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Hypoplasia of Dens in Dogs

X-ray of a Dachshund dog's spine


A non-formation of the pivot point of the second cervical vertebra. Hypoplasia of dens is a congenital disease that leads to spinal cord damage in dogs. Onset of Hypoplasia can occur at any age. Symptoms range from neck pain to quadriplegia.


Depending on severity and the health of your dog a combination of physical therapy, medications and possible surgery may be required to resolve the issue.

Cost to Treat: $5,000 to $8,000 if surgery is needed

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