IVDD- What Can You Expect?

​Here at the Long Dog Hotel we like to pay special attention to pups who have been through the unfortunate experience of IVDD/back surgery or any surgery as our very own Millie Moo has been through this three times, so we know how stressful and heart breaking this is. Millie Moo is very delicate and will continue to be for the rest of her life and knowing what we know with 6 year plus experience of IVDD, we would only want to leave our pup with someone who knows the signs and dangers of IVDD and to keep things happy and active.

How will you care for my pup?

We have baby gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and a ramp for our back garden so there is no climbing stairs.  Whilst out on walks, we are aware that as our pups get older or after surgery, they become a bit more stiff and a little less likely to walk too far. For this reason we have dog bags and a buggy from the IVDD charity (Dedicated to Dachshunds with IVDD) which is for the pups who want some mental stimulation so we can go for longer walks. 

My pup had IVDD/twinge/medical issue but has recovered. Do the IVDD/medical charges still apply?

Yes. Depending on what level your pup has recovered (must be able to walk or bounce or use wheels), the price is £40-£POA per night. Due to the nature of IVDD dogs/dogs with walking or medical problems and the extra care needed and risks of potential medical/vet treatment needed, there is an increase in costs, but it means you can feel your pup is in safe hands whilst you are away.

My pup does physio/hydro every week, can they continue?

Sadly we cannot do physio at home as the dogs are generally too distracted but we have the option to take your pup to a physio/hydro centre up the road. We would need to check availability the week your pup comes to stay and then we can take your pup to James at Beacroft Referrals (www.beacroftreferrals.co.uk) in Basingstoke to keep up their physiotherapy or hydrotherapy sessions during their stay. The charge is £50 per session and will just be added to your invoice from us.

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