I wrote an article a couple of years ago concerning traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in household pets, but it looks like I didn’t go quite far enough. The previous article was about TBI overall in pets; this article looks at causes of a particular cause of TBI in pets: strokes. The following information shares how to recognize stroke symptoms in our fur family members and what to do if your pet shows signs of having a stroke. Today, I will focus on the two most common pets, dogs and cats. Let’s start with dogs. This information is sourced from the
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I was one of the lucky ones who emerged from a massive stroke with my mind seemingly intact (depending on who you ask, ha ha). According to a 2019 study by the World Health Organization, worldwide, strokes are the second biggest cause of death, with different types of dementia coming in third, and gaining ground on strokes. I have definitely been concerned about Alzheimer’s and dementia later in my life. I currently have two dear friends, one with dementia, the other in hospice care with end stage Alzheimer’s. That really drove home, in a deeply personal way, how devastating they
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