By Kim Wong. Animal. Published at Sunday, July 01st, 2018 - 16:35:43 PM.
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.
Trauma, toxins or viruses can also be the cause of cerebellar ataxia in dogs. That part of the brain that controls balance - the cerebellum - is affected by this type of ataxia. In the case of vestibular ataxia it affects the inner ear and the alignment of a dogs body and head. Not standing straight and holding the head at an angle are typical signs. The spinal cord and thus the position of the dogs legs are affected by sensory ataxia. Some signs of this type are the dog crossing its legs when walking or they may walk on the back of their paws.
Animal Dental Care! Did you know that good dental care can add years to the life of your pet? 80% of dogs, cats and ferrets have some form of dental disease by the age of 3. Since there are many health problems associated with dental disease, it is in everyones best interest to practice good dental preventative care. It can take just minutes to prolong the quality and length of your pets life.
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