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Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Syringomyelia (SM) is a rare disorder that causes a cyst to form in the spinal cord. This cyst, called a syrinx, gets bigger and longer over time, destroying part of the spinal cord. Syringomyelia usually results from a skull abnormality called a Chiari I Malformation, also known as Chiari Malformation (CM), Chiari-like Malformation (CLM) and Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome (COMS). This disorder is characterized by an abnormal placement...
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Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia - Symptoms

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management The symptoms associated with Chiari I Malformation, (also known as Chiari Malformation (CM), Chiari-like Malformation (CLM) and Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome (COMS)), and Syringomyelia (SM) present in various combinations and degrees for individual dogs affected by these diseases. Dogs affected by CM/SM do not typically receive veterinary care after owners see signs of these diseases - Rusbridge et al. report an average lapse of 1.6 years between the...
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Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia - Treatment

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Standardized medical treatment guidelines currently do not exist for patients diagnosed with Chiari I Malformation, (also known as Chiari Malformation (CM), Chiari-like Malformation (CLM) and Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome (COMS)), and Syringomyelia (SM). Furthermore, the high variability in age, symptom severity and disease progression in dogs affected by CM/SM often leads to individualized treatment plans. For all cases in which individuals suffer from a decreased quality of life...
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Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Dogs with  Chiari I Malformation, (also known as Chiari Malformation (CM), Chiari-like Malformation (CLM) and Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome (COMS)), and Syringomyelia (SM) require special care. Therapies such as ultrasound, laser and acupuncture are suggested to be beneficial alternative or additional treatments, while small lifestyle changes that reduce strain on the necks of CM/SM affected dogs have been highly recommended.   Lifestyle Products Elevated Feeders: Raising the height...
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Funny Miniature Dachshund races down stairs (VIDEO)

Cinamyn the Miniature Dachshund takes to the stairs like a speed racer!    Related: Speedy Miniature Pinscher flies up and down stairs  Cute pug's unique way of getting up the stairs Cute dog's unique way of going down the stairs  Adorable pug bunny hops up the stairs 
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Dachshund shows off how to dress smartly (VIDEO)

Birdie, is a 2-year-old piebald miniature Dachshund, is one sharp-dressed canine. She helps her guardian demontrate how to tie a bow tie so everyone can look as stylish.    Related: Heiry Question: Is dog nail art cute or crazy? 
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