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Coonhound/Raccoon Paralysis is believed to be an immune-mediate disease however the pathophysiology is unknown. The dog's nervous system and peripheral nervous system are affected the most with cranial nerves being involved in some dogs. - read more
The cause of this disease is unknown, but about half the affected dogs are bitten or scratched by a raccoon 1-2 weeks before the paralysis appears. Most dogs with coonhound paralysis recover fully, though a few develop permanent wasting (atrophy) of some muscles. - read more
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