Infrared Thermography Diagnoses Early IVDD: Jack's Story

When it comes to infrared thermography, I have only one question. Why doesn't every clinic have this yet? Perhaps it's not the miracle diagnose-all method, but I think it's pretty close to it. As well as it is 100% non-invasive and very affordable. And I find the insights it can provide amazing.

Dog Conditions - Real-Life Stories - Infrared Thermography Diagnoses Early IVDD: Jack's Story

Jack is a 5-year-old Springer Spaniel. All a dog wants to do is run, play, and have a good time. But Jack was in pain and unable to do so as a healthy dog should.

Jack's symptoms were pointing to intervertebral disk Disease (IVDD).

For six months Jack was having problems indicating there is a problem with his spine. He was seeing a vet. X-rays were taken but didn't show any evidence. Everything on the x-rays looked normal. But Jack's life was not.

"The owner was frustrated with the veterinarian’s inability to demonstrate and confirm the diagnosis."

They could not afford an MRI but wanted help for Jack. They decided to see if infrared thermography could be helpful in figuring out what was wrong with Jack.

And there you have it--two distinct areas of inflammation. The diagnosis of early IVDD was made.

Now Jack can be treated, and the search for the cause of his pain and symptoms is over. Knowing what the problem is, gives Jack the best chance of treatment and management. There is little worse than having a suspicion you are unable to confirm, leaving you in the dark about what you should be doing for your dog.

Original story:
The Value of Infrared Thermography

Related articles:
Treatment And Prevention Of Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease (Part I)
Treatment And Prevention Of Canine Intervertebral Disc Disease (Part II Physical Therapy)

What is your dog telling you about their health?

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog now available in paperback and Kindle. Each chapter includes notes on when it is an emergency.

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is an award-winning guide to help you better understand what your dog is telling you about their health and how to best advocate for them. 

Learn how to see and how to think about changes in your dog’s appearance, habits, and behavior. Some signs that might not trigger your concern can be important indicators that your dog needs to see a veterinarian right away. Other symptoms, while hard to miss, such as diarrhea, vomiting, or limping, are easy to spot but can have a laundry list of potential causes, some of them serious or even life-threatening. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is a dog health advocacy guide 101. It covers a variety of common symptoms, including when each of them might be an emergency. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog has won the following awards: