Canine neurological disorders occur when the connection between the brain and spinal cord are disrupted. They can be degenerative or caused by trauma.
Degenerative myelopathy is one such example of a degenerative spinal disease. It causes coordination issues making it difficult to walk. The dog will typically drag its hind paws as well.
Another spinal disease is intervertebral disc disease, which causes balance issues, disorientation, and a head tilt in which the dog will typically fall in the direction of the head tilt. Dogs can expect a recovery if the damage is partial. The surviving nerves can take over the function of the lost nerves.
Canine hydrotherapy has been shown to help with neurological disorders. It aids in muscle memory so your pup can work towards being able to walk again. Beach Dog Aqua Therapy has seen great results with spinal/neurological disorders and
Meet Cory the Corgi! Cory is a 13 year-old with degenerative myelopathy diagnosed in February 2021. Although he is not currently able to walk on his own, he still has full range of motion and great strength while swimming. Follow us to stay current on Cory's progress with Beach Dog Aqua Therapy!