Rat-tail intervertebral disc puncture is a commonly used model for studying treatment options and the pathology of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). However, longitudinal studies are impossible as analysis through biochemistry and histology requires euthanization. High-field MRI provides a possible solution to this problem as initial structural and compositional changes related to disc degeneration are observable. In this work, a dual saddle coil was constructed for 1H/23Na imaging at 14.1T. It was concluded from ex vivo rat-tail proton and sodium images that sodium MRI is feasible, and it could be an effective method for rat-tail intervertebral disc degeneration evaluation.