Migraine-like Episodic Pain Behavior in a Dog: Can Dogs Suffer from Migraines?
Article first published online: 26 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Volume 27, Issue 5, pages 1034–1040, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Plessas, I.N., Volk, H.A. and Kenny, P.J. (2013), Migraine-like Episodic Pain Behavior in a Dog: Can Dogs Suffer from Migraines?. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 27: 1034–1040. doi: 10.1111/jvim.12167
- Issue published online: 13 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 26 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 13 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 11 FEB 2013
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Migraines and other primary headache disorders commonly affect people. There is evidence to suggest that migraines can occur in dogs. In this review, we present a dog with paroxysmal episodes that have a striking resemblance to human migraine, and we give an overview of migraine in people. The current classification, clinical signs, and diagnosis in people are discussed, as well as the anatomy of head pain, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and treatment options.