Meet FACE Success Story Henna!

This adorable pup is Henna! Over the holidays, Henna began to have trouble walking. She made several emergency trips to the vet and spent 3 days at the hospital. It was determined that poor Henna was suffering from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a degenerative spinal condition seen in Dachshunds and other breeds with similar body … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Henna!

Meet FACE Success Story Justin

Twelve year old Justin is the beloved pet in a San Diego military family.  He began to experience severe pain while walking and his veterinarian diagnosed him with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a degenerative spinal condition requiring immediate surgery to relieve his pain. Justin's family could not afford the full cost of his surgery and … Continue reading Meet FACE Success Story Justin

UC Davis Researchers Discover the Genetics Behind Disc Disease in Dogs

Many FACE financial grants for critical veterinary assistance are awarded to owners of dogs with a serious spinal condition called intervertebral disc disease (IVDD).  IVDD is a major cause of pain and paralysis in certain dog breeds, especially those with short legs like the Dachshund, French Bulldog, Corgi, Basset Hound, and Pekingese. In IVDD, the … Continue reading UC Davis Researchers Discover the Genetics Behind Disc Disease in Dogs