I'm so sorry to hear about your dog Scarlett. I hope that you can find some quality, and affordable care! An accurate diagnosis is very important so that you can make the best decisions on how to spend your money for treatments.
Has anyone had a dog this young with Wobbler’s?
No, my doberman was 5 1/2 when he was diagnosed.
Did you have an MRI done?
No, we opted to do a myelogram at the University animal hospital, under recommendation from his neurologist. It showed that Aesop has minor stenosis, which very luckily for me has proven to be fairly stable/has not worsened much in the last two years.
What course of treatment have you had the most success with?
Surgery, Medical Management, Holistic approach? (I have her scheduled for acupuncture dependent upon the MRI which will be scheduled today)
Did any of your Dobie’s fully recover? Were they able to live a pain free life? Were they able to play, run, and jump?
With any of these (and I am sorry in advance for your loss) how long did your Dobie live? Again, I was told life expectancy is maybe only 3 years.
Aesop is now 7 1/2, and has some other orthopedic issues. He is happy and comfortable if I stay diligent in his management. This means: daily pain and anti-inflammatory medications, joint supplements, monitoring his activity (restricting when necessary!), biweekly physical therapy at the vet with cold laser, massage, underwater treadmill, and daily PT that I do at home.
As long as my handsome boy is joyful and eager to play, I will keep trying. Surgery is not an option for this dog, so I can't speak to it as I haven't researched it. As to holistic approaches - any that are evidence based I will try, and support. Massage is one that has been very helpful.