The nervous system is one of the most central systems of your pet’s body and therefore is vitally important in ensuring they lead a happy and healthy life. The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves, each of which can come with unique issues. Veterinary neurologists have been specially trained to treat your pet’s neurological issues and will ensure that your pet is comfortable through the examination and treatment process. Issues surrounding the nervous system can be severe, so you must contact your veterinarian to schedule an appointment at the first sign of trouble.
Being mindful of your pet’s neurological condition and scheduling regular check-ups can be vital to ensure they lead longer and healthier lives. No pet owner wants to see their furry friends in any distress, making neurological check-ups an important part of your animal’s wellness routine. Common neurological issues in animals can include:
Spinal cord injury
Cancers of the nervous system
Metabolic brain disorder
Seizure disorders and management
You should consider neurology for your pet if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Paralysis or drastic weakness
Change in behavior
Neurological issues don’t typically go away independently, unlike other conditions and diseases. Taking any neurological issues your pet may have very seriously is crucial. Contact your veterinarian as soon as there is any sign of trouble.
Neurological issues tend to require more advanced forms of treatment. When you bring in your pet, a series of exams will be administered to assess the communication pattern from their brain to their nerves, the functionality of their reflexes, and their ability to hold a normal posture. The examination results will help your veterinarian distinguish which parts of the nervous system are not functioning properly. Depending on your pet’s diagnosis, prescription medication may be necessary. More advanced disorders may require long-term neurological therapy or even neurosurgery. Contact your veterinarian to determine the best plan for your pet.
MRI (offsite availability)
Treatment of Brain Disorders
Treatment of Vertebral Disorders