Dr Georgina Child explains back pain in pets

Dr Georgina Child with her 2 dogs at home.

Dr Georgina Child explains back pain in pets in this short podcast.  Georgina has over 30 years of experience in the field of veterinary neurology.  She’s a specialist Veterinary Neurologist at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (known as SASHVets) in Sydney.  In fact, Georgina is one of only a few registered Specialist Veterinary Neurologists in Australia.

In this podcast, Georgina says back pain in pets is a serious medical issue. It’s often thought that disc problems are a little dog problem but Georgina says it’s an all dog problem.  Weight management is very important to help prevent and manage back pain in pets.

Georgina simply explains back pain in pets including:

  • Two types of disc problems
    • the sudden catastrophic rupture that causes acute paralysis
    • Degeneration of the disc, which is slow and progressive over time
  • The dog and cat breeds more likely to have a sudden disc rupture
  • What you can do to help prevent back problems including weight management
  • How to treat back pain
  • The signs to look out for

 More about Dr Georgina Child

Dr Georgina Child explains back pain in pets

Dr Georgina Child. Photo: SASH website.

Dr Georgina Child graduated from the University of Sydney in 1980. She completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery at University of California, Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 1985 and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) in 1987, then from 1986 to 1995 she was a research associate at Colorado State University.

Georgina is one of the only registered specialist neurologists in Australia and has 30 years of experience. Georgina is not only extremely talented but is compassionate and understanding and is well known throughout Australia for her excellent management of patients with difficult neurologic problems.

She is also involved in Continuing Education programs for Veterinarians and in teaching veterinary students at the University of Sydney.

Georgina has two dogs, an epileptic Border Collie and fearless Cavalier who keep her accountable.

For information about seizures in dogs, listen to our podcast with Dr Georgina Child.

Listen now to Dr Georgina Child explain about back pain in pets


Veterinary Neurologist Dr Georgina Child explains back pain in pets
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