A veterinarian question

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  1. nursetim

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    I have never heard anyone ever say their pet had a stroke. It has to be possible, I just never heard of it.
     
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    My wife is a vet tech.

    We had a cat Devito have what appeared to be two strokes and/or seizures in 20 minutes. One eye was completely dialated and the other wasn't. We thought brain damage.

    They can have strokes.
     
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    What was the treatment?
     
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    They can have cranial strokes or even a form of spinal strokes. Im a little out of date on treatment but it used to involve 'roids, then it didnt. Treatments usually involved some means of attempting to avoid neural tissue death or damage.
    During my time "roids, O2 ttherapy, Mannitol may have been of use in some cases. Benign neglect was often successful. Today with more aggressive diagnostic modalities treatment may bemore focussed and hopefully more successful.
     
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    My black lab had a stroke early one morning. That was back in 1994. Right side weakness, stumbling and falling down, facial droop and drooling and a blown pupil. The treatment was sedation, mannitol, O2 via cannula for 72 hrs.

    She had a very pronounced limp when we got her home. She would occasionally bite her tongue when she ate so we had to have that repaired a couple of times. She led a good life for another 6 yrs after her stroke.
     
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    Coincidentally, my son's hamster had a stroke 2 weeks ago and died 3 days later...he seemed to be recovering but just was dead in the morning.
     
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    My daughter was a zookeeper then a vet tech for exotic animals. Strokes in older animals is a common problem. Other things would have usually killed them in the wild but in captivity or as pets if they live long enough strokes can get them eventually.

    Strokes were a major concern during surgery also.
     
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    If your dog is older, also look at vestibular syndrome.

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    Why couldn’t they.