Veterinary neurology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats diseases of the brain, spine, musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system in cats and dogs, including:
Intervertebral disk disease
Neck or back pain
Encephalitis (inflammation disease of the central nervous system)
Many breeds of cats and dogs are susceptible to neurological conditions. For example a number of breeds, including dachshunds, are at risk of intervertebral disk disease. If your dog or cat is exhibiting any signs of neurological conditions, please call us as soon as possible. We will give your pet a thorough evaluation using advanced diagnostic equipment. When we examine a pet with possible neurological problems, we attempt to determine its cause, localize the problem, estimate the extent of the problem and estimate your pet’s prognosis with and without treatment.
Signs of possible neurological disease:
Paralysis and limb weakness, collapsing
Difficulty swallowing or chewing
Decreased facial movement
Behavioral changes—pacing, wandering, confusion
If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, please give us a call.