Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 1st, 2013, 03:12 PM
dreams529 dreams529 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 13
cauda equina syndrome

Hello, Iím brand new hear and looking for info/advice for my dog. I have an 11.5 year old Boxer named Julie. She has been having a lot of issues lately. Our vet has just diagnosed her with cauda equina syndrome & I'm little confused & donít know if any of you may have some experience with this.

The vet's diagnosis is coming from her weakness in the back legs & her loss of control over her bladder and occasionally bowels especially when sleeping. The only outcomes I have seen with this revolve around the dog having surgery but with her age & the fact that she is not doing that great surgery would not be a good option. What happens if this condition goes untreated is my biggest question.

Any advice/info any of you may have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 1st, 2013, 07:27 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,275
A breeder friend of mine had this problem with an ageing Australian Cattle Dog. I tried to phone her to get you some information but she must be out, I'll try again later. I might be wrong but I reckon her dog didn't have surgery.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 2nd, 2013, 08:25 AM
dreams529 dreams529 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 13
Thank you so much! Any info she may have would be so helpful. I have no idea what to expect going forward & its scary & frustrating.

Thanks again!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:28 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California, usa
Posts: 783
CES diagnosis can be tricky. It is supposed to be a very painful condition. Sometimes it can be confused with other back issues.

I would support with joint supplements, acupuncture, and chiropractic (www.avcadoctors.com), herbal anti-inflammatories, and prescription anti-inflammatories a the next tier (with liver support). After evaluationg reponse to that, I would consider the following: http://www.greyhound-data.com/dir/39...l_Stenosis.pdf

It's really tough to see this happen, I'm so sorry
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 2nd, 2013, 11:52 PM
Goldfields's Avatar
Goldfields Goldfields is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Australia
Posts: 3,275
I'm sure MaxaLisa has covered everything there. My friend kept her old ACD going for 18 months with careful use of Metacam.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 3rd, 2013, 06:48 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: California, usa
Posts: 783
I wasn't ure if metacam would help, that's good to know. I hate these degenerative conditions.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 10.00%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:31 AM.