1. Great Danes and Cervical Spondylomyelopathy: An Article in Review

    By Megan C. Davis, DVM The Article: Magnetic resonance imaging features of Great Danes with and without clinical signs of cervical spondylomyelopathy Paula Martin-Vaquero, DMV, PhD, and Ronaldo C. da Costa, DMV, PhDJAVMA, Vol 245, No 4, August 15, 2014 Given the highly sensitive nature of MRI in evaluating the spinal cord and vertebral canal stenosis, potential for over-interpretation of the st…Read More

  2. Spinal Cord Diseases in Cats

    By Drs. Randy Cross, DVM and Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Spinal cord diseases in cats can be incredibly frustrating.  The adventure starts with the uncooperative patient, winds its way through the dreaded neurologic examination interpretation, and ends in the sea of diseases that could be causing the clinical signs. It’s not easier for a board certified neurologist, but …Read More

  3. Dementia in Dogs: When An Old Dog Can’t Remember Old Tricks

    DEMENTIA IN DOGS: WHEN AN OLD DOG CAN’T REMEMBER OLD TRICKS By Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Dementia—a clinical state in which cognitive function declines—is well-known as a disease that afflicts aging humans. There’s less awareness that dementia is a disease seen in companion animals, especially dogs. In fact, dementia, also known as senility or cognitive dysfunctio…Read More

  4. Canine Epilepsy: An Information Guide

    By Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Epilepsy, convulsions, fits, and seizures are alarming and disturbing events to both dogs and their owners. A seizure can have several manifestations, from a far-away look or twitching in one part of the face to a dog falling on its side barking, clenching and unclenching its teeth, urinating, defecating and paddling all four limbs. Seizures c…Read More

  5. Seizures in Cats

    By Megan Davis, DVM and Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, DACVIM The Article: Clinical Characterization of Epilepsy of Unknown Cause in Cats. A.M.Wahle, et al. J Vet Intern Medicine 2104; 28: 182-188 This study tries to determine the prevalence of Epilepsy of Unknown Cause (EUC) in cats. Idiopathic epilepsy in dogs and humans is presumed to be genetic. [See Dr. McDonnell's previous articles, Canine Epilepsy…Read More