Not long ago I did an interview with veterinary neurologist Martin Young, DVM, DACVIM. I wanted readers to know what to expect when their pet was referred to a specialist. The interview turned out to be an eye-opening experience for me as Dr. Young explained how he makes a diagnosis. And since the interview, I haven’t stopped thinking about the hard to diagnose conditions that can paralyze your dog. The symptoms can be easily overlooked.
Dr. Young said the diseases are common, but they’re hard to identify because the symptoms are nearly identical. Sometimes the only deciding factor in getting the right diagnosis is to look at a dog’s age and breed.
This story covers 3 of the most common ailments. Knowing their symptoms could save your dog’s life. [Read more…]