Hi stranger! Signing up for MypetMD is easy, free and puts the most relevant content at your fingertips.

Get Instant Access To

  • 24/7 alerts for pet-related recalls

  • Your own library of articles, blogs, and favorite pet names

  • Tools designed to keep your pets happy and healthy



or Connect with Facebook

By joining petMD, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

PetMD Seal

Spinal and Vertebral Birth Defects in Dogs

ADVERTISEMENT

Treatment

 

Surgery can be helpful for cases involving narrowing of the spinal canal and decompression of the spinal cord. Secondary damage due to spinal compression may be avoided if surgical intervention takes place early on. If the spinal compression is diffuse or long-term, your dog may not respond to surgery. If your dog is showing neurological signs such as dizziness, seizures or paralysis postoperatively, restricted activity combined with physical therapy may be helpful.

 

 

Related Articles

Kneecap Dislocation in Dogs
Patellar luxation occurs when the dog's kneecap (patella) is dislocated from its...
READ MORE
Hernia (Hiatal) in Dogs
A hernia occurs when one part of the body protrudes through a gap or opening into...
READ MORE
Spinal Column Malformation in Dogs
Atlantoaxial instability results from a malformation in the first two vertebrae in...
READ MORE
  • Lifetime Credits:
  • Today's Credits:
Hurry Before All Seats are Taken!
Enroll
Be an A++ Pet Parent! Take fun & free courses to earn badges & certifications. Choose a course»
Around the Web
MORE FROM PETMD.COM