PLAY FOR PURPOSE RAFFLE # 19

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$5 of each $10 ticket supports our Charity
Closes 8 pm (AEST) 15th June 2023

DID YOU KNOW THAT INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE (IVDD) IS ONE OF THE MOST PREVALENT HEALTH ISSUES IN DACHSHUNDS?

One in four dachshunds will be diagnosed with a back condition, and it can happen to any dog.  Thankfully, veterinary medicine has come a long way, and IVDD is no longer a death sentence for affected dogs.

By clicking on the below links, you can learn what causes IVDD, how to recognise the signs and symptoms, what to do in an emergency, treatment options and loads more.

AWARENESS & EDUCATION IS THE KEY!
FOREARMED IS FOREWARNED.

We are an Australian-based Charity that provides awareness, education & support via our socials, website & phone. 
DISA does not provide financial assistance or advice regarding surrender for future care.

KEY PROSPECTIVE OWNER’S TIPS

Do your research before becoming an owner.
Learn about why this genetic disease has become an epidemic through irresponsible breeding practices.
Take charge & get educated.
Don’t ever think it won’t happen to you.

KEY OWNER’S TIPS

Be prepared & avoid financial stress, seriously consider Pet Insurance, or have emergency funding options available.
Talk to your Vet and make sure they are knowledgeable about the disease.
Understand the facts – familiarise yourself with available options such as surgery -v conservative treatments, rehabilitation & aftercare.
There are no guarantees that it won’t happen again, once a diseased spine, always a diseased spine.
Statistically, 25% of dogs will relapse following the first surgery and require further treatment.

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