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Runt Of Litter Collie With Nerve Problems, Any Ideas?

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Hi folks

A week or so ago I picked up a lost dog that looked like a collie cross, found the owner and it turns out that Lucy is from a pure working collie litter but was the runt and is, well, not quite right.

She's about 18 mths, very small and has wobbly back legs, seems to be neurological and she goes all floppy when picked up (a bit like a ragdoll).

She seems to be getting gradually worse but their vet can only suggest PTS... :-(

 

Anyone got any suggestions for treatment/experience of this that I can pass on to the owner?

 

Ta

Jules

xx

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we had a pup in foster last year who came in and developed very rapidly similar symptoms, i cant remember precise name but it was something which affected balance, coordination, she couldn't hold up her head for more than a few minutes and eventually her heart failed.She was on tablets to try and help and it did help for a short while but within weeks she dies in her sleep. No idea if this is the same thing or not. http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Canine_Myasthenia_Gravis i think our pup had the congenital form which meant her body shut down on itself. There is a less severe version too that can be treated. No idea if this is anything similar or not.

 

Dogs can also get wobblers syndrome like horses get ( http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/special-facilities/advanced-rehabilitation-center-for-animals/services/neurological-disorders/wobbler-syndrome), this affects coordination etc and is also very serious. Sorry non of that is very cheery or helpful.hope your pup has something much less severe that can be treated.

is it possible she's had an injury and maybe has a trapped nerve in her spine or something?

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Sorry Jules, no idea :worried_anim:

 

Their vet doesn't sound particularly helpful. What a shame for such a young dog.

 

...same vet that gave penicillin to someone's guinea pig a few years back...

 

Thanks folks, it does seem to be a mild form of wobbles but she is a very odd looking border collie and I suspect it's just a birth defect problem. I've referred them to a local vet who specialised in alternative meds, accupuncture may help her.

I'll update when I hear more x

 

we had a pup in foster last year who came in and developed very rapidly similar symptoms, i cant remember precise name but it was something which affected balance, coordination, she couldn't hold up her head for more than a few minutes and eventually her heart failed.She was on tablets to try and help and it did help for a short while but within weeks she dies in her sleep. No idea if this is the same thing or not. http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Canine_Myasthenia_Gravis i think our pup had the congenital form which meant her body shut down on itself. There is a less severe version too that can be treated. No idea if this is anything similar or not.

 

Dogs can also get wobblers syndrome like horses get ( http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/special-facilities/advanced-rehabilitation-center-for-animals/services/neurological-disorders/wobbler-syndrome), this affects coordination etc and is also very serious. Sorry non of that is very cheery or helpful.hope your pup has something much less severe that can be treated.

is it possible she's had an injury and maybe has a trapped nerve in her spine or something?

 

 

Thank you for those x

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