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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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Help Support the Veterinary Care Foundation

Help SEVN Raise Money for the Veterinary Care Foundation As you know by now, the veterinary care experts at Southeast Veterinary Neurology are dedicated to the well-being of pets around the country.  The Veterinary Care Foundation is a foundation created for the specific purpose of helping veterinary practices fund the discounted and no-charge care they offer to…

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Causes of Seizures in Dogs

As a pet owner, seeing your dog have a seizure for the first time can be a terrifying experience for you. You might think they are dying, and this can cause anyone to panic. It’s good for you to know that, typically, seizures are not fatal, and it may help you to get through such…

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Dr. Michael Wong to Speak at Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference

Florida-based board-certified veterinary neurologist specializing in diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles set to contribute to “Seizures: So Many Drugs – What to Choose and When” symposium. Boynton Beach, FL – November 16, 2017 – The fifth annual Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference returns to the Boca Raton Resort and Club – A Waldorf…

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Common Questions About Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)

1. Why does Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) happen? There are two general types of IVDD, Types I and II. Type I IVDD typically affects younger to middle aged chondrodysplastic dogs (smaller dogs with short legs) such as the Dachshund, and usually results in an acute onset of clinical signs. Type I IVDD degeneration begins early…

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