are hunters, maybe not today, but this is their heritage. Long before
they were the small pets that watched TV with us and sat on our laps,
their frames were larger, more balanced and they were used to hunt
badgers by tunneling down long badger runs and capturing their prey.
Those days have long passed and preferential breeding has led to the
dachshund we know today.
below are a black and tan Dachshund and a black and tan Coonhound. The
Coonhound was chose to illustrate a very important difference between
these two hunters: the percent of long bone vs the percent of cartilage
and its effect on spinal stability.
There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD.
Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or
OTC products with your dachshund.
The information offered herein is for informational and educational and
informational purposes only. Seek the timely care of a licensed
veterinarian or veterinary surgeon if you believe your dog is exhibiting
any of the signs or symptoms of IVDD. This website does not seek to
diagnose or treat IVDD.
DACHSHUND RESCUE OF BUCKS COUNTY & NJ
181 Gilbert Drive
Morrisville, PA 19067
Tel: 215-736-3338 Fax:267-390-5191