By Maryanne Ellison. Animal. Published at Sunday, July 01st, 2018 - 04:20:43 AM.
Other indications are when your pet has difficulty in walking in a controlled and steady manner. When a dog has ataxia their hearing may be impaired. Dogs suffering from this condition may become lethargic and behave in unusual ways. The word ataxia has Greek origins and means \"without order\"; in the case of pets it refers to the coordination of movement. Dogs that have cerebellar ataxia usually have a drunken gait or they will lift their paws way off the ground when walking. \"Goose stepping\" is the name given to this kind of action. Stumbling or dizziness can result from any sort of quick movement.
One of the benefits of massage for animals mentioned was improved circulation. Better circulation can contribute to improved digestion and better metabolism, a tremendous benefit for the large number of pets suffering from obesity and gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, improved circulation can slow the degenerative process of arthritis and improve energy levels in geriatric pets. Better circulation means better immune function, helping to reduce the risk of infection or illness and assisting in the rapid recovery from injury or illness. Better blood flow also contributes to improve healing post-surgically.
Ataxia In Dogs What It Means For You And Your Pet! The causes of ataxia in dogs are numerous. This condition occurs when the animals body is out of balance. The condition is usually indicated by a general lack of coordination and an inability to stand or walk effectively. Pet insurance can help cover the costs of treatments for ataxia and other conditions that your pet may suffer from throughout their lifetime.
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