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

Neurological Disorders in Cats

Neurological Disorders in Cats

Neurological disorders in cats involve the nervous system and the brain. Certain neurological disorders are genetically predisposed. Others may develop due to environmental factors such as toxic reactions, trauma and injury. Since cats suffering from neurological disorders exhibit unusual symptoms, pet owners often fail to recognize these symptoms as neurological . . . → Read More: Neurological Disorders in Cats

Degenerative Myelopathy in Irish Setters

Degenerative Myelopathy in Irish Setters

Article by Christine M Boutwell MD | Featured on Irish Setter Club

As a neurologist, I knew all too well the beginning signs of spinal cord dysfunction in my oldest girl and first show Irish setter. I wanted to believe the slippage of her back feet on the tile . . . → Read More: Degenerative Myelopathy in Irish Setters

High-pitched sounds can cause seizures in old cats

High-pitched sounds can cause seizures in old cats

When the charity International Cat Care asked veterinary neurologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists, UK, for help with several inquiries it had received regarding cats having seizures, seemingly in response to certain high-pitched sounds, the answer was that the problem was not documented and little, if anything, was . . . → Read More: High-pitched sounds can cause seizures in old cats

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Canine degenerative myelopathy (also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy) otherwise known as DM or CDRM is a progressive disease of the spinal cord of unknown origin in older dogs. The disease has an insidious onset typically between 7 and 14 years of age. It begins with a loss of coordination in . . . → Read More: Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegenration

Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegeneration

Novel neurodegenerative disease and gene identified with the help of ‘man’s best friend’

A breakthrough study performed in an international collaboration led by Professor Tosso Leeb from the University of Bern and Professor Hannes Lohi from the University of Helsinki together with the veterinary neurologists and . . . → Read More: Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegeneration

Nerve Disorder Affecting Multiple Nerves in Dogs

Nerve Disorder Affecting Multiple Nerves in Dogs

Peripheral Neuropathy (Polyneuropathies) in Dogs

Polyneuropathy is a nerve disorder that affects multiple peripheral nerves. Unlike the central nervous system, which has the vertebrae of the spine, and the bone of the skull to protect it, the peripheral nerves are more exposed to the elements that enter . . . → Read More: Nerve Disorder Affecting Multiple Nerves in Dogs

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is a condition resulting from a deficiency of acetyl choline (ACh) receptors on the postsynaptic membrane resulting in a syndrome of muscle weakness. Both congenital and acquired forms of this condition occur in dogs, cats, and humans. To date, studies suggest the pathophysiology of these conditions are similar among these . . . → Read More: Myasthenia Gravis