For your dog to live its happy and healthy life, it needs balance and coordination. Your dog uses these to run, play, and even eat. Vestibular disease affects and damages the body system in dogs that controls their balance and coordination.

Vestibular disease can come from a wide range of causes and vary in its severity. The symptoms are the most damaging part of the condition, and these can take away a lot of the best and most enjoyable parts of your dog's life. However, vestibular disease is entirely manageable and sometimes can even resolve itself without treatment.


1. What is Vestibular Disease?

Vestibular disease is a condition that affects the balance of a dog. It is most common in older dogs and is a result of a problem in the vestibular system. The disease appears very suddenly, and the symptoms of vestibular disease are very obvious in any dog. It's also non-progressive, which means your dog's condition won't get any worse. Because of this, if you are able to manage your dog's symptoms, then you can manage the entire disease.

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