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Your dog will require hospitalization if it is exhibiting severe signs or requires surgery. Those with less severe symptoms may be treated medically on an outpatient basis. Hospitalized patients need to be turned regularly to prevent pressure sores, provided with eye lubricant to protect the eyes from drying out, and properly positioned to prevent aspiration pneumonia.
Your veterinarian will schedule follow-up appointments with you depending on the severity of your dog's condition after hospitalization. How well your dog recovers will depend on the cause and severity of the illness. If your dog has a mild congenital form of hydrocephalus, there is a good prognosis and it may require only occasional medical treatment to keep it under control.
The term for the connective tissue around the brain and spine
Moving or located away from the midline; located along the side
Found inside the cranium
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
The cavity that connects to the fourth ventricle in the diencephalon
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
Found between the ventricles
The act of making an opening narrower.
Inside the uterus
The widening of something
An animal with a wide head, short in stature.
A bend or curve
The outermost part of the meninges
Any record of the electrical activity that takes place in the brain
A condition in which fluid is found inside the brain; water on the brain
Extreme loss of blood
Term used to refer to something being constructed of tiny hairs; a cobweb is arachnoid in nature.