Phenotypic characterization of paroxysmal dyskinesia in Maltese dogs.

Paroxysmal dyskinesias (PDs) are a group of central nervous system diseases characterized by episodes of abnormal involuntary hyperkinetic movement without altered consciousness that increasingly have been recognized in dogs.To present the phenotypical characterization, treatment, and outcome of a PD observed in Maltese dogs.

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Client-owned Maltese dogs (n = 19) with presumed diagnosis of PD.Data were collected retrospectively from medical records (2014-2019), and supporting information was added prospectively by using a questionnaire directed to the owners of the affected dogs.The episodes were characterized mainly by sudden dystonia of ≥1 limbs and generalized body tremors with preserved consciousness.