Common Neurological Symptoms in Pets
Symptoms that may indicate neurological disorder in dogs and cats include:
- Behavior changes
- Continuous circling
- Difficulties walking and/or abnormal gait
- Dragging hind legs
- Eyes darting
- Head pressing
- Limp tail
- Loss of muscle mass and/or control
- Shaking legs
- Trouble standing
- Vision loss
Capturing Presentation of Your Pet’s Neurological Symptoms
If your pet presents symptoms that are stable or static, our doctors will see them during a neurological exam. However, if your notice your pet’s symptoms are intermittent or vague, diagnosis may be aided by capturing your pet’s behavior on video.
What to Do If Your Pet Shows Symptoms of Neurological Dysfunction
Observing symptoms of a possible neurological disorder is distressing. You do not have to spend your time researching the symptoms to determine if your pet may be experiencing a medical emergency. Just call us.
When you call The ANIC, you will speak to a board-certified neurologist who can determine if your pet needs emergency service or not. The doctor may also be able to provide information about what to watch for (to gather diagnostic data at home) and how to keep your pet safe and comfortable until your appointment.