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Aggressive Behaviors

Some syndromes in dogs, such as rage syndrome and sudden-onset aggression, may have a physiological basis such as seizures or a metabolic disturbance in se...

Bone Spurs

Spondylosis is characterized by the presence of osteophytes - bone spurs that form around the intervertebral discs as a dog ages....


Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by neurotoxins produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum....

Brain Tumors and Abscesses

Brain tumors are not common in dogs. They tend to occur in middle-aged and older dogs. The highest incidence is found in the short-nosed breeds that have l...

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning is commonly found in car exhaust, improperly vented furnaces, and smoke from fires, because it is a natural by-product of fuel co...

Cauda Equina Syndrome

The cauda equina is composed of nerves that form the terminal extension of the spinal cord....

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

This condition, once called the senile or old dog syndrome, is a newly recognized disease, somewhat similar to Alzheimer's disease in humans. In dogs with ...


Coma is a depressed level of consciousness. It begins with confusion, progresses through stupor, and ends up with complete loss of consciousness. A dog in ...

Compulsive Behaviors

There are some unusual behaviors in dogs that may be partial seizures. These include fly biting and tail chasing/spinning....

Coonhound Paralysis

The cause of this disease is unknown. It is believed to be a immune-mediated disease with antibodies directed at the dog's own peripheral nerves. This illn...