Anybody who knows Mandy, knows the love she has for her two dachshunds, Herbie and Moose. Last week, Herbie started having muscle spasms in his neck. A trip to the vet sent him home with medicine and doctor’s orders to “stay quiet.” Unfortunately, Herbie has never been a fan of “staying quiet” often chasing balls until he collapses or running circles around Moose. Last night, Herbie took a very serious turn when his paws started curling, a tell-tale sign of IVDD (intervertebral disk disease). IVDD is a serious, complex issue for dachshunds and can affect 25% of them, leading to paralysis if not treated quickly.
Good news, Mandy knew the signs and got Herbie back to the vet right away. Bad news, Herbie requires a very expensive surgery to relieve the pressure on his spinal cord. Medical expenses are expected to be around $9,000. Please consider donating to help! It will appreciated more than words can express. It is a long road to recovery, but with lots of prayers and good thoughts Herbie will be back playing fetch soon!
For more information on IVDD visit http://www.celebritydachshund.com/ivdd-info/.
Chrystal Koch and