Old dog vestibular disease | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Videos
In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education video, we review “old dog” vestibular disease (since renamed geriatric vestibular disease or idiopathic vestibular syndrome). This is commonly seen in the veterinary ER, as pet owners often think that their dog is having an acute “stroke.” While an ischemic event could have occurred (make sure to check a stat blood pressure and work up the patient for potential hypertension or hypercoagulable disease), it is more often geriatric vestibular disease. However, key rule outs include a intracranial mass with a poor prognosis, so it’s important to be able to differentiate. When in doubt, consultation with a veterinary neurologist is warranted!