Wobbler's Syndrome-CVI

Description: A genetically linked neurological condition that causes a wobbly, drunken gait. This condition, known as wobbler disease or wobbler syndrome, happens because there is a narrowing of the vertebrae in the neck, which pinches the spinal cord and associated nerves. If the nerves do not send signals to the brain the way they are supposed to, your dog cannot feel his feet. 

What to Watch For: The first signs you will often notice are unstable hind legs, stumbling, and sometimes falling.

Treatment: Treatment options include medication, neck braces, rehabilitation exercise programs, and surgery to decompress the spinal cord are all treatment options.

Breeds prone to Wobbler's Syndrome-CVI include:


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