A persistent head tilt is a sign of a balance (vestibular) centre problem in dogs. It is very similar to ‘vertigo’ in people and is often accompanied by a ‘drunken’ walk and involuntary eye movements, either side to side or up and down. The feeling that the room is spinning due to the eye movements […]
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Epilepsy in Dogs
What is epilepsy? Epilepsy means repeated or recurrent seizures or “fits” due to abnormal activity in the brain. Electrical activity is happening in the brain all the time. However, in some patients an additional and abnormal burst of electrical activity can occur which causes a fit. Some dogs will just have one fit but in […]
Myaesthenia Gravis in Dogs
Locks, Keys and Muscular Weakness In this article, Neurology Expert Laurent Garosi explains an important cause of muscular weakness and collapse in dogs…Myasthenia Gravis. What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia Gravis (pronounced my-as-theen-ia grar-viss) is a common cause of generalised weakness in dogs and occasionally cats. It also occurs in humans. What happens in myasthenia gravis? […]
What Does it Mean if My Dog has had a Seizure?
What are seizures? Seizures (also called convulsions or fits) are sudden electrical events that happen in the brain and they cause: A change is the patient’s consciousness or awareness of what is going on around them Uncontrolled movement of the body Seizures have many manifestations, but the signs shown by an individual are usually the […]