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Can My Dog Avoid IVDD Surgery With Non-Surgical Treatments?

Can My Dog Avoid IVDD Surgery With Non-Surgical Treatments?

Yes, in many cases your dog can avoid IVDD surgery and instead take the non-surgical route using conservative management methods. 

  • There are five stages of dog IVDD, Stage 5 being the worst (back legs are paralysed). 
  • Cambridge University studied 30 dogs with Stage 5 IVDD.
  • Cambridge University used the non-surgical route with these 30 dogs.
  • 26 of these IVDD dogs recovered after 17.5 days with the help of non-surgical treatments.

Find their report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OnpDM_FuGE&t=474s 

Read further about Non-Surgical and Conservative Management Dog IVDD treatments here: https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/conservative-management-ivdd 

Read more about IVDD Causes, Prevention, Early Signs of IVDD in Dogs, and Help at Home: https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-ivdd-or-intervertebral-disc-disease 

Read more about IVDD surgery:

  • What Does IVDD Surgery Involve For My Dog?
  • Does IVDD Surgery Work For A Dog?
  • What Is The Recovery Time For IVDD Surgery For My Dog?
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