Would you know if your dog had a stroke? The symptoms are different than those for a human stroke. Over the course of writing Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog, I’ve shared two stories about dogs who have suffered a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) stroke. Ironically when I looked back at those posts, both are eerily similar.
The first story was about a sweet Italian Greyhound named Ricochet who was playing in his yard on March 29, 2014 when he suddenly fell to his side unable to move and gasping for air. And last month I wrote about little Mia who also ran outside in her backyard happy and healthy one minute and the next minute she had collapsed to the ground barely breathing. Strange set of circumstances….right? Or are they the warning signs pet parents should know? [Read more…]