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Yorkie puppy recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Looking for more information

June 18th, 2011, 11:52 AM
Hi there, I have recently had a yorkie puppy diagnosed with hydrocephalus. He let out a cry one day and sat on his bum. From there he lost his vision and began circling. No seizures as of yet. I live in Alberta canada and am needing information on where i could get the surgery done and approximate cost? The vets around my area are not very familiar with the condition so i am seeking outside sources for additional info. Any information at all is greatly appreciated. Also, any idea on whether or not he has a chance of getting his vision back? He is 3 months old and I am just sick over the whole thing. I want to do what is best for him and am hoping that he can have a chance at life. He was such a playful happy loving puppy until the symptoms started coming up. Thank you to anyone who can offer some advice or share their experiences with the condition.

June 18th, 2011, 02:11 PM
I'm so sorry to hear you and your pup are going through this, Yorkie lover. :grouphug:

No advice for you on the hydrocephalus, but if there is a veterinary teaching hospital near you, that might be a good place to contact. They'd have a lot more experience with the condition and could likely even do or recommend someone to do the surgery.

June 18th, 2011, 07:15 PM
I think Olds, AB has a veterinary college. I'd try contacting them. The university in Saskatoon also has a vet college.