Our pets can experience many of the same neurological problems as humans. Our neurologist will work with you and with your family veterinarian to provide the specialized care your pet needs.
If you believe your pet is having a neurological issue, please seek emergency care. Some neurological conditions are extremely time-sensitive, specifically anything involving partial or complete paralysis.
Dogs and cats can experience many of the same brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular problems as humans. These disorders fall within the veterinary neurology and neurosurgery specialty; conditions include epilepsy, ruptured vertebral discs, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, and more. Although neurological disorders may cause significant distress for pets and owners, many problems can be treated successfully.
Diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders can be complex. Our neurologist at Premier – Chicago collaborates with your family veterinarian to provide the care your pet needs. They are experts in managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular system. Our team has a wide array of advanced diagnostic modalities to assist in accurately diagnosing your pet’s neurologic symptoms, including an MRI scan, CT scan, myelography, spinal fluid analysis, and muscle and nerve biopsies.
Some commonly diagnosed neurological disorders include:
- Vestibular Disease
- Brain Tumors
- Head Trauma
- Congenital Anomalies
- Neuromuscular Disorders (Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy)
- Atlantoaxial Instability
- Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Spinal Tumors
- Spinal Fractures