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Chiari Malformation / Syringomyelia

Great Dane walks again after paralyzing disease

Grady the Great Dane began to display problems with mobility until he eventually lost the ability to walk or stand. When X-rays ruled out the possibility that Grady had Wobblers Syndrome, he underwent further tests that determined his condition to be much more serious. Grady had Syringomyelia. Syringomyelia (SM) is a rare disorder that causes a cyst or tumor to form in the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, gets bigger and longer over...
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Darwin turns two

    Today is Darwin's second birthday. The past two years have been quite a journey for us both, so we're taking the time to celebrate this milestone. As a puppy, one of Darwin's favourite words was "work", meaning training session. His willingness to learn, his submissive, yet, friendly nature and his ability to charm the humans seemed to make Darwin a perfect therapy dog candidate. However, the plan to go through Canine Good Citizen...
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Ebbi Update SM Symptoms

Hi all!   It has been a relatively quiet one since Ebbis last episode. Thankfully!   Recently she has shown some weakness in her left back paw, which she constantly licks. This month I am taking her to get an MRI and blood work, so I will find out more info on what is going on internally. As far as pain, she is not showing any signs of pain around her hind legs it is...
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Great Dane walks again after paralyzing disease

Grady the Great Dane began to display problems with mobility until he eventually lost the ability to walk or stand. When X-rays ruled out the possibility that Grady had Wobblers Syndrome, he underwent further tests that determined his condition to be much more serious. Grady had Syringomyelia. Syringomyelia (SM) is a rare disorder that causes a cyst or tumor to form in the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, gets bigger and longer over...
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Ebbi Update

Hi guys!   Ebbi had another seizure on Monday evening. It was not good, so it was straight to the vet. She got the most thorough physical I've ever seen her get. Including a full going over of her head, heart and all joints etc Luckily, my lil munchkin has a perfect heart (vet gasped at that) perfect joints and lovely remaining teeth (PHEW)... However, her brain was "swollen"(no kidding, right?), which contributed to the...
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R.I.P.

My heart is very heavy and sad; my boy went to doggy Heaven Oct. 6, 2011. Kingsley battled with syringomyelia for 2 ½ years. He had eight cysts on his spinal cord; one was the size of a quarter that rested on the back of his neck. Both knees - Patellar luxation The night before I made the decision to send Kingsley to doggy heaven, he laid his head on my shoulder and looked at...
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Ebbi (AND SADIE) Upadate from Ireland :)

Hi! SO!!! It has been a hectic 11 weeks since I've been home.   Also can't believe it has been that long?   But anyways, I have some dazzling good news that I wanted to share with my DogHeirs family :) Ebbi, my wee king charles, has NOT gotten any worse in terms of her SM....   She had EAR MITES!!! I know, I know, it is still not a good thing for a dog...
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Darwin turns two

    Today is Darwin's second birthday. The past two years have been quite a journey for us both, so we're taking the time to celebrate this milestone. As a puppy, one of Darwin's favourite words was "work", meaning training session. His willingness to learn, his submissive, yet, friendly nature and his ability to charm the humans seemed to make Darwin a perfect therapy dog candidate. However, the plan to go through Canine Good Citizen...
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My Blog on Minnie and Chiari -Like Malformation

I have created a blog to help us to look back at Minnie's condition and how she progresses or not! Here is the Link if you wish to follow.http://amronsworld.blogspot.com/
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Minnies visit to Clare Rushbridge

Good morning/evening to all. As promised here is the info on Minnie. Minnie has a Chiari-malformation, Found on MRI She also has a small sphinx which is the very early signs of http://www.cavalierhealth.org/syringomyelia.htm. Minnie also has a narrowing of the ear canals this was found on the MRI which has they cleaned out at the hospital and has drops in her ears daily, She also has luxating patella's so all in all is a complicated...
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Ebbi

Sadly, I think Ebbi has gotten worse. She doesn't scratch away at her side as much anymore, but other symptoms have developed. Shes now scratching at her ears A LOT! Literally crumbling down to scratch at her ears. (which I checked to see if they were dirty or anything, but they are perfect.) She licks her front paws an awful lot as well. Everytime she eats she has to rub her face on a mat...
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Chairi Malformation and Syringomeylia

Hi, I live in the Netherlands and over here there is a big discussion going on about a breedingstop. There are 2 organisations that want a breedingstop for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Because they say that 98% worldwide the cavalier has CM and Syringomeylia. Now I'm against a breedingstop because, you gonna push the cavalier in a black breeding circuit. Where there is no controle over. I'm for a very strickt breedingproces, were is...
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