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!
Understanding degenerative myelopathy in dogs: Care tips for your canine companion Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive neurological disorder that affects the spinal cord of dogs, leading to hind limb weakness and paralysis. By understanding its symptoms, progression, treatment options, and ongoing research, you can navigate the challenges posed by this condition with confidence and provide the best possible care for your furry friend.
Making muscles to manage hip dysplasia! Goldie puppy Fan Shu builds strength and stability. When we met Fan Shu as a puppy at 10months of age, he had both severe hip dysplasia and a shoulder injury causing deformity and pain. Luckily, he was adopted and his pet pawrents bought him to us to first help with pain and then create an exercise plan to keep him both comfortable and build him up to be fit for life.