britdunlop Movie night in #centralpark. #Big #dachshund 1d

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  •   klccam Hahaha I love the thumb action 1d

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britdunlop So here's a pretty cool old cemetery... #bestday #queens #nyc 3d

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britdunlop Working at the beach... I have the sexiest booker on earth. #candid @msamodels 3d
  •   klccam Just trying to keep up w you kids ;) 3d

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britdunlop Until next time... @artisandeluxe 4d

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britdunlop Nothing beats being queen for a week. #tbt #renfair #Lancelot #Guinevere #renaissance 6d

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britdunlop Happy Friday! @lf5thave soft shorts. @aeropostale seahorse crop tank. #ootd #fashion #trend 2w

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britdunlop I really could have done without a trip to the Emergency Vet tonight. #falsealarm #bettertobesafethansorry 2w

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britdunlop Welcome to #NewYork. #graffiti 2w

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britdunlop Strep throat movie marathon . #marieantoinette #labyrinth #clue #gia 2w

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britdunlop My what big ears you have! (Post a pic of your pup with your fave coffee mug and $1 is donated to the American Humane Society. Tag @brimcoffee and hashtag #justsayjoe). #dachsund #charity #rescue #coffee 2w

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britdunlop Having a #zen moment in my #uber ride. #buddhist #peace 3w

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britdunlop Missing #nonmariners for the 1st time in 4 years. Kisses to the COL! #tbt #bermuda #cupmatch #paradise #bermudaful 3w

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britdunlop My story:

Chili's disc ruptured 6 months after I rescued him. His former family overfed him, which left him obese, damaging his spine. I immediately took him to the hospital, but reparative surgery still left him paralyzed. Vets said he would never walk again but we persevered. He began physical therapy & I also got trained to continue his treatment at home. After 6 months he was up and walking! Today he is an active little guy- happier than he was when first adopted. He loves running in the park and swimming. Chili is 13 years old now and expected to live at least another 5 years. What I learned about IVDD treatment and prevention includes:
Being overweight will cause back problems
Avoid stairs (especially going down- that causes the most damage)
If you notice symptoms of back injury, go IMMEDIATELY to a hospital. Waiting greatly increases the risk of paralysis A vet alone can not heal your dog. It is your responsibility to work with your IVDD dog at home. After surgery, a simple exercise routine will increase mobility

I'm happy to share more tips on prevention and managing IVDD

See @dottiedoxie for #IVDDcontest details. --- repost from @dottiedoxie
We are hosting a giveaway to raise awareness of IVDD (intervertebral disc disease) in dogs:

IVDD is a degenerative disc disease of the spine which can cause pain and paralysis, most commonly in short-legged breeds, but it can happen to any dog. Dogs with IVDD are often euthanized because of a lack of information. We want people to know that there is help and hope for these dogs with or without surgery. They can recover, and even when paralyzed, they can live happy, healthy lives with proper care. Please help by educating yourself and others. Information can save lives! See dottiedoxie.com for more info

To enter the contest
-- Repost this image OR post your own photo with all the same information on it
-- In the CAPTION, say something about IVDD to help raise awareness (you can either quote the paragraph above or write your own description or story)
-- Mention in the CAPTION: See @dottiedoxie for #IVDDcontest details
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britdunlop All smiles when Beth is in New York. #aeronow #bethanymota #motavator 3w

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