her rear uncontrollably, As we later found out it’s due to the steroids she was given. Miniature and standard Dachshunds are the same genetically and both carry the dwarfisim gene – one of the known genes that influence Intervertebral Disk Disease and Dachshund back problems. My poor Paisley jumped off chair yesterday and did a nerve in. Either way, the medicine and crate restriction is among the best treatment. If you haven’t seen this, here are my tips for surviving crate rest: http://youdidwhatwithyourweiner.com/dog-crate-rest-tips/. She is 11 and when she was a pup she injured her neck which healed. Whatever she is, she’s cute as can be! Once the vet said that he needs emergency surgery and that there may be a 50/50 chance of him being able to walk again, I began to go hysterical. Too many people are passionate about specific breeds for the world to agree to just kill the breed off. It has really given us some hope. We’ve actually been considering getting her one, I saw it on facebook. I know i should not think bad about it but i am wondering what kind of recovery is expected. HI, just wondering if you recommend the dog back braces, if those help or not? Time is of the essence. I am very sorry to hear about Bailee. We found out my doxie’s spine is narrowing by accident when the VET took a x-ray of his heart (nothings wrong with his heart THANK GOD!). You can try plain rice and unseasoned chicken. Today is the second day wearing it and I can tell he does feel better. I’m often contacted by people who can’t afford surgery for their dog who has become paralyzed from IVDD. Some things that helped manage my dog’s back pain were acupuncture, cold laser treatments, and CBD. But, she loved to jump down stairways. Take care!!! First, a Dachshund with an advanced IVDD injury will be paralyzed and not be able to potty on their own. I’m sorry to hear about your pup. She could also injure it, as a I said, from jumping up from her bed. I’m sorry to her about your pup. later…I thanked God I was married then…..jus for that moment….and 10 weeks of therapy with her….then I had to go for therapy with my back…she weighed 18 pounds. He seems a bit bow legged which I hope will also have a chance of going away. That’s the scary part about IVDD-caused back injuries, there is almost always no warning It sounds like surgery was the best option for him. It said the attack was committed because Borussia Dortmund did not do enough against racists and Nazis, who are believed to have some involvement in the club's supporter groups. She is walking well, a bit wobbly when tired and is continent. I started responding to you the other day but then got distracted. I did get him into my vet . Buttons was paralyzed on thurs. She checked her for paralysis and Candy seemed not have any symptoms. I am sure you know a lot about back problems. That would be an interesting development for sure. He is constantly peeing from the steroid shot which is great but I can’t keep up with it.  Marc Bartra, a defender for Borussia Dortmund, testified at the trial of Sergej and saying that he feared for his life as the bomb blew up and injured him. We let her go..She was nearly 15, and had lived 10 years, paralyzed but still eager to please us. Wednesday she could not bare weight on hind legs. I am beginning to teach her tricks in which she has mastered the basics: sit, shake and lay down. Your article gave me hope, Cooper helped me get through my husbands cancer and death and I can’t bear to think of loosing him. I’ve been a bit angry and sad about the whole thing, thinking there was something else that could have been done. I live in Latvia,Riga. It demanded that the US military base in Ramstein be shut down and the German Tornado jets be withdrawn from Syria. Ive taken him to the doggie chiro for a couple of adjustments, seems to be better and then one jump off the bed and he’s back to issues. A mile would probably be ok to start with as long as you went at his pace and turned back if he was having difficulty. Our little guy was her soul and shadow. You have a great blog/post that is very informative we did not know about IVDD and we are hoping for the best. BVB - You´ll never walk alone Vergesslichkeit hält Fit :-) Maxence Lacroix zu Borussia Dortmund? Hang in there. Our original vet, while nice people, didn’t advise us properly on what was happening, they just looked worried and said “be careful” without any real information. Called vet and she said to keep him in his crate and he needed rest for a while to tell if the rest will work. It may prolong it though and help with your guilt if something does happen (see, I didn’t think we should have played ball so much vs. Well, there was nothing I could do since it happened while trying to get up off the dog bed). Please read Annie’s comment below for some encouragement. Please check out all of my articles on IVDD for more. Long haired Dachshunds are said to be sweeter and calmer. This is, of course, my biggest fear with the breed. Dogs often shake and pant when they are stressed. That sadly isnt a cure. I didn’t always know a lot about Dachshunds. She had to have major surgery for IVDD when her back legs became paralised. Many vets will not recommend regular use because they claim that having that external support can weaken their spine-supporting muscles. Hopefully Jo Ann can chime in but in the meantime I wanted to. Hi Jaimie. In football as in a rapidly re-opening world, the only path is forward; the only way is up! Preventing him from using stairs and jumping off of things would only prolonged the inevitable – not prevented it. I’m sorry it took me so long to respond. She's since won several industry awards and become one of the premier blogging experts in the pet industry. A week ago, he started hiding behind a chair and going to a corner and would yelp when touching his back left side. One day fine, the next paralyzed. I know it’s hard but it’s the most important thing you can do for him. Hi my beautiful Abby just hurt her back on Monday. I just can’t afford that and, given his age, I would have to be prepared for additional health issues to pop up (and need to treat those) as he aged. (Source) (note: there is some hope of a test being developed at UC Davis but it’s still in early research phases). However, many Dachshunds with IVDD suffer back complications after doing something simple like jumping up from a nap. I wish that I had known sooner about the importance of taking care of their little backs. When he attempts to run, he bunny hops mostly. I am curious as to whether it will flatten back down. I’ve was fortunate with my first Dachshund Chester. if you can’t afford that, use the resources and websites I listed above and do the best you can on your own for the lowest cost you can afford. Sorry you and Mr. Weenie are going through this. It could also be that he is still experiencing some pain. It takes a little practice but my Dr said bring her by anytime they will do it. I dont understand how that is good for him. 2 weeks later the doxie X (Charlie) became paralysed AGAIN! Thank you for the post. I know dachshunds are known for their back issues and was wondering if rolling over would injure her in any way. Putting your dog on crate rest can be challenge. As someone who recently adopted a dachshund, I am going to take these tips to heart and hopefully prevent back problems when he’s older. Let me know what you find out. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Size IS the main difference between a standard and mini Dachshund. Hi Candyce. I’m sorry you and your Rudy are having to deal with IVDD. If your senses tell you to seek a second opinion, then do so. Chester passed away on Thursday, as his lungs started to fail. The anonymous e-mail praised Adolf Hitler and attacked multiculturalism, adding that the attack was a "last warning". He admitted during the trial that he learned how to make the bomb on Google. The brace can make them use their back muscles less, which can make them slightly weaker. Many more have milder symptoms that may not be obvious to the eye. Took home some pain meds too. I ended up buying a cold laser I can use and home when I think she might be a bit uncomfortable (it reduces inflammation). The FIFA World Cup held every four years has a huge TV audience - over 30 billion people watched the 2006 World Cup in Germany (I know that's more than the world's population, this figure is an 'accumulated' audience, meaning if people watched more than one game, which most people did, they were counted each time).
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