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....
How To Video Your Pet For A Neurological Consultation

How To Video Your Pet For A Neurological Consultation

Of all the technologies that have emerged in recent years, the smart phone may be the most powerful tool in veterinary neurology. Yes, smart phones have been more impactful than MRI, CT scans, 3D Operational Exoscopes and Electrodiagnostic Machines. The ever-present...
CT or MRI To Diagnose Nervous System Problems

CT or MRI To Diagnose Nervous System Problems

While examining a dog or cat for a neurological problem, a neurologist’s primary aim is to pinpoint where exactly the problem is located in the nervous system. We do not start with a CT or MRI. Instead, we begin by asking our patients a series of questions. For...