IVDD Diagnostic Tools
Several tools are used to diagnose IVDD with each carrying a different cost and serving a different function.
Please use the guide below to access information about the various tools used by veterinarians in the diagnosis of Intervertebral Disc Disease [IVDD].
The Surgical Clamp
A trip to the OR will not be necessary to check the level of deep pain sensation for dogs who have developed a loss of limb function. The veterinarian will use the clamp to squeeze the pads of your dachshund's foot and may continue testing for loss of sensation up to the base of the tail with this method. The greater the deep pain, the greater the chance of recovery from a spinal injury.
- There are no 'over-the-counter' fixes for IVDD. Please consult a qualified veterinarian before using any medications or OTC products on your dachshund.
- The information offered herein is for informational and educational and 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.