Brain Tissue Inflammation and Death, Breed Specific in Dogs

Necrotizing encephalitis is inflammation of the brain along with necrosis or death of the brain tissue. It is only seen in a few specific breeds including pugs, Yorkshire terriers, Maltese, chihuahuas and shi-tzus.

Symptoms vary in different breeds and depend on the area of the brain affected. Some common symptoms may include abnormal behavior, seizures, circling and blindness.

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