With humor and kindness, Kristin Leydig Bryant and Dr. Adam Christman walk you through caring for dogs with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD); from how to recognize the earliest signs of this inherited condition, to minimizing the risk of a painful or paralyzing disc rupture, to choosing a treatment path and providing follow-up care. Honey, Have You Squeezed the Dachshund? shares Kristin’s many years of experience in home care as a foster mom for DREAM Dachshund Rescue and Dr. Christman’s knowledge as a practicing veterinarian and IVDD dog dad. Their combined perspective and practical strategies will give you confidence in talking with your own veterinarian and taking care of your dog during treatment and recovery.
Kristin began fostering with dachshund rescue in 2002. It wasn’t long before she took in a dachshund that was “down” in the back. That’s when the learning began, and everything changed. Since then, she has fostered or owned more than 20 down dogs, and coached more than 100 families on their care.
Kristin lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Craig, Their family experiences first hand the full and joyous life possible for a paraplegic dachshund. She cannot imagine life without at least one thumping around the house. When she isn’t chasing dachshunds, Kristin is a management consultant, trainer, and speaker specializing in Strategy Execution, Organizational Change Management, and Innovation.