Pets We've Helped Walk Again
Days A Year Helping Pets
INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISEASE TREATMENT OPTIONS
Without timely treatment, IVDD can progress quickly and cause irreversible damage. Therefore, your dog should be evaluated by our team as soon as you notice any signs of back pain and difficulty walking.
For patients with first-time back pain or mild weakness, we can try a medical approach that includes pain medication and cage rest. We also use this approach if the patient cannot undergo MRI either due to owner preference or concurrent medical conditions.
If your dog is experiencing difficulty walking or has back pain that will not respond to rest or medication, surgery to decompress the spinal cord could be the best option. Our goal is to remove all disc material that is pressing on the spinal cord. We can also do a preventative procedure to reduce the likelihood that your pet will ever have IVDD again.
I just can’t say enough good things about them. They took the most amazing care of our baby, and we would definitely recommend them to anyone in need of a veterinary neurologist. Thank you so much!
Complete Neurological Care for South Florida Pets
When a pet has a neurological condition, it can be stressful and challenging for their entire family. In addition to our knowledge and skill, you also have our complete support as we help you understand your pet's condition and work to restore them to a healthier, more comfortable life.
Seizures in Dogs and Cats
Seizures can be alarming when they happen, but they can be treated. We use the latest diagnostics to identify the cause of a seizure and select the best treatment options.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool for diagnosing many conditions, including IVDD, brain tumors, meningitis, and strokes.
Intervertebral Disc Disease
With both medical and surgical intervention, our neurologists have been able to help thousands of dogs and cats suffering from IVDD regain their ability to walk.
Other Conditions & Treatments
Our neurologists specialize in all areas of neurological care including brain surgery, spinal surgery, and physical rehabilitation. Along with more common problems like seizures and strokes, we can also evaluate and treat less common issues, such as disorders of the spinal cord and vertebrae.