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Spinal injuries: prevention, recognition, treatment options.

Airs Wed March 28, 2012, 9PM EST. Listen to this podcast directly from my show page by CLICKING HERE.

Dear Listeners, Viewers, and Readers:

Tonight’s episode deals with a very common disease area in dogs and cats: the spine and spinal cord. Most pet owners would likely be astounded by the frequency with which I see injuries and disease of the spine, a frequency which approaches 3-5 newly diagnosed cases per week. Whether we are dealing with simple muscle strains, intervertebral disc injuries, autoimmune disease, infection, vascular accidents, or degenerative spinal disease, the bottom line is this: disease of this region is common, and recognizing it as soon as possible to get treatment on board ASAP is the most effective way to deal with it.

This evening, I will tell you how to recognize disease of the spine and spinal cord, as well as highlight treatment options and prognosis for given disease ailments. If you have a dog or cat that suffers from chronic spinal disease, pay particular attention, as I will also be discussing the latest advances in treating the most common spinal diseases.

As always, I invite you to post comments right here at the blog or submit e-mail comments/questions to be addressed by me on the air, by sending them to

Thank you as always for caring about what I have to say!

Roger Welton, DVM

Dr. Roger Welton is the President and chief veterinarian at Maybeck Animal Hospital in West Melbourne Florida, as well as CEO of the veterinary advice and health management website

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