IVDD AIDS

Rehabilitation aids to assist your hound

This list of IVDD Aids has been compiled from the recommendations of owners who are members of  DISA’s IVDD Support Group. Before making a decision please refer to our Disclaimer.

STROLLER BADGES TO MAKE A STATEMENT!
Custom embroidered patches/badges perfect to use on strollers when out and about with your IVDD hound. 200 x 100mm Order here
BELLY BANDS FOR INCONTINENCE
Belly Bands for Boys
Custom Made by DISA
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RUBBER BOOTS FOR GRIP
Pawz Dog Boots
Natural rubber dog boots
Disposable, reusable and waterproof
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BACK BACES FOR STABILITY
Wiggleless
Back Brace
(now available direct from DISA!)

When used as directed, the WiggleLess® dog back brace offers firm support, back stability and stress relief for your dog.
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L’il Back Bracer
Back Brace
http://www.lilbackbracer.com/
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CRATES ARE YOUR MATE!

Crate rest is the first thing your dog will need after they show any signs or symptoms of IVDD.  DISA has Crates available for sale in various locations in Victoria & ACT or alternatively Google “Dog crates” to locate your nearest supplier.  We recommend a 36″ crate which affords your hound ample room for rest plus a little space for a pee pad, food & water.

DISA Crate Program

DRAG BAGS FOR DISABLE HOUNDS
Custom made drag bag which now comes with additional harness for those dachshunds that prefer the security of the harness. The zip runs from tail to neck, making it easy to dress your dog and there is elastic at the waist. The elastic does not need to be tight, it is there simply for flexibility.

Made from exclusive material imported from the UK that is used for moving and handling patients in hospital as it’s tough and is scuff resistant, though it is not designed for outdoor use.
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INFRARED LIGHT THERAPY
The light stimulates blood flow and deep tissue to help heal the traumatised areas. It also keeps the back muscles soft to prevent tightness and spasms that can cause pain.

The infrared light globe can be purchased at Bunnings for around $11. It’s a Philips PAR38E, 240V, 80W and made in Poland. The globe is a standard incandescent light globe with a red filter to enhance the red wavelength of colour. All incandescent globes, lets for example sake, a 100W lamp puts out 92W of heat all of which are transmitted as infrared light. Use a household lamp stand for the globe and sit over you dog's bed - about 40cm above.

By the way, infrared light therapy was discovered in 1800 by William Herschel. He tested filters for the sun so he could observe sun spots. When using a red filter he found there was a lot of heat produced and the rest is history!
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RAMPS TO KEEP 4 PAWS ON THE FLOOR
Dashie Dog Ramps

3 different sizes of dog ramps:
Small - $100
Large - $120
Large high set - $130

**Mention DISA when placing your order and receive $10 off!
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SLINGS TO ASSIST WITH TOILETING
AirLift One Support Harness
A helpful ‘sling’ aid for IVDD dachshunds to assist with elimination and save owners’ backs!
The Airlift One has the same size and function as the Walkabout Back Harness.
The Airlift One is made from Airprene (very helpful in warm climates).
It includes adjustable handles and more room for male dogs to eliminate comfortably.
Available for purchase on DISA ShopAirlift harness sling IVDD
The GingerLead is a premium dog support sling with an integrated leash & handle to help dogs with weak hind legs walk. Ideal for assisting dogs with the recovery and rehabilitation after back, hip or knee injuries or orthopedic surgeries.  Great for Dachshunds with IVDD!  
GingerLeads also help aging or disabled dogs needing some help with their mobility or balance, dogs with arthritis, degenerative myelopathy or other debilitating conditions.  Available in sizes for toy to giant breed dogs.  Adjustable for height and machine washable.  Made in USA.
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STROLLERS - AN OWNER'S BEST FRIEND!
WHEELS FOR MOBILITY
Aussie Dog Wheelchairs
(Melbourne Vic)

Australian made and owned. Perfect solution to assist your dachshund after spinal surgery to encourage rehabilitation if you are not able to access a Canine Rehabilitation facility or an Animal Physio.
Lightweight and have “All Terrain” wheels especially designed for our Aussie environment and lifestyle.
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Wheels & Paws
(Gawler SA)

We have been manufacturing wheelchairs for small dogs after we saw that there was a need for them in Australia.
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Eddie’s Wheels
(USA)

Eddie’s Wheels designs and manufactures custom dog wheelchairs and wheelchairs for a variety of handicapped pets.
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Walkin’ Wheels
(USA)

Available from:
Dogs in Motion – Moorabbin Vic
Pets Need A Life Too – Semaphore SA
Animal Physiotherapy Solutions – QLD & NSW
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TAPES & BANDAGES

Cohesive tape
Vet tape/wrap
Rock tape
Melolin dressing (shiny side down)
Elastoplast

LOTIONS & POTIONS

Aloe Vera Gel – Thursday Plantation

Calendula Cream

Medical Manuka honey

Coconut oil

Truly Natural Skin Care
https://www.trulynaturalointment.com.au/collections/skin-treatments

Dermoscent Bio Balm
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Rose Hip Vital Oil

Colloidal Silver
https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/five-immune-boosting-uses-of-colloidal-silver/

WE’VE GOT YOUR BACK!