Brain

Some health conditions are linked to the nervous system. Discover what you should know about your dog’s brain and spine and potential risks.

Dog sitting on hind legs on sidewalk (Caption: Exercise-Induced Collapse In Dogs)

Exercise-Induced Collapse In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Genetic Testing & More

Have you noticed your dog suddenly becoming weak and collapsing while exercising vigorously? There could be several causes of these symptoms. One possibility is Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) in dogs, a hereditary condition found in certain breeds. How can you find out if your dog is at risk for this potentially fatal disease? And what should you do if he exhibits the symptoms?

Dog having seizure on back in grass (caption: Dog Seizures: Causes, Symptoms And Treatments)

Dog Seizures: Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Treatments, And Medication

Your dog seems confused or agitated, falls over on his side and his limbs go stiff or start to make paddling motions. He could likely be having a seizure. Dog seizures are scary and disorienting for both dogs and owners. If you suspect your dog has had a seizure or just want to arm yourself with the knowledge in case it happens to your dog one day, we’re here to help.

Longhaired dachshund puppy lying down on the carpet dizzy (Caption: Vestibular Disease In Dogs)

Vestibular Disease In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Vestibular disease (or vestibular syndrome) refers to a group of diseases that affect a dog’s balance system (known as the vestibular system or vestibular apparatus). Common signs of vestibular disease in dogs include loss of balance, falling over, an abnormal flickering of the eyes, and general wobbliness. These signs can occur very suddenly and nearly always warrant veterinary attention. What causes vestibular disease? How is it diagnosed and treated? And what can you do at home to help your canine friend recover?

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