Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

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Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease — a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk — more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name . . . → Read More: Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Article Found on ScienceDaily

Since the early 1900s, veterinarians have observed intervertebral disc disease — a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis and inability to walk — more frequently in dogs with short legs (dachshund, French bulldog, and Pekingese to name a . . . → Read More: Unraveling the Genetics of Disc Disease in Dogs

Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Cats

Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Cats

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Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Cats

Although intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is seen less frequently in cats than dogs, it is still a serious condition. IVDD occurs when the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or . . . → Read More: Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Cats

Degenerative Myelopathy - Disease Basics

Degenerative Myelopathy – Disease Basics

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What is Degenerative Myelopathy?

Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 8 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination . . . → Read More: Degenerative Myelopathy – Disease Basics

Spinal Cord Disorder Caused by Blocked Blood Vessel in Dogs

Fibrocartilaginous Embolic Myelopathy in Dogs

Fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy in dogs is a condition in which an area of the spinal cord is not able to function properly and eventually atrophies as a result of a blockage, or emboli, in the blood vessels of the spinal cord. The cause of this disorder is typically the . . . → Read More: Spinal Cord Disorder Caused by Blocked Blood Vessel in Dogs

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine degenerative myelopathy (also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy) otherwise known as DM or CDRM is a progressive disease of the spinal cord of unknown origin in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 7 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination in . . . → Read More: Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Understanding Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Understanding Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

The intervertebral disc (IVD) is a shock absorbing and stabilizing structure between the vertebrae (spinal bones). There is a disc between all vertebrae in the neck, back, and tail, except between the first two cervical (neck) vertebrae. Each disc has two components: the outer portion is a thick, . . . → Read More: Understanding Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. These discs then press on the nerves running through the spinal cord causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis.

Breeds . . . → Read More: Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Dogs