Introduction to Spinal Surgery for Dogs
Spinal surgery in dogs and cats is a specialised discipline in veterinary surgery.
Experience in dealing with spinal cases is vital to be able to manage all the issues. Not alone is the surgery itself complex, but the postoperative care, prognosis and client difficulties make the overall treatment a minefield.
Neurological tissue is the slowest tissue in the body to heal and predicting how long or even if recovery will occur is not an absolute exact science.
Disc disease is the most frequent reason to do spinal decompressive surgery. To read more about disc disease, surgical treatments available and additional developments in spinal surgery for dogs, select any of the links to the left.