Seizures and IVDD linked?


Neuro Corner Answers

Dr. Andrew Isaacs
DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
Dogwood Veterinary Referral Center

Primary interests include intervertebral disc disease, seizure management, luxations/fractures of the spine, and surgery for brain tumors



Have you seen a link between seizures and IVDD disc episodes?



Dogs that have idiopathic [cause is unknown] epilepsy could have a flare up of seizures due to the stress of having IVDD. Visa versa we see dogs develop IVDD after having had seizures.



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