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The nervous system is composed of billions of neurons that form a complex network of pathways within the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. Disease in any one of these 3 circuits (encephalopathy, myelopathy, and neuropathy, respectively) can cause a pet to experience a lack of sensation and/or motor ability. Neurological diseases that could be affecting a pet can be found in this section by following these steps:
- Neurological Signs: The main signs a pet may exhibit with a neurological problem are listed in the left menu and other associated signs are listed on the corresponding pages.
- Anatomical Region: Each page is divided into the part of the body where the neurological signs could be localized (e.g. head, neck, back).
- Type of Disease: The disease process affecting the nervous system and causing the neurological signs must be determined.
- Disease: Finally, common neurological diseases will be listed underneath the type of disease.
See the Neurology Overview for basic information that may be helpful in understanding the complex nature of neurological diseases.
This information is meant to be a guide and not a substitute for veterinary care.
Always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian.