Mo Mo's spinal walk after spinal surgery for severe IVDD
Mo Mo and her owners work with us on developing an intensive physiotherapy programme, which included laser therapy and PEMF (Assisi Loop) along with neurological techniques to help Mo Mo’s nerve sensation and motor function.
Thursday 3rd September 2020
Spinal walking is involuntary motor (muscle) function where the walk relies on reflex movement, not necessarily controlled by the brain. Dogs and cats may regain ability to walk after spinal injury by reflex spinal walking, whilst humans do not have this ability. We are very lucky to have been able to help Mo Mo develop her funky spinal walk which allows her to run and play even if she does look a little wobbly!
Is your cat less active now simply because of old age, or could they be suffering from osteoarthritis? The early identification of the degenerative joint condition, osteoarthritis (OA) in cats isn’t always straight forward but it is very important that cat owners spot this disease early to minimise its debilitating effects and provide the best quality of life.