When Sudden Hind Leg Weakness Strikes Your Dog, What’s Going On?

When Sudden Hind Leg Weakness Strikes Your Dog, What’s Going On?

You’ve been playing with your dog in the park or watching it trot up the stairs when you see her hind legs suddenly weaken and give way. Could this hind leg weakness be the normal toll of old age? Or does your pet have a serious medical condition? Sudden onset of...
Pelvic Limb Weakness May Require a Rapid Response

Pelvic Limb Weakness May Require a Rapid Response

One day, you notice your dog struggling to stand or support herself, as her hind limbs tremble with the effort. That could be a natural progression due to extreme old age. Or it could be a condition known as pelvic limb weakness – also called hind limb weakness – that...
Taking Care of Your Dog or Cat with Epilepsy

Taking Care of Your Dog or Cat with Epilepsy

While epilepsy is an uncommon disease in our pets, fewer than 1 in 100 develop the condition, it is the most common neurologic condition we treat. Just like their human counterparts, pets with epilepsy can lead full, enjoyable lives. The term epilepsy applies to pets...
Spinal Fluid Analysis

Spinal Fluid Analysis

The “Blood Brain Barrier” separates the brain and the spinal cord from the rest of the body. This protects the brain from toxins and infections. For example, when you get the flu – or eat a bad oyster – you suffer from general body illness but your brain remains...
Vestibular Disease in Dogs and Cats

Vestibular Disease in Dogs and Cats

The vestibular system, also known as “the balance center,” is the part of our nervous system that enables us to stay upright relative to gravity and movement. If a dog has a problem associated with his or her balance, we often refer to this as “vestibular disease.”...
BAER Test: A Method Of Measuring Hearing Loss in Dogs

BAER Test: A Method Of Measuring Hearing Loss in Dogs

To test hearing in animals, owners and veterinarians can test a patient’s response to high-pitched noises, such as whistling, or loud noises, such as clapping hands or banging an object. Though simple, this is the most practical way to know if an animal can hear....