Hydrocephalus is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid builds up in a dog’s skull, putting pressure on the brain. It is sometimes referred to as “water on the brain.”
In addition to heart disease, diabetes, dental disease, and other illnesses, dogs can also develop Alzheimer’s, but there’s one disease at the root of all others.
A Chihuahua with “water on the brain” is also a therapy dog in training who helps humans with the same affliction by giving them comfort, hope, and companionship.
Her story begins in tragedy, like many abandoned pets: she had no home, no family, and, as it seemed at the time, no future. When Havanese mix Tessa was turned over to an overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelter in early January, the shivering little pup struggled to even stand up. Frail, starving, completely blind, and […]