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Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology (SCAN)

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When To See A Neurologist

Signs of Neurological Disease

Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology sees pets for neurological disorders after a referral from their veterinarian. If you think your pet may be showing signs of neurological disease, please contact us to make an appointment so that one of our neurologists may examine your pet.

We treat brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular problems in dogs and cats. There are a wide variety of signs of neurological disease in dogs and cats, some of which are listed below:

  • Limb weakness/inability to walk

  • Lack of coordination

  • Dragging limbs

  • Back/neck pain

  • Loss of balance

  • Head tilt

  • Circling/aimless wandering

  • Seizures

  • Falling over

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Tremors

  • Abnormal eye movements

  • Blindness

  • Behavior change

  • Facial paralysis

  • Disorientation

  • Unprovoked yelping

  • Excessive scratching

Conditions Treated:

  • Intervertebral disc herniation (“slipped disc”)

  • Seizures

  • Vestibular disease

  • Stroke

  • Fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)

  • Encephalitis

  • Meningitis

  • Brain and spinal tumors

  • Chiari malformation/Syringomyelia

  • Hydrocephalus

  • Degenerative Myelopathy

  • Wobbler’s Disease

  • Head trauma

  • Atlantoaxial luxation

  • Discospondylitis

  • Neuropathic pain management

  • Urinary/fecal incontinence

Neurology Information for Pets and Approved Information Links

This information is meant to be a guide and not a substitute for veterinary care. It is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet and it is important to always follow the instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have any questions, please call us at (727) 325-2955 (Clearwater) or (239) 500-7226 (Naples).