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What Toxins Can Cause Seizures in Dogs?

Is there anything more agonizing than witnessing your dog having a seizure? The overwhelming sense of helplessness you experience may weigh heavily on your heart, but the best thing you can do is keep yourself calm and your pup safe while you wait for it to end. Though it can seem like an eternity, most…

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Happy New Year!

  These three little words we shout at each other each year have never been more welcomed. For some, 2020 was catastrophic, while for others, it was an opportunity to reboot. But many more hung out somewhere in the middle, holding on by a thread. The only certainty we could count on was a new…

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Intervertebral Disc Disease in Dogs

It’s ruff to watch someone we love suffer – especially when that special someone can’t tell us what’s wrong. So it’s our job as pet parents to look for clues. Is your dog holding its head low or yelping when touched? Walking wobbly or dragging its limbs? Your poor pup might have back pain… and…

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What Triggers Seizures in Dogs?

A seizure is one of the most common neurological conditions a dog can experience. It is defined as an abnormal and unusually strong burst of electrical activity occurring within the brain. A seizure itself is not any kind of disease, but a symptom of a disease. Types of Seizures in Dogs There are two types…

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Types of Neurological Disorders in Dogs and Cats

Just like in humans, dogs and cats get neurological conditions.  The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.  Certain neurological conditions can affect any part of the nervous system, while others only happen in certain parts of the nervous system. The general types of disorders that can affect the…

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Are Neurological Disorders in Dogs Treatable?

Ultimately, most pet owners ask me one simple question when their pet is having a neurological problem: Can You Fix My Pet? Neurological disorders in dogs and cats can be very scary to the pet and to the pet family.  The nervous system is the part of the body responsible for things like walking, coordination,…

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Facial Paralysis in Dogs: Why Does My Dog Have a Droopy Face?

Written by our Neurology Resident, Dr. DiVita. You can learn more about Dr. DiVita on our neurologists page. Why is my dog’s face droopy? When a dog has a “drooping” face, we become concerned about a problem with the facial nerve. The facial nerve, or cranial nerve VII, exits the back of the brain and…

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Why Is My Dog Acting Drunk and Wobbly?

What do you do when, all of a sudden, your dog starts walking around like he has had a few too many martinis? The term for this uncoordinated gait is “ataxia,” and the type of ataxia that causes dogs to walk like they are drunk is called a “vestibular ataxia.” The vestibular system, or balance…

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Five Things Every French Bulldog Owner Needs To Know About IVDD

I absolutely love French bulldogs.  I’m a Pug person at heart, but there’s just something about those ears, those eyes, that face, that I can’t resist in a French bulldog.  If you’re reading this, I suspect you feel the same way. As with any breed, French bulldogs are predisposed to getting certain diseases.  For example,…

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SEVN Joins the #WalkForTheAnimals to Help the Humane Society of Greater Miami

Walk for the Animals is scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at Bayfront Park. Join over 3,000 other animal lovers for a mile-long walk around the park, followed by a morning of music, food, activities, games, and plenty of fun for the dogs! We at Southeast Veterinary Neurology are raising money for the Humane Society of Greater Miami…

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