Performing a neurologic examination is not difficult and can be easily included as part of your physical examination. The
tricky part is the proper evaluation and interpretation of the findings (see the article "Skills Laboratory, Part 2: Interpreting the results of a neurologic examination"). As it is when performing a physical and orthopedic examination, it is important to be familiar with what is normal in dogs
and cats before deciding what is abnormal in a given patient.
Veronique Sammut, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)
California Animal Hospital
1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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