Stroke and Blood Clots
What treatments are recommended for dogs that have had a stroke or have blood clots?
The typical stroke that strikes humans has only been seen in dogs in extremely rare cases. Though they’re rare, however, blood clots and other kinds of blockage can occur in any organ or other body part. (The term "stroke" refers to a blockage of the arteries in any part of the body, not just in the brain.)
The specific treatment for a blocked artery would depend upon a number of factors, including where the blockage is, how serious it is and the dog’s overall physical health. Your veterinarian should be able to diagnose your pet and advise you on any appropriate treatment.
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