Here at The Urban by Frankie, we're passionate about giving back and supporting organisations that are close to our hearts. 

 

Dachshund IVDD Support Australia (DISA) is an nation wide non-partisan educational and support organisation, dedicated to the future health, welfare and integrity of dachshunds. DISA's motto is “We’ve got your back” and its primary focus is to broaden awareness about IVDD, which is now one of the biggest health issues within the breed.

 

IVDD is a genetic disease with no current cure. At this point in time, the only way to reduce the incidence of IVDD is X-Ray screening and scoring on dachshunds between 24-48 months of age. The aim of X-ray screening for IVDD is to reduce the occurrence of herniations, by encouraging breeding with dogs that have low numbers of calcifications. This will then assist with ethical breeding programs, to help reduce this disease.

 

DISA are very close to our hearts as our very own boss man himself, Frankie, is a miniature dachshund. We are committed to supporting DISA in their IVDD education, and are personally reducing the risks of IVDD thanks to DISA's research. 

 

We are proud to be donating $1 from each bandana sold to Dachshund IVDD Support Australia.