Description: A condition involving inflammation of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Inflammation occurs on the meninges which are the protectant membranes of the central nervous system. Meningitis is caused by either a viral or bacterial infection.

What to Watch For: Signs include fever, hypersensitivity to touch, seizures, and loss of coordination and mobility.

Diagnosis: This condition is diagnosed with blood tests and spinal taps.

Treatment: Treatments consist of antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatory and anti-seizure medications.

Breeds prone to Meningitis include:


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