Advice 1: Why a dog loses coordination

Because to tell you about what was bothering her and that she is sick, a dog can't you, as a responsible and loving owner should be attentive to any changes in animal behavior. If there are signs of disorder, the dog should immediately show the vet – too serious the disease, the symptom of which the pathology is.
Why a dog loses coordination

Disorders in the nervous system

The main reason for the loss of coordination in dogs are diseases of the nervous system, affecting the brain and spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. In addition to the disorder, these diseases are characterized by epileptic seizures, loss of sensation, paralysis, rapidly progressive weakness and changes in muscle tone.

One of the most dangerous diseases considered to be rabies, caused by a virus transmitted most often through the saliva of diseased animal — a raccoon, a Fox, a bat or another dog. The first symptom of rabies is a change in behavior, fever, diarrhea and vomiting, light and rabies. At the first stage of disease there is a loss of coordination.

The same symptom you can observe in case of tick paralysis, when the animal is poisoned by the toxins secreted by female wood ticks during a bite. Change begins with violations of coordination of movements, that give rise to weakness and paralysis, loss of ability to breathe and death of the animal. Paralysis can end and distemper, a viral infection that affects the nervous system and also causes a loss of coordination.

This symptom may be due to one of the many types of encephalitis and tetanus. Like others, these diseases of the nervous system can be fatal for your pet. Therefore, at the first signs, you should immediately contact your veterinarian.

Other causes of impaired coordination

The cause of such disorders can be acute shock, which the dog may also lose the ability to move — sitting on hind legs, she can't get up. In some cases, shock may be accompanied by fainting or syncope. After a while the dog regains consciousness and no consequences feels, but sometimes it may need medical help.

Often the dog loses coordination in the case when the nervous system and its tissues affected by tumors, which often happens in older animals. The nervous system can affect and not the tumor developed and metastases. How the animal will behave, depends largely on where the tumor is located, but loss of coordination clearly indicates that the nervous system is affected. Sometimes loss of coordination due to damage in the area of the cerebellum or minor stroke. In any case, it is always a cause for alarm.

Advice 2: How to trim dog nails

The owner of the dogs should know that overgrown nails can cause a lot of trouble for your pet. These claws can start to wrap and grow into the soft tissue of the legs and, consequently, cause infection. In dogs with long, rough claws, disturbed gait and coordination which in turn can lead to overloading of the joints of the feet and even dislocation. Trim the nails of the dog is recommended at least once per month.
How to trim dog nails
You will need
  • - kogterezki;
  • disinfecting solution;
  • - cotton pads;
  • -large abrasive blade;
  • - styptic
Choose and buy the tool for cutting kohtala nail trimming in dogs, it is recommended to use a special tool purchased at veterinary stores. Kogterezki can be in the form of a guillotine or scissors. Scissors are recommended for trimming the claws of the small breeds or puppies. Guillotine ideal for animals with tough and thick claws. Note the sharpening of the tool and how easy it handles.Remember that to use nail clippers for trimming the claws is absolutely unacceptable. Using this tool you can damage and distort the nail plate of the animal.
Wash your dog's paws and disinfect them with a special solution. This will help to avoid infection in case of cuts.
Depending on the size of the dog, sit it on the floor or get your hands on. Try to determine where you'll nogtevoe box - sensitive tissue with blood vessels. If your dog has white nails, you can easily identify it by color. Dead part of the nail is white and kogteva the skin is pink. If the dog has black nails, you can try to Shine them with a lamp or flashlight to consider the location of the blood vessel.
Carefully cut the dog's nail, taking care not to damage nogtevoe bed. Trim the nail is recommended in small pieces, at an angle of 45 degrees. After each use carefully inspect the claw.
If you hit a blood vessel, apply nail styptic and attach a cotton pad.
Gently file sharp corners of the claw, formed after shearing, with the help of special saws.
Useful advice
During nail trimming, you should always keep styptic. It will come in handy if you accidentally hurt an animal.
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