The results of our DachsLife 2015 survey showed that the odds of a neutered Dachshund suffering IVDD over the age of 3 is nearly double (1.8x) that of an entire Dachshund. Neutering under the age of 12 months has higher odds of IVDD than neutering over the age of 1.
(Note: "neutering" includes castration of males and spaying of females)
Dogs supplemented with cod liver oil had half the rate of IVDD!! For more information visit https://www.dachshund-ivdd.uk/lifestyle-advice/neutering/
The Dachshund Breed Council Working for the benefit of Dachshunds and their owners since 2008
advice on relative health risks