There are lots of different spinal conditions dogs can suffer from such as:
Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
Cervical Spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler Syndrome)
Canine Degenerative Myelopathy
Known in the veterinary world as FCE for short, Fibrocartilaginous embolism is a sudden onset spinal cord injury as a result of a sudden blockage of a vessels blood supply to an area of the spinal cord. Spinal strokes occur suddenly, often occurring during physical activity like jumping or running around.
Typically, the first sign is a sudden yelp followed by a dog losing the ability to walk. The sharp, sudden pain from an FCE typically lessens. Often the pain disappears after a few minutes, but it can take up to a few hours. Spinal strokes occur in both dogs and cats, receiving immediate care is vital for your pet’s recovery. At the first sign of a problem, contact your Veterinarian immediately.