Veterinary neurology is the branch of medicine that treats diseases of the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles in pets. This encompasses such problems as epilepsy, herniated disks, spinal and head injuries, meningitis, encephalitis, and cancers of the nervous system. The first step in dealing with pet neurological disorders is to get as much information as possible about likely causes of the problem. Causes and conditions are wide-ranging and can be:
After determining the cause and diagnosis, we will identify a course of treatment and provide specialized referrals, as needed. Carlson Animal Hospital’s veterinary professionals will treat your pet with compassion, and our expertise provides you with the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions regarding veterinary care and treatment.
Signs of neurological issues in pets include:
- Limb paralysis or weakness
- Balance disorders (circling, rolling/falling, head tilting, etc.)
- Vision disorders (blindness, walking into objects, etc.)
Please contact us at (708) 383-3606 for more information about the care and treatment of neurological disease in cats and dogs.