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