Canine Meningitis in Dog
Canine Meningitis in Dog is the inflammation of the meningeal membrane which surrounds the brain and spinal cord, and which can be secondary to a great number of infections, viral or bacterial diseases, but most often than not, as a result of a meningococcus infection. The symptoms are generally restlessness and excitement. The animal moves in a bedazzled way, tripping on different objects. You can observe delirious attacks during which the animal can get hurt. The dog's pulse, breathing and almost all his movements are accelerated. The temperature's high and the pupils are dilated. The dog might bark with no apparent reason. After an attack, the animal remains dumbfounded and calm, with his head hanging and his eyes fixed and a stupid expression on his face. During the course of the disease there is a period of diminished activity, and depression becomes permanent. He only eat theif it is very near him. The dog has difficulties urinating and defecating. He keeps a fixed position for hours and in some cases he can walk around in circles, rotate on the floor, jump up and down, rests his head on , or lie in an awkward position. There might also be hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the body) or paraplegia (Paralysis of the lower half of the body -- most often as a result of trauma). You must ask your vet what can be done about this serious situation.