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Yesterday 03:39 AM
sadiesworld
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Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
Not an expert but Rocky is a "Wobble" dog. They walk with a very exaggerated sway,and high step, they can't "run" but they can trot! They also stumble and fall a lot and are slow to get up.



Wobblers=Ataxia= non specific neurological disorder.

Examples of ataxia

wobblers cause and treatments

Wobblers..is there an alternative to surgery?

Great Danes and Wobblers



Dm is what ultimately forced us to let our Boxer go! She could no longer walk at 8 years and we carried on with 24/7 care for two more years until her battle was done.



A dragging clicking rear foot was the first signal. In Boxers the numbers are pretty shocking for DM! And there is no pain involved the " myelin sheath (insulation) on the axon is damaged or slowly destroyed rendering the muscle incapable of carrying out a movement." Quoted from American Boxer Club. What it means is that in the long run the dog will no longer be able to breath....



You can find pretty much all you need to know about DM here:

American Boxer Club: Dealing with Degenerative Myelopathy in Boxers

DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY - Gentry Boxers



Something is off with your dog but to my eye it doesn't look like "wobblers" or DM?

Also, very sorry about your Boxer and now Rocky.
Yesterday 03:36 AM
sadiesworld
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
Not an expert but Rocky is a "Wobble" dog. They walk with a very exaggerated sway,and high step, they can't "run" but they can trot! They also stumble and fall a lot and are slow to get up.



Wobblers=Ataxia= non specific neurological disorder.

Examples of ataxia

wobblers cause and treatments

Wobblers..is there an alternative to surgery?

Great Danes and Wobblers



Dm is what ultimately forced us to let our Boxer go! She could no longer walk at 8 years and we carried on with 24/7 care for two more years until her battle was done.



A dragging clicking rear foot was the first signal. In Boxers the numbers are pretty shocking for DM! And there is no pain involved the " myelin sheath (insulation) on the axon is damaged or slowly destroyed rendering the muscle incapable of carrying out a movement." Quoted from American Boxer Club. What it means is that in the long run the dog will no longer be able to breath....



You can find pretty much all you need to know about DM here:

American Boxer Club: Dealing with Degenerative Myelopathy in Boxers

DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY - Gentry Boxers



Something is off with your dog but to my eye it doesn't look like "wobblers" or DM?

Thank you for all the info!!

And, so far sadie hasn't shown any other signs of dm or wobblers for the past 8 months. Just the muscle loss. But we haven't been able to walk a lot recently (past 3-4 months) due to weather conditions.
Yesterday 02:02 AM
Chip18 Not an expert but Rocky is a "Wobble" dog. They walk with a very exaggerated sway,and high step, they can't "run" but they can trot! They also stumble and fall a lot and are slow to get up.

Wobblers=Ataxia= non specific neurological disorder.
Examples of ataxia
wobblers cause and treatments
Wobblers..is there an alternative to surgery?
Great Danes and Wobblers

Dm is what ultimately forced us to let our Boxer go! She could no longer walk at 8 years and we carried on with 24/7 care for two more years until her battle was done.

A dragging clicking rear foot was the first signal. In Boxers the numbers are pretty shocking for DM! And there is no pain involved the " myelin sheath (insulation) on the axon is damaged or slowly destroyed rendering the muscle incapable of carrying out a movement." Quoted from American Boxer Club. What it means is that in the long run the dog will no longer be able to breath....

You can find pretty much all you need to know about DM here:
American Boxer Club: Dealing with Degenerative Myelopathy in Boxers
DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY - Gentry Boxers

Something is off with your dog but to my eye it doesn't look like "wobblers" or DM?
Yesterday 12:43 AM
sadiesworld Hey everyone! I thought I'd come back to the thread to give an update.

Sadie and I haven't been able to go on a proper walk for a while now because of the weather outside but when we went on our short walks she rarely scuffs her foot.
The only thing that has me uneasy is that behind her right hip she has muscle loss there. It's noticeable. But, she shows no signs of pain/weakness!

Any ideas?
09-02-2014 08:07 PM
sadiesworld Alright, I thought if give an update on my Golden Retriever, Sadie.
I went to the vet (who is my regular vet but she also specializes in neurology) and she examined her and said that she isn't concerned about it. She said Sadie is a healthy dog. So, I'm very relieved, to say the least, to hear this news. Thank you all for your information. And, I have decided against the DM Test.
08-29-2014 08:03 PM
sadiesworld http://youtu.be/KgsaOGPJ4Ns
This is Sadie walking.
08-29-2014 06:15 PM
carmspack when you go to the vet ask about Wobbler's.
08-27-2014 08:15 PM
sadiesworld So, if the test comes back and the result is "At Risk" does that mean it's a 50/50 chance she will have it?
Or if it comes back as "Carrier" does that mean she could develop DM?
08-27-2014 07:58 PM
sadiesworld
Quote:
Originally Posted by carmspack View Post
To ease your worries you can get a DNA from DDC Veterinary DNA Test for Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM)

what are the statistics ?

for your dog it may be condition, angulation/conformation -- over exertion, dehydration, have the vet give a thorough examination

And, I have just ordered the DM for Golden Retrievers kit.
How soon does it arrive? 3-5 business days?
08-27-2014 11:03 AM
sadiesworld
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeanKBBMMMAAN View Post
Get a spine x-ray too, and may as well do elbows to get the whole picture.

Oh for sure!
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