Loss of the ability of a dog or cat to coordinate muscular movement. Lack of coordination is often a sign of brain or nerve damage in your cat or dog. This can be caused by for example traumas, infections, or toxics. When you notice a sudden lack of coordination in your pet, it is advised to visit a veterinarian as soon as possible.
How to Recognize
Stumbling, falling down, and swaying are signs that your dog is experiencing a lack of coordination. Other signs include head tilting, weakness, and confusion.
Causes of Lack Of Coordination
Lack of coordination is often a sign of brain or nerve damage and can be caused by trauma, infections, and ingestion of toxins. Other possible causes include cancer, cysts, degenerative diseases, inflammation, anemia, and electrolyte imbalances.
Your veterinarian may run blood, urine, and possibly cerebrospinal fluid test. Vets may also take an X-ray, MRI or CT scan.
Treatment for Lack Of Coordination
Treatments vary depending on the underlying condition.
When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.