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Post  Dave C. on July 7th 2013, 10:43 pm

She got sick on the 4th so had to take her to the 24 hr clinic ..So much for buyin slicks this month. Sad  Guess I'm gettin soft ... Twenty years ago the outcome would have been different...Evil or Very Mad 

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Post  richter69 on July 7th 2013, 11:20 pm

sorry to hear that, Ive done it too though...... dang cats grow on ya.
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Post  blown86hallet on July 8th 2013, 10:25 am


This Friday i had a major blow to me and my puppy Yuma.

yes the same puppy attacked by the coyotes.

He is 7 months old 75 lbs. Monster little guy. Three different vets and a specialist. (DVM Diplomate ACVIM Neurology)
Yuma has what humans get. "Cerebral palsy," is the only way i can described it.

I paid BIG$$$ over 4k for him, i paid for a Shelby mustang and got a pinto.

It's not the money, Yuma is my boy, my life! It's the fact that the breeder is not standing behind her dogs, her guarantee..!

I'm doing all i can for him, they specialist wants to do an MRI on him $3,500. This won’t fix him, it will only back his diag of yuma.

I'm trying everything.

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Post  dfree383 on July 8th 2013, 11:04 am

You tried changing his diet?
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Post  blown86hallet on July 8th 2013, 11:18 am

dfree383 wrote:You tried changing his diet?

its been like this since he has come home with me... I only feed him good stuff.

home made food, chicken breast, green beens (no salt added), cottage cheeze, etc.

I'm taking him a a German shepherd expert on wednesday. X-rays, blood work, full work up.
I did some looking around myslef.. Found

im not a vet, i'm just trying everything i can.

Wobbler disease is a condition of the cervical vertebrae that causes an unsteady (wobbly) gait and weakness in dogs and horses. The term wobbler disease refers to a number of different conditions of the cervical (neck) spinal column that all cause similar symptoms. These conditions may include malformation of the vertebrae, intervertebral disc protrusion, and disease of the interspinal ligaments, ligamenta flava, and articular facets of the vertebrae.[1] Wobbler disease is also known as cervical vertebral instability, cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), and cervical vertebral malformation (CVM). In dogs, the disease is most common in large breeds, especially Great Danes and Dobermanns. In horses, it is not linked to a particular breed, though it is most often seen in tall race-bred horses. It is most likely inherited in dogs, it may be hereditary to some extent in horses



The disease tends to be gradually progressive. Symptoms such as weakness, ataxia, and dragging of the toes start in the rear legs. Dogs often have a crouching stance with a downward flexed neck. The disease progresses to the front legs, but the symptoms are less severe. Neck pain is sometimes seen. Symptoms are usually gradual in onset but may progress rapidly following trauma.[6] X-rays may show malaligned vertebrae and narrow disk spaces, but it is not as effective as a myelogram, which reveals stenosis of the vertebral canal. MRI has been shown to be more effective at showing the location, nature, and severity of spinal cord compression than a myelogram.[7] Treatment is either medical to control the symptoms, usually with corticosteroids and cage rest, or surgical to correct the spinal cord compression. The prognosis is guarded in either case. Surgery may fully correct the problem, but it is technically difficult and relapses may occur. Types of surgery include ventral decompression of the spinal cord (ventral slot technique), dorsal decompression, and vertebral stabilization.[8] One study showed no significant advantage to any of the common spinal cord decompression procedures.[9
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Post  85bigblockfox on July 8th 2013, 1:14 pm

richter69 wrote:sorry to hear that, Ive done it too though...... dang cats grow on ya.

Cats? I wouldnt have ever thought that. Im a dog person. Have 2 great danes.

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Re: Took The Dog To The Vet

Post  blown86hallet on July 8th 2013, 1:35 pm

85bigblockfox wrote:
richter69 wrote:sorry to hear that, Ive done it too though...... dang cats grow on ya.

Cats? I wouldnt have ever thought that. Im a dog person. Have 2 great danes.


what health issues are known with these dogs?
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Post  85bigblockfox on July 8th 2013, 1:44 pm

[quote="blown86hallet"]
85bigblockfox wrote:
what health issues are known with these dogs?  

Hip dysplasia, and when they eat they cant run around for about a hour or so. Their stomachs are not attached and will turn in knots is what I have read. Surgery can fix that. You dont want them to jump up to much there first year due to the joints is what the breeder told us. When they are young you will get laughs watching them run around and trip over there enormous feet. They are great dogs even when my kids where babies our great danes just laid there when they fell on them or pulled their ears. Only thing that suck is their life expectancy is only around 10 years. Duke (white male) just turned 6.
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Post  blown86hallet on July 8th 2013, 1:49 pm

85bigblockfox wrote:
blown86hallet wrote:
85bigblockfox wrote:
what health issues are known with these dogs?  

Hip dysplasia, and when they eat they cant run around for about a hour or so. Their stomachs are not attached and will turn in knots is what I have read. Surgery can fix that. You dont want them to jump up to much there first year due to the joints is what the breeder told us. When they are young you will get laughs watching them run around and trip over there enormous feet. They are great dogs even when my kids where babies our great danes just laid there when they fell on them or pulled their ears. Only thing that suck is their life expectancy is only around 10 years. Duke (white male) just turned 6.

i want to call in stomach flip, gastric torsion and occurs in larger dogs after a heavy meal followed by vigorous movements, like playing
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Post  Dave C. on July 8th 2013, 7:43 pm

Yep . As the years go by I have become fonder of pets ... People ? not so much.Evil or Very Mad 

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Post  John Myrick on July 8th 2013, 8:50 pm

blown86hallet wrote:
85bigblockfox wrote:
blown86hallet wrote:
85bigblockfox wrote:
what health issues are known with these dogs?  

Hip dysplasia, and when they eat they cant run around for about a hour or so. Their stomachs are not attached and will turn in knots is what I have read. Surgery can fix that. You dont want them to jump up to much there first year due to the joints is what the breeder told us. When they are young you will get laughs watching them run around and trip over there enormous feet. They are great dogs even when my kids where babies our great danes just laid there when they fell on them or pulled their ears. Only thing that suck is their life expectancy is only around 10 years. Duke (white male) just turned 6.

i want to call in stomach flip, gastric torsion and occurs in larger dogs after a heavy meal followed by vigorous movements, like playing

What you described is canine bloat. Gases get trapped in the stomach and causes the stomach to turn on it's axis, effectively sealing the blood supply from the stomach. It is a life threatening condition to many canines. My 2 german shepherds had their stomachs sutured to the abdominal wall to help prevent this from happening. It is very common in the larger breeds and not so much in the smaller breeds.
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I never was fond of little dogs

Post  57custom on July 16th 2013, 3:18 pm

as much as I liked the bigger dogs. But my wife wanted a Yorkie when her toy poodle got old and had to be put to sleep. So I let her buy one (she would of anyway even if I had said no) It is one of the best little guys I have ever owned. Well then she said she wanted another Poodle to have someone for him to play with. So she bought a brown toy poodle. He changed color by the way when he got grown up. Then while I was at a race one time I believe she was walking around our car when I came up to the house hiding something. It turned out to be a red toy poodle. Well then a year or so later she said that the Yorkie needed another Yorkie to play with so she bought another one. I didn't realize that she was starting to have problems mentally at that time. So I didn't say much and grew to love all of them. Now I am living alone with 4 of the best little guys you could ever want. She is living in assisted living because of Alzheimers Disease.Sad  They even all go with me when I go racing its a little more work but well worth it.Very Happy I also have become very soft hearted of people and dogs and even cats in my old age now thanks to the antics of these little guys.Smile
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Post  Dave C. on July 16th 2013, 8:06 pm

That's a sad story. I repeat my second reply.

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