Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that can occur in dogs and is associated with pain and dysfunction in the area of the spinal cord. The causes of the syndrome can be varied and it can lead to severe impairment of the nervous system. In this article, we will take a closer look at cauda equina syndrome in dogs, covering causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
Causes of cauda equina syndrome
Cauda equina syndrome in dogs is caused by damage to the nerve roots in the lower spinal cord. This damage can be caused by a number of factors, including injury, herniated discs, tumours or inflammation. Genetic factors can also play a role, especially in certain breeds.
Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome
Symptoms of cauda equina syndrome in dogs are varied and can vary from dog to dog. However, the most common symptoms include back pain, difficulty walking or standing, problems with urination and defecation, and weakness in the legs. In some cases, complete paralysis of the hind legs may also occur.
Diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome
Diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome in dogs usually requires a thorough physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. In some cases, a biopsy may also be necessary to determine the cause of the condition.
Treatment with micronutrients
Treatment for cauda equina syndrome in dogs can vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, surgery may be required to repair the damage to the nerve roots. Micronutrients of the vitamin B complex, such as those contained in DOG FIT by PreThis® VITAMIN B, also play an important role in the treatment of cauda equina syndrome in dogs.
The B vitamins are important for the nervous system and play a key role in the regeneration of the nerves. In particular, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B12 (cobalamin) are essential for the function of the nervous system and can help repair damage to the nerve roots. Niacin (vitamin B3) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) can also help regenerate nerve tissue.
Holistic treatment of the causes
In addition to the Vitamin B Complex, DOG FIT by PreThis® also offers the product JOINTS, which contains natural joint nutrients such as glucosamine, collagen, MSM, devil’s weed and frankincense. JOINTS has been specially developed to treat the causes of cauda equina, such as herniated discs and osteoarthritis.
Glucosamine is an important component of joint cartilage and can help maintain and regenerate joint cartilage. Collagen is an important component of connective tissue and can help support the structure of cartilage and joints. MSM can relieve inflammation and reduce pain. Devil’s weed and frankincense are natural anti-inflammatory agents that can relieve pain and improve mobility.
The combination of JOINTS with the vitamin B complex from DOG FIT by PreThis® can offer synergies in the treatment of cauda equina in dogs. Vitamin B6, for example, plays an important role in the formation of collagen and other structures in connective tissue. Vitamin B12 and folic acid are important nutrients for the nervous system and can help regenerate damaged nerve roots. Together, JOINTS and the vitamin B complex from DOG FIT by PreThis® can help treat the causes of cauda equina in dogs and improve their health and mobility. You can find both preparations in the shop as a low-priced combination set.