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Medical name: Arteritis


  • Feverish
  • Exaggerated reflexes
  • Walking stiffly


Arteritis, or meningitis-arteritis, in pets is a condition in which your pet's inflamed arteries affect his nerves. The condition is most commonly characterized by hyperreflexia, or exaggerated reflexes. If your pet is suffering from arteritis, he may also exhibit a stiff style of walking, or may be feverish. If you suspect your pet is suffering from arteritis, your vet can confirm a diagnosis. The cause of the condition is unknown, but many pets respond to steroid treatment.

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