Our expert says:
Paralysis of the facial nerves can be caused by several different mechanisms. These include the stroke as you mentioned, infection of the middle ear, hormonal diseases such as thyroid deficiency, trauma, as well as a few other causes. The condition, if simply caused by a nerve dysfunction, may resolve slowly over many months or remain as it is. Patients vary vastly. If you see any other since developing, please go see your veterinarian. There is no specific treatment if it is simply nerve paralysis.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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