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Find Out If Your Dog Can Recover From a Stroke
A dog that has a stroke has a better chance of a full recovery more so than a person would with proper medical treatment. This is good news for all dog owners. You dog will have a faster recovery and it should be complete.
Usually within a few days of treatment, a dog will show signs of recovery. This vestibular disease can however cause a slight tilt of the head or some dizzy spells. Some dogs are left with possible lifelong seizures, which can be scary for a dog owner if they do not know what to expect. If the stroke is due to cancer, the dog will have an increase in seizures, as they get older.
Dogs that have strokes not related to vestibular disease were found to recover very quickly and without any complications. This number is around two thirds of the dogs who have strokes and about one third have lingering medical problems after recovery. The main concern with recovery from a dog stroke is knowing what caused the stroke and treating it to eliminate future strokes.
Usually you do not think about preventing a stroke until after it has already happened. This is one thing that should be in your mind if you own a dog. By understanding how to prevent a stroke in your healthy dog is the first step to a life without one.
If you dog has already had a stroke, you need to take some measures to ensure they never have one again. This includes check ups with a vet, blood work ups that can detect certain diseases that can lead to a stroke. There may even be other products that help to prevent a stroke and your vet can discuss these with you.
For prevention of a stroke, your vet will more than likely tell you about aspirin and antioxidants. Older dogs usually take the drug that is a nutraceutial such as the antioxidant. Aspirin is a blood thinner for humans and works the same way on dogs. It helps reduce clot formations. If your dog had a stroke that included bleeding, they should not take aspirin any time. Before you give anything to your dog, you need to take to your vet.