Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)

Without timely treatment, IVDD can progress quickly and cause irreversible damage. Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) in dogs can be described as a slipped disk, ruptured disk, herniated disk, or bulging disk. This condition mostly affects Dachshunds, Shih Tzus, Pekingese, and Beagles.

Whether your pet suffers from trauma to the spine or has abnormalities due to their breed, it's extremely important to get your pet help as soon as possible. Our experts at Southeast Veterinary Neurology will provide the best possible treatment for your pet and are available 24/7 for emergencies.

Our IVDD Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Both Surgical and Non-Surgical Options- Depending on the severity of your dog's IVDD
  • MRI - Your pet is more comfortable with our process using high-definition MRI
  • Board-certified veterinary neurologists - experience when it matters most

Consult with a Veterinary Neurologist

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Miami: (305) 677-1419
Boynton Beach: (561) 423-1468
Jupiter: (561) 935-5526

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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.

Non-Surgical Treatment

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.

Surgical Treatment

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 disk 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.

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 Disk 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.