Q. I have a 5 year old daucsand whos come down with an illness which I believe Is IVDD. The treatmentl costs more than I can afford,I'm disabled. HELP!!!
A. While Dachshunds are prone to IVDD, it is not a good idea to assume a diagnosis. It would be a good idea to have the dog examined by a vet, as he might have a condition that is much more easily and affordably remedied. I don't know what has led you to believe that the dog has IVDD, so I can't guess at other possible problems without a description of signs you are seeing. Most vets will work out a payment plan with you, or you might try CareCredit.com.