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Signs of stroke in Dogs

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Imagine coming home from a hardworking day and finding your dog laying on the floor suffering from aching pain ,  How differently would you act ? How differently would you feel?

What if you noticed the symptoms before and could have saved him, would it be the same?

For years, we never felt that animals develop a stroke but now we can define that it happens more than we know. A Stroke is when there is a lack of blood supply in the brain that leads to neurologic abnormalities. For baby Dogs , it can be due to many reasons such as bacteria, parasites,ruptures, and clotting disorders.

Despite the fact that causes may be long-term, Stroke can spread unexpectedly; in this case, your dog’s life depends on your fast action, so let us get ready with us

5. Loss of Balance

One of the most common symptoms is sudden loss of balance, your dog may not be able to walk or walk with an uncoordinated gait, and this sign can be frightening and may be associated with discomfort for the pet.

As the stroke affects your dog’s brain, it causes a loss of consciousness, this can be a warning sign for you, where you should hurry as soon as possible and contact a veterinarian.

4. Wandering in Circles

Circling can be obvious once the dog has an advanced case, his movements seem aimless. He started pacing, stands in corners, forgets what he was doing and always circled counterclockwise.

You probably cannot get your dog to stop this typeof movement if he has Stroke, remember that only a veterinarian can diagnose your dog, so if he or she is circling or performing other repetitive or confused behaviors, go to him right away.

3. Strange Eye Movements

This disease can also affect the dog’s eyes. You may notice abnormal eye movements, side to side or rotary (nystagmus) or abnormal eye positioning (strabismus), usually this looks like if the eyes are deviated from one another.

These eye movements may last for a few minutes or much longer, by this time you should seek for help.

2. Lethargy or Fainting

Mostly you may not consider this as a sign of  stroke, because your dog might just seem tired, although lethargy when extreme is associated with strokes. You should pay attention to his behavior;the dog might feel sleepy or fatigued and sluggish.

Lethargy can also lead to fainting, if your dog starts to feel lightheaded, dizzy, weak, or nauseous, you must take this symptom seriously.

1. Loss of Body Control

A stroke can also cause a loss of muscle function, which is often due to a failure in the nerves that send signals from your brain to your muscles.

Your dog will not be able to operate the affected parts of his body, he will also lose his bladder and bowel control this can be permanent or temporary.

This symptom is a sign of a serious problem, when that moment happens, act fast.

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