CPD Circle

Chihuahua with Paraplegia

13 year old Chihuahua presenting with paraplegia?  In this Free Veterinary CPD Podcast neurologist Dr Carrie Jurney talks through her approach to a case like this with Dr. Andy Roark(Cone of Shame Podcast). 

Firstly Dr Jurney discusses her clinical examination and exactly how she checks for deep pain sensation.  Next, what are the top differentials and what options do clients have at this point? 

Dr Jurney reminds us of the statistics for dogs with disc disease with and without deep pain. For clients who decline surgery, how does Dr Jurney decide whether to manage inflammation with NSAIDs or steroids? And what advice does she have regarding conservative management at home? 

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