To be touched by a fur child being struck down with IVDD at the age of about 6 is just devastating, but to have it happen to Dasha again three years later takes your breath away knowing she has to go through all the health issues, crate rest and rehabilitation again.

Dasha survived without ever complaining, and was in wheels about twelve months, before she passed over Rainbow Bridge at the age of 14 1/2 on the 7th November 2013.

Back then I was not on FB, so there was no information out there to help with the knowledge that was needed to help out our precious girl; to give me a better understanding of this dreaded disease. We miss Dasha every day, and she will always hold a special place in our hearts.


Daisy is a five year old black n tan standard and her journey with IVDD began one morning at the end of February, waking up to her completely paralysed from the waist down. It just happened overnight, with no warning signs at all.  She was rushed to the local vets, to be then referred to a specialist vet. I was told that she was presenting with stage 3 to 4 and was operated on straight away.


If you've ever been through a disc episode with your dog, you'll understand what a stressful and overwhelming time it can be. That's why DISA exists - our admin, volunteers and members are dedicated to helping pet owners in times of need.