Brain and Spinal Cord Inflammation in Dogs
Often, immediate intensive care and hospitalization is required for dogs with severe forms of GME. For debilitated patients, intravenous fluid therapy is initiated to counter the body fluid deficits. Long-term steroid therapy, meanwhile, is used to alleviate the symptoms -- though never after the use of NSAIDs and only under the supervision of your veterinarian. In case of focal nature of disease, radiation therapy may also be suggested by your veterinarian.
Living and Management
The overall prognosis is highly variable and will depend on the form of the disease and its location. In addition to following the veterinarian's instructions for the dosage and frequency of the medication, it is vital you provide extra care to once your dog is home. If it still active, your veterinarian may recommend restricting its movements to prevent injury or trauma. Dogs that are immobile, meanwhile, should be allowed to rest in a padded cage or bed, and turned every four hours to prevent bed sores.
Your veterinarian will recommend follow-up exams once or twice a month to conduct neurological tests and to verify that the dog is being adequately nourished.
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
The term for a type of medication that impacts immunity, metabolism, sexual characteristics, and other such elements of a living thing
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
Anything having to do with the eye
Losing of strength; becoming weaker.
The term for the connective tissue around the brain and spine
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
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