Old, Confused, Weak and Wobbly? Neurological Conditions in the Senior Dog and Cat

Course Date:
Friday 30th November 2018
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£295.00 + VAT
Manor Place,
204 Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

Dogs, like humans, are living longer, but also like humans may not always age successfully. Increasingly owners expect good healthcare for their senior pets, which are considered, quite rightly, a member of the family – a dismissive “he’s just getting old” is no longer an acceptable explanation.

This course covers the increasingly common presentation of neurological deficits in the geriatric pet. Starting with a review of the neurological examination and key points in history taking, before moving on to cover the latest updates on treatment of cognitive dysfunction and the correct approach and work-up when presented with ataxia, weakness and seizures in an animal with multiple comorbidities. Case-based examples will be used throughout and delegates are encouraged to bring any appropriate cases for discussion.

Topics to be covered include:

  • A general approach to neurological conditions in the geriatric pet – history taking, neurological examination, considering the comorbidities
  • Cognitive dysfunction – how much can we do to help?
  • Approach to seizures in the older pet
  • Approach to the ataxic older pet – spinal diseases, vestibular and cerebellar disorders
  • Approach to the weak older pet – neuromuscular diseases


Some feedback about this course...

“ I am continually impressed with centralcpd CPD. My experience has only ever been excellent, well run, extremely high quality CPD sessions, thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks you so much for letting me join you” (Holly Johnson BCF Technology) March 2017