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Features August 2016 Issue

How to Tell If Your Dog is Having a Stroke

Some breeds appear more prone to stroke than others.

How to Tell If Your Dog is Having a Stroke

Stroke frequency rare but greater than once thought.

“It’s one of those conditions that, with the advent and then greater usage of MRI, we’re starting to figure out that dogs truly do have strokes, probably with a greater frequency than we once thought,” says veterinary neurologist Casey Neary, DVM, DACVIM, who works out of the Atlanta offices of Bush Veterinary Neurology Service, the largest veterinary neurological practice in the world. To be sure, Dr. Neary says, “the overall occurrence of stroke is rare, not as common as in humans.”

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