Boston Terrier with left-sided weakness

This week’s case is a 12 year old MC Boston Terrier that was presented for evaluation following an acute onset of left-sided weakness.

Breed-related ventriculomegaly isn't normal

Mild to moderate ventriculomegaly is common in brachycephalic breeds. It's long been assumed that this was a "normal" breed variation, but a recent study suggests it may not be normal. Click on post title to read more.

Quiz: Myopathies and CK levels

Which of following conditions is LEAST likely to cause an elevated creatine kinase (CK) level? Click on post title to take the quiz.

How "twitchy eyes" help you localize

Here is a tip to help you better localize the lesion based on the phase of nystagmus...Click on post title to read more.

Term: Paresthesia

Paresthesia is an abnormal or innappropriate sensation of burning, tingling, tickling, or pain in an area of skin, body part, or organ. Read more by clicking on title.

Uncoordinated kitty

This week’s case is a 5 year old MC DSH. He was presented for evaluation of difficulty jumping onto furniture and falling on the stairs. Click on post title to read more.

Characteristics of Scottie Cramp

This recent manuscript out of North Carolina State University describes the clinical findings and treatment outcome of Scottie Cramp in 31 dogs. Click on post title to read a synopsis of the article.

Wednesday quiz day: What's your MRI diagnosis?

A 12-year-old MC Miniature Poodle is presented for an annual recheck exam for Idiopathic Epilepsy. The owners report that he's recently been disoriented, urinating in the house, and keeping them awake all night whining and wandering around the house constantly. MRI is performed. What is the most likely cause of this patient's clinical signs?

DON'T flex that pain in the neck!

Never flex the neck of a young toy and small breed dog when checking for neck pain, especially dogs less than 3-4 years of age.

Term: Neuroleptanalgesia

Neuroleptanalgesia is a form of analgesia achieved by concurrent administration of an analgesic and a neuroleptic (anti-psychotic agent). In more practical terms, it involves administration of an analgesic and a sedative. Click on post title to read more.

Circling cat

This week’s case is a 12 year old MC DSH that presented to the Neurology Department for a sudden onset of circling. Watch the video below and localize the lesion.

Prevalence, heritability & outcome of syringomyelia in Cavaliers

This manuscript describes a three-phase study investigating the prevalence, heritability, and outcome of syringomyelia (SM) in all Cavalier King Charles Spaniels...Click on the post title to read more.