Neurology Case Profile: Mija The Terrier Puppy Suffers A Brain Injury After Bites To The Head From Larger Dog

Our case reports series discusses actual cases treated at Canada West Veterinary Specialists to help pet owners better understand our work and some of the processes and stages involved.

 This profile features Mija, an 8-month old terrier pup who recently underwent brain surgery at our hospital.

Mija 2 hours post surgery

 A Small Puppy Badly Injured By A Larger Dog

No one knows exactly what happened to Mija.  All her owners know is that they found their tiny (1.5 kg) terrier pup with a big dog standing over her, clearly in distress.

At The Family Vet

Mija was rushed to her family vet, who examined her carefully.  There were bite marks over the back of her neck.  She couldn’t stand but would just roll over and over; her head and neck were severely tilted to the left.  Her left pupil was also smaller than her right, her eyes were constantly flicking from side to side, … Continue reading