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Water on the Brain in Dogs




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.


Living and Management


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.



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