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Postby razzle51 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 6:44 am

For those who didnt know certain breed of dogs can get Syringomyelia . Good article from North Carolina .

http://carolinanewswire.com/news/News.c ... =2192&op=t
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Postby SMLady » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:03 am

You know, about 17 years ago I had to take one of my dogs to a dog neurologist because he had something wrong with his spinal cord. I wonder if that's what it was? Hmmm..... Interesting.
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Postby ke4uzj » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:13 am

I wonder if the poor dogs get the same missed dx we get .

Maybe we should all go see vets, there seem to be more info about dogs having this than humans .

Wouldn't the Vet love to see us coming lol
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Postby streetsense » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:20 pm

I saw an article in yesterdays paper about a firm that makes wheelchairs for dogs and other animals. It mentioned that certain breeds suffer from a form of degenerative disc disease somewhat different than SM that is apparently a form of myelopathy.

Most commonly, the back legs are affected, but they've also made prostheses for front legs. They've also done them for other animals, including a ferret. Something to keep in mind for a beloved pet.

Of course, this also brings to mind the joke about total hip replacement now being available for cats. As one wag noted, total cat replacement is cheaper...
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Seriously, I love my cats. And it's hard to put a price on the bond between humans and animals, so it's good to know that this is an option.
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Postby cash71 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:23 pm

It's the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. There is a tonne of research done on sm in this breed it almost seems like more than on humans.

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Postby Janice » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:44 pm

It's interesting to know that they may have a breakthrough in dogs, before humans.

Take care and thanks for posting.
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Postby razzle51 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:38 pm

Now its the breed Brussels Griffon

here is a picture , I have seen a few of these
http://www.akc.org/breeds/brussels_griffon/index.cfm
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Postby SMLady » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:44 pm

How cute is that????? The dog I have (weimaraner) is predisposed for a lot of problems. Hip displasia, skin cancer (which she's had), bloat (which my last weimaraner died from), etc. And you are right. If we all went to vets, we might get better care! :lol: It seems like anymore, animals have priority over us.
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Postby ke4uzj » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:07 pm

I just looked up my great pyranees puppy this is what i found

Acute moist dermatitis, bloat, canine lymphoma, degenerative myelopathy, entropion, Hip/Elbow Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism,
Luxating Patellas, OCD (joint control), Ostiosarcoma, PRA – Progressive Retinal Atrophy

omg : i need that new doggie medical insurance plan
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Postby georgiagal » Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:49 pm

My old bosses got King Charles Spaniels right before they laid me off. Feel bad for the dogs, but not the people.

(Sorry, but I just needed to get in that dig even though they'll never see this)

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Postby petsmom » Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:22 pm

Yep, it's a red flag when you find your vet knows more about SM than your NL or other "people" doctors!!! But perhaps the research into the doggie version will help us humans.

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Postby cash71 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:07 am

Just came across this article in my research this morning and thought it was pretty interesting.

http://tinyurl.com/2cp6ms

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