What is the most common neurological disorder in dogs?
- Vestibular disease. A dog’s vestibular system helps maintain balance and coordination of head and eye movements.
- Spinal disease.
- Wobbler Syndrome.
- Intervertebral disc degeneration and herniation.
What are signs of neurological disorders in dogs?
- Head pressing.
- Inability to use one or more limbs.
- Pain, which may be indicated by vocalization, sensitivity to touch and/or behavior changes.
- Sudden or unexplained weakness and/or stumbling.
What causes sudden neurological issues in a dog? Firstly, they could be caused by a problem such as low blood sugar, or a lack of calcium. The canine neurologist would take blood tests to identify this. Secondly, the seizures could be caused by tumors or infections in the brain. A third cause could be epilepsy.
How do you treat neurological problems in dogs? These treatments may include surgery, hydrotherapy or the use of an underwater treadmill, balance exercises, ultrasound, cryotherapy, laser therapy, acupuncture and pain control techniques. Take a look here for further information about the specialist neurology services offered by Physio-Vet.