Treatment Options for a Herniated Disc in Dogs
When a dog suffers from a herniated disc it can cause immense pain and even paralysis.
Spine surgery is a procedure that aims to change spinal anatomy or add stability with the purpose of improved function and pain relief for your pet. Spine surgery is commonly indicated in certain breeds of dog that have degenerative disc disease.
Minding the gold standard
While we have advanced spinal imaging (CT myelogram) and experience performing spinal surgeries here at CARE Surgery Center, the gold standard of care involves magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan) and a consultation with a vet neurologist. Spine surgery services at CARE Surgery Center are limited to emergencies and cases with adequate imaging.
Please contact us prior to scheduling a visit to ensure we are equipped to provide the highest standard of care for your pet.
What are the signs that my dog has a spine injury or herniated disc?
Because a herniated disc in a dog can put pressure on the spinal cord, this may cause nerve damage and even bleeding into the spine. You can imagine the level of pain a human would feel in that situation and it’s even worse for a dog who can’t let you know how they feel. The following are some symptoms to look for if you believe your dog may have a spine injury.
Dog Spinal Injuries Treated With Surgery
What causes a slipped disc or herniated disc in dogs?
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Benefits of Seeking Treatment for Dog with a Spine Injury
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- Return to function from a weak or paralysed condition
- Pain relief
- Tumor removal
Board-Certified Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Bleakley specializes in minimally invasive surgery techniques, combining advanced veterinary surgical training with state-of-the-art technology to minimize the impact of surgery for your dog or cat.