The First Sign of IVDD: A Hunched Back
If your Dachshund starts walking with a hunched back, that is a symptom of IVDD. It is one of the very first signs of IVDD, so it’s important to know. According to Dodgerslist, there’s a specific sequence of symptoms you’ll see. First, you might be able to tell your Doxie is in pain, but not know why. The very next symptoms are shivering, hunched back, and not eating. So, watch carefully for a hunch like this! The reason our Lil Guys & Gals hunch their back is to try to relieve the pain… The spine, which is a giant bundle of nerves, is hurting them so they basically try to move it around to relieve the pain. There may be other reasons for the other symptoms, like why your Dachshund isn’t eating. The hunched back is a telltale sign of dog back problems. Familiarize yourself with dog back pain symptoms for early treatment and prevention!