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

Article Found on DogHealth.com

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

Article Featured on PetHelpful

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?

Article Featured on AAHA.org

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

Article Featured on PetPlace

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

What Do I Do If My Dog Has A Seizure?

How to recognize and handle dog seizures

By Josh Weiss-Roessler | Featured on Cesar’s Way

Most pet owners probably don’t know this, but dogs can have seizures just like humans. Few things are worse than seeing your four-legged friend suddenly flop to the ground and tread water that isn’t even there, but for some . . . → Read More: What Do I Do If My Dog Has A Seizure?

Update on Brain Diseases in Dogs & Cats

Update on Brain Diseases in Dogs & Cats

Article Featured on Delaware Valley Academy

Dr. Richard A. LeCouteur Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery School of Veterinary Medicine University of California Davis CA 95616 USA

The term encephalopathy refers to any disorder or disease affecting the brain. In its broadest interpretation, this includes disorders affecting . . . → Read More: Brain Diseases in Dogs & Cats

Brain Inflammation Due to Parasitic Infection in Dogs

Encephalitis Secondary to Parasitic Migration in Dogs

Brain inflammation, also known as encephalitis, may be due to a variety of factors. For instance, parasites can migrate into the dog’s central nervous system (CNS), gain entry via blood or through adjacent tissues, including the middle ear, natural opening in the skull, nasal cavities and cribriform . . . → Read More: Brain Inflammation Due to Parasitic Infection in Dogs