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Intervertebral disc herniation or slipped disc

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Intervertebral disc herniation or slipped disc

Back problems are not common in cats - they are generally lighter and more athletic than dogs. A slipped disc (also known as intervertebral disc herniation) is the most common cause of paralysis in dogs but cats are much less often affected.  No-one really knows why this is but it may be that discs are made slightly differently in cats.

What is the intervertebral disc?

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Why does a disc slip?

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How would I know if my pet has a slipped disc?

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How do I know how severe is the slipped disc?

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How will my vet know what is wrong with my pet?

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Will my pet need an operation?

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How can an operation help my pet?

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Will my pet recover without surgery?

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