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Rikki wrote at 2008-12-02 04:39:37
Dogs don't make levadopa to begin with. Parkinson's is reduction of levadopa, therefore dogs cannot have it.

MikaE wrote at 2011-08-07 07:27:22
Hi Sandra. I'm not sure where so called "Expert: Hilary Schiavone-Brensinger - 9/4/2004" got her information,

"I have never heard of a dog having Parkinson's disease" But you may want to take a look at this site's;

Recognising Signs of Parkinson's Disease in Dogs

Canine Health Issues

My prayer are with you & your rottweiiler, as I have 2 of my own a  year old boy & 9 year old girl. My girl may also have K9 Parkinson's Disease & too am doing some research, Love to all xxx  

Hope wrote at 2016-01-13 15:03:54
Dogs can get Parkinson's disease.  I am a 61 yr old female with Pakrinson's who is treated at the Mayo clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.  My nuerologist researches Parkinson's disease and they have found treatments for humans with dog research of the disease.

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Hilary Schiavone-Brensinger


I am very knowledgable in small animal health, care, and behavior. I have five cats, three ferrets, two birds, and a dog of my own, so I have a very broad spectrum in different domesticated species. I am also very knowledgable in disease, sickness, and ailments that are common among our pets, and also treatments. I am an extreme animal lover and am also a part of an animal rescue organization.


I have been a veterinary technician for the past four years at both private and emergency practices. I belong to an animal rescue organization, and also am owned by alot of animals in my home! I can also answer any questions relating to orphaned wild baby birds. I am currently studying Veterinary Medicine.

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