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Features November 2014 Issue

Wobblers Syndrome in Dogs

Dirty, back to himself at last, is surrounded by Maria Perez-Hernandez, DVM, neurology/neurosurgery resident and certified veterinary physical therapist (left) and Lauren Dabney, senior veterinary student.

Wobblers Syndrome in Dogs

Symptoms to look for; treatments to fix it.

Wobblers Syndrome is the result of a compressed spinal cord, either from overgrowth of bone or ligaments or a herniated (bulging) disc. The telltale signs are a characteristic wobbly gait and holding the head down, with an outstretched neck. Unfortunately, the condition usually goes unnoticed until its far along.

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