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info about wobblers in dobes

cedes
April 2nd, 2004, 05:35 PM
just want to get some info my dog had a problem on the week end the vet thinks it maybe wobblers, I know about this problem but not many details. Can someone shed some light

mona_b
April 2nd, 2004, 05:49 PM
here is a link.

http://www.ardistan.com/writings/dogstories/wobblers.html

cedes
April 2nd, 2004, 05:50 PM
thanks I'll check it out

Lucky Rescue
April 2nd, 2004, 05:50 PM
A quick search on Google supplied this

Wobblers (http://www.doberescue.com/faq/items/75.html)

cedes
April 2nd, 2004, 05:52 PM
mona_b

I have a appointment at the university of Guelph on Tuesday, so I just wanted to do a little research

cedes
April 2nd, 2004, 05:55 PM
Its breaking my heart she's not yet 6 I was really hoping I'd bet the odds and she wouldn't develop any of these problems

mona_b
April 2nd, 2004, 06:11 PM
Well I do hope that everything will be ok with her.

Just read up on it.And the one LR also left.

It's sad because they really don't know the real cause of it.And it doesn't show up till they are 3-8 years of age.

How is she acting?

doggy lover
April 2nd, 2004, 06:12 PM
sorry to here about your doggy hopefully things will work out, good luck at Guelph. I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed for you.;)

marrielle
April 2nd, 2004, 06:15 PM
cedes..my late Dobie Roger was dx'd with Wobbler's Syndrome at six and left me at ten years of age which is a good age for a Dobie.
I certainly don't say this to frighten you rather to encourage you on your search for the best treatment for your dog. I opted out of the myelogram and surgery for Roger and elected to use acupuncture and diet changes. He did very well for four years. Now there's many differing opinions about this and I had to change vets in order to get the kind of treatment I wanted for my dog. Each case of Wobbler's is different and there is a wide range of outcomes. I guess I'm saying that I feel it's terribly important to be comfortable yourself with the treatment you choose for your dog. Here's a link with a story about a holistic approach of treatment.
Best of luck with your dog and don't give up hope!
http://hometown.aol.com/clcw/

cedes
April 2nd, 2004, 07:41 PM
Marrielle

Is the mylogram that risky. When i go to guelph on tuesday i think they want to keep her to do to that. if I have other options i would like to look into them first my dobe will be six in may

Luba
April 2nd, 2004, 09:05 PM
I've read about this syndrome and I'm so very sorry your dobie is going through this, and you as well.

Pls let us know what happens.

marrielle
April 4th, 2004, 03:21 PM
..the myelogram is not an easy test for the dog and does have a risk factor but I wouldn't want to say that it's the wrong choice for every dog! It think it really depends on your dogs individual situation as Wobbler's is a widely variable disease and your level of comfort with the treatment. Please update your progress as I know what it is to love a Dobie and have to deal with this disease. Best of luck on Tuesday.

cedes
May 7th, 2004, 10:44 AM
just a quick update its been a busy month I opted for the mylogram and MRI, I 'm now waiting to hear back from the vet regarding treatment options, they told me surgery would'nt help, which is okay because I don't thing I would have went that route anyways. Isis is no longer in pain and seems fairly happy, I have noticed weakness in her hind end and unfortunately it seems to be getting worse. I just have my fingers crossed that one of the treatment options will help.

Luba
May 7th, 2004, 11:17 AM
I"ve heard that collars to brace the neck can be worn for stability. But I dont think they can reverse the process maybe only prevent it from worsening.

Also you should look into chiropractic care for your dog. Hope works out best of luck.

cedes
May 10th, 2004, 05:49 PM
Marrielle,
Could you let me know where you took Roger for acupuncture treatment. I'm still waiting to here back from Guelph re: MRI. The specialist my vet contacted recommended I enroll Isis in at study U of G. Re: wobblers. I will call them tomorrow, but I really don't want to wait any longer to start some treatment. Any info would be good Thanks!

cedes
May 10th, 2004, 05:51 PM
Luba,
Thanks for your reply, I've heard of the neck brace to. I'm still trying to get some more info.

cedes
May 10th, 2004, 05:55 PM
Anyone else that can recommend a place for acupuncture in Brampton would be great to.

Luba
May 10th, 2004, 06:13 PM
There's a water therapy place in the west end of T.O...I'll try to find out what it is for you cedes...I may have a brochure somewhere..will look> :D

Luba
May 10th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Cedes I found a site you may want to look into regarding chiro care for dogs:

http://www.petsinmotion.ca/