Hydrocephalus in Cats and Dogs

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Hydrocephalus, which literally means “water on the brain,” is a buildup of fluid inside the skull. This accumulation puts pressure on the brain, causing signs such as an enlarged, dome-shaped head, seizures, blindness, and behavioral changes. The condition is often congenital, meaning that is present before or at birth, and . . . → Read More: Hydrocephalus in Cats and Dogs

What is Canine Distemper?

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Prevention is the key with this disease. Distemper in dogs is caused by a virus which is spread through most body fluids including saliva, urine, and blood. It is highly contagious and often deadly. At first, the disease mimics kennel cough, with goopy eyes, fever, runny nose, coughing, and tiredness . . . → Read More: What is Canine Distemper?

Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Not many years ago, people with aging dogs focused only on keeping their pets healthy from the neck down, forgetting that such issues as weight control, possible arthritis and major organ support only go so far . . . → Read More: Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Can Pets Get Vertigo?

Can Pets Get Vertigo?

By Helen Anne Travis | Found on PetMD

Like humans, pets can experience vertigo. The sensation of dizziness and imbalance is often caused by vestibular disease. The vestibular system governs an animal’s sense of balance and includes components in the inner ear and brain.

There are two types of vestibular . . . → Read More: Can Pets Get Vertigo?

5 Signs of Dog Dementia

5 Signs of Dog Dementia

Article by Katherine Tolford | Found on Pet MD

While your beloved senior dog can’t really forget where he put his car keys, it turns out that he is capable of experiencing “senior moments.” If your dog forgets the route on your daily walk or if he’s not enjoying . . . → Read More: 5 Signs of Dog Dementia

Canine Epilepsy: Seizures in Dogs

Canine Epilepsy: Seizures in Dogs

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Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes recurrent seizures. It is relatively common in dogs. Signs of epilepsy generally show up between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, with the most typical age of onset being 2-3 years. Epilepsy in dogs is not . . . → Read More: Canine Epilepsy: Seizures in Dogs

How Can I Tell If My Dog Has Neurological Problems

Warning Signs of Neurological Disorders in Canines

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Like every pet owner, I confess I am sometimes guilty of not reading signs of ill health well enough. I lost my Jack Russell to cancer and had a heart-stopping experience with my dog Misty that made me realize how important it is . . . → Read More: How Can I Tell If My Dog Has Neurological Problems

5 Signs of Dog Dementia

5 Signs of Dog Dementia

Article by by Katherine Tolford | Featured on PetMD

While your beloved senior dog can’t really forget where he put his car keys, it turns out that he is capable of experiencing “senior moments.” If your dog forgets the route on your daily walk or if he’s not enjoying . . . → Read More: 5 Signs of Dog Dementia

Would you know if your dog had a stroke?

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Would you know if your dog had a stroke?

Strokes in dogs are less common than they are in people, but when one strikes the condition is equally as serious as a human stroke. There are three major forms of canine strokes, and it is important for pet owners to . . . → Read More: Would you know if your dog had a stroke?

Medical Causes of Aggression In Dogs

Medical Causes of Canine Aggression

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Aggression in dogs is defined as a threat of harmful behavior directed at another animal or person. It may involve snarling, growling, snapping, nipping, biting, or lunging. A dog may act aggressively for either behavioral or medical reasons, or a combination of both. Here are . . . → Read More: Medical Causes of Aggression In Dogs