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Episodic Weakness and Collapse

What is Episodic weakness and collapse? Essentially, ‘episodic weakness and collapse’ refers to involuntary falling over!  Dogs are more commonly presented to veterinary surgeons with this problem than cats. Syncope (pronounced sin-coh-pea) is the technical term for fainting when the patient temporarily loses consciousness. Collapse, such as fainting, may be completely benign and require no […]

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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? […]

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