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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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Wobblers

Has anybody dealt with wobblers. Yes i have used the search button and been reading.

Did you do surgery and if so which surgery? How was the outcome and what is/was the timeline before dog had to be euthanized?
Did anybody choose not to do surgery and try management, what were those results like and also timeline?
What about acupuncture and other treatments, did they have any positive results.
Diet...did a certain diet change or supplements help?

Has anybody checked into stem cell therapy with any good results?

I am in the very early stages of finding as much info as possible in order to decide which route will give my dog the best quality of life.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 11:54 AM
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I don’t have any experience with this, just bumping for you. However, it may help people who do know about this topic to have more info on your dog. Age, sex, altered/unaltered, age of onset, what has been recommended by your vet, etc.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Jchrest......German Shepherd, male, unaltered, 3yrs 10mths, started to notice changes about 2 months ago, started with full xrays, then MRI, then CT scan with myelography and given final diagnosis this past week.

Neurologist recommends disc removal, does not feel he is a good candidate for plugs. Other neurologists and surgeons have/are being consulted with.

He is also a dog that was born with a very rare heart condition.
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No experience....another bump...hopefully the right member will see the thread....

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but you.. are ALL of his life
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Very sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he has a good outcome.

I don't know if this will be of help for you, but Wobbler's is notorious in the breed that cant be mentioned. It is genetic for them. I don't know if there are various strains of Wobbler's, but if I were in your shoes, I would investigate some of their forums and look for information.

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Very sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he has a good outcome.

I don't know if this will be of help for you, but Wobbler's is notorious in the breed that cant be mentioned. It is genetic for them. I don't know if there are various strains of Wobbler's, but if I were in your shoes, I would investigate some of their forums and look for information.


Itís also a problem in Dobermans.

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Just offering a couple of links, with info. to check out:

Ohio State University - School of Vet Medicine
https://vet.osu.edu/wobbler-syndrome

VCA Hospitals
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-p...ondylomyopathy
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Itís also a problem in Dobermans.
And horses. My friend just lost a dressage horse to Wobblers.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-13-2019, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the replies. I have already been checking out info on the other forums of dogs that have a much higher occurrence of wobblers.

Thank you for the links as well I will take a look at those.

This is completely new to me, I never thought this is something i would be dealing with.

Thank you
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Thank you all for the replies. I have already been checking out info on the other forums of dogs that have a much higher occurrence of wobblers.

Thank you for the links as well I will take a look at those.

This is completely new to me, I never thought this is something i would be dealing with.

Thank you
Good luck to you and your dog. It is so scary when serious stuff hits them.
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