Paralysis

Paralysis

Inability of a dog or cat to move any limbs, a complete Paralysis. Paralysis in pets occurs when communication between the brain and spine becomes interrupted for one reason or another. It can involve one part of the body or several, and it can be caused by a variety of things. Trauma is perhaps the most common cause of paralysis in dogs and cats. However, other causes include intervertebral disc disease, degenerative myelopathy, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, embolus and polyneuritis.

How to Recognize

Paralysis occurs when your pet is unable to move any of his/her limbs.

Causes of Paralysis

Paralysis in pets is most commonly caused by trauma, though other causes include intervertebral disc disease, degenerative myelopathy, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, embolus and polyneuritis.

Pet Insurance

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.

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