Pet Spinal Disorders
Spinal problems in pets are more common than most owners realize. Typically, they take time to develop before the symptoms become apparent but it can seriously impact their quality of life. Spinal cord tissue does not regenerate effectively and therefore the consequences of illness or injury can be devastating.
Our Ketchum vets use the tools in our in-house veterinary lab to determine the root cause of your pet's condition and to determine a plan to help alleviate symptoms and repair damage.
Our goal is to keep your pet walking and moving comfortably despite their condition. We work closely with owners to create treatment and rehabilitation guidelines to give each pet the best chance at a good quality of life after a spinal injury or illness.
What Spinal Disorders Do We Treat
At Sun Valley Animal Center we treat a number of spinal conditions that can affect dogs and cats. Some conditions we see regularly include:
- Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
- Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobblers)
- Lumbosacral Stenosis
- Degenerative Myelopathy
Diagnosis & Treatment of Spinal Disorders
At our veterinary surgery center, our veterinarians use various diagnostic tools that allow them to see what is going on inside your pet's body. This can include Contrast CT and Radiographs with Myelography to aid in the diagnosis of spinal injury and disorders.
Once the issue has been determined we can move forward with a treatment plan that could range from cold laser therapy to surgical intervention. We will always keep you informed about your pet's treatment and help you navigate the options.