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Duke is a red 7 year old mail. Unfortunately last month we discovered that he is Hypothyroid and has been on meds ever since. Around the same time he started dragging or "knuckling" his front right paw. Based on my research this can be a symptom of Hypothyroidism, Wobblers Syndrome or Degenerative Myelopathy. The info that I gathered said that with both Wobblers Syndrome and Degenerative Myelopathy the dogs drag their hind legs. Has anyone had experience with this?
 

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Has he seen a vet for this? That would be my first thing to do ASAP. and if need be getting a referral to a good board certified neurologist.
 

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When I went to pick up his meds for his Hypothyroid I mentioned it to the Vet but he brushed it off and said he will take a look at it when I return for the follow up visit the next month. I think I need a better vet...
 

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When I went to pick up his meds for his Hypothyroid I mentioned it to the Vet but he brushed it off and said he will take a look at it when I return for the follow up visit the next month. I think I need a better vet...
Uh, yeah, I would have to agree, and the sooner the better.

Let us know what your new vet says--this is very worrisome. Oh, and make sure they screen him for tick borne illnesses too.
 

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Wobblers usually starts in the rear legs first.

Does you dog lick his rear feet from the hocks down? CVI dogs that I have seen and heard of will lick till there is a granuloma sore. Nothing, I mean nothing will stop them from the constant licking.

Don't wait but get to a neurologist as the damage done by some spinal conditions are irreversable.
 

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Does anyone know of a website where I can find a good vet?
No but you might try calling the nearest veterinary college for a neurologist recommendation and then ask your vet for a referral. But don't let your vet wait till next month. I consider what your vet said about "waiting till next month" criminal!!!
 

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Does you dog lick his rear feet from the hocks down? CVI dogs that I have seen and heard of will lick till there is a granuloma sore. Nothing, I mean nothing will stop them from the constant licking.
He doesn't lick the front or back anymore than usual.
 

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could be a shoulder, elbow or pastern injury too.

Wobblers can affect the front as well as the rear, depending on which vertabrae are involved and how much change has occurred in the area.

No two Dogs with CVI will have the exact same symptoms.

Hope a Vet can figure out exactly what is troubling your boy.

Hugz to Duke.
 

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Would Wobblers effect the way he runs? He runs up and down stairs, jumps in and out of my SUV with no issues. It only effects him when he is walking.
 

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Does anyone know of a website where I can find a good vet?
Maybe some folks from your region can chime in with recommendations.

Here is a list of board certified neurologists in CA.

Campbell

Dr. Caroline H. Jurney
Veterinary Surgical Associates
907 Dell Ave .
Campbell, CA 95008
Tel: 408-364-1777
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Dr. Christina L. Vitale
Veterinary Surgical Associates
907 Dell Ave .
Campbell, CA 95008
Tel: 408-364-1777
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Concord

Dr. Caroline H. Jurney
Veterinary Surgical Associates
1410 Monument Blvd.
Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: 925-827-1777
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Dr. Christina L. Vitale
Veterinary Surgical Associates
1410 Monument Blvd.
Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
Tel: 925-827-1777
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Davis

Dr. Cleta Sue Bailey
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8747
Tel: 530-752-3599; 530-752-1393
E-mail: [email protected]
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Contact Information

Dr. Peter J. Dickinson
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8747
Tel: 530-752-1393; 530-752-3412
E-mail: [email protected]
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - Contact Information

Dr. Marguerite F. Knipe
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8747
Tel: 530-752-1393
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Richard A. LeCouteur
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8747
Tel: 530-752-3599
E-mail: [email protected]
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Linda Shell
Veterinary Information Network
777 W. Covell Blvd.
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530-756-4881
Email: [email protected]
Veterinary Information Network (VIN) - For Veterinarians, By Veterinarians

Dr. Beverly K. Sturges
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Shields Avenue, Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616-8747
Tel: 530-752-1393; 530-752-4400
E-mail: [email protected]
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Karen M. Vernau
Department of Surgical & Radiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
One Garrod Drive
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: 530-752-1393
E-mail: [email protected]
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Dublin

Dr. Caroline H. Jurney
Veterinary Surgical Associates
7121 Amador Plaza Rd.
Dublin, CA 94568
Tel: 925-771-2015
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Dr. Christina L. Vitale
Veterinary Surgical Associates
7121 Amador Plaza Rd.
Dublin, CA 94568
Tel: 925-771-2015
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Irvine

Dr. Wayne Lester Berry
Southern California Veterinary Referral Group
1371 Reynolds Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 949-833-9020
Pet Surgery

Dr. Roger W. Pettigrew
Southern California Veterinary Specialty Hospital
1371 Reynolds Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Tel: 608-287-4095
Pet Surgery

Los Angeles

Dr. Stacey A. Sullivan
Animal Specialty Group
4641 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Tel: 818-244-7977
Email: [email protected]
Welcome to Animal Specialty Group - Specialized Treatment. Compassionate Care.

Mill Valley

Dr. Lisa S. Klopp
The Sams Clinic
489 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Tel: 415-380-0500
thesamsclinic.com

Redwood City

Dr. P. Filippo Adamo
(Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Neurology)
Bay Area Veterinary Neurology-Neurosurgery
Sequoia Veterinary Hospital
1409 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA
Tel: 650-369-7326
E-mail: [email protected]
Home

Rohnert Park

Dr. Melanie Campbell
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County
6470 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tel.: 707-584-4343
Rohnert Park Animal Hospital ? Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists | VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Home

Dr. James A. Lavely
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County
6470 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tel.: 707-584-4343
Rohnert Park Animal Hospital ? Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists | VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Home

Dr. Lisa Maria Tieber Nielson
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County
6470 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tel.: 707-584-4343
Rohnert Park Animal Hospital ? Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists | VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Home

Dr. Diccon Westworth
VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County
6470 Redwood Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Tel.: 707-584-4343
Rohnert Park Animal Hospital ? Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists | VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County | Home

Roseville

Dr. Gregg D. Kortz
California Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery Specialists
1100 Atlantic St.
Roseville, CA 95678
Tel: 916-792-6387
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
calvetneuro.com

Sacramento

Dr. Jessica Holland
VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
9801 Old Winery Pl.
Sacramento, CA 95827
Tel: 916-362-3111
Email: [email protected]
Sacramento Animal Hospital ? Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists | VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center | Home

San Diego

Dr. Robin E. Levitski-Osgood
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego
10435 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: 858-875-7500
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Veterinary Specialty Hospital San Diego - Veterinary Specialists and Services

Dr. David Lipsitz
Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego
10435 Sorrento Valley Rd.
San Diego, CA 92121
Tel: 858-875-7500; 858-756-0790
E-mail: [email protected]
Veterinary Specialty Hospital San Diego - Veterinary Specialists and Services

Dr. Tammy L. Stevenson
Veterinary Surgical Specialists
5610 Kearney Mesa Rd., Ste. B
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: 858-560-8006
Welcome To Veterinary Surgical Specialists

San Mateo

Dr. Caroline H. Jurney
Veterinary Surgical Associates
251 N. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 650-696-8196
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Dr. Christina L. Vitale
Veterinary Surgical Associates
251 N. Amphlett Blvd.
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 650-696-8196
Veterinary Surgical Associates

Tustin

Dr. Stephen M. Hanson
Veterinary Neurology Center
3051 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
Tel.: 949-784-8703
E-mail: [email protected]
Veterinary Neurology Center

Dr. Michelle Murray
Veterinary Neurology Center
3051 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, CA 92780
Tel.: 949-784-8703
E-mail: [email protected]
Veterinary Neurology Center

Walnut Creek

Dr. P. Filippo Adamo
(Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Neurology)
Bay Area Veterinary Neurology-Neurosurgery
East Bay Veterinary Surgery & Emergency
2803 Ygnacio Rd.
Walnut Creek, CA
Tel: 925-937-5001
E-mail: [email protected]
Home

Woodland Hills

Dr. Veronique Sammut
VCA VetSurg and Neurology
20051 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1
Woodland Hills, CA, 91364
Tel: 818-610-7770
E-mail: [email protected]
www.vetsurgandneurology.com
Board Certified Veterinary Neurologists
 

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Would Wobblers effect the way he runs? He runs up and down stairs, jumps in and out of my SUV with no issues. It only effects him when he is walking.
Yes.

CVI dogs cannot run like a normal dog. They have an odd gait that you will see if you look for it. Most owners of CVI dogs will notice a slight "something off" with how the dog runs or trots before they are aware the dog is sick.
 

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Update! I took Duke in to see Dr. Wayne Lester Berry who is a board certified neurologists (thank you tnh317) on Monday. He noticed that Duke's lymph nodes were swollen. After running some tests he has concluded that duke has Lymphoma:( I will be meeting with an oncologist tomorrow.
 

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Update! I took Duke in to see Dr. Wayne Lester Berry who is a board certified neurologists (thank you tnh317) on Monday. He noticed that Duke's lymph nodes were swollen. After running some tests he has concluded that duke has Lymphoma:( I will be meeting with an oncologist tomorrow.

Ah, I am so sorry to hear.

Thank goodness, for Duke's sake, you made sure he saw a good doc.

Please let us know what the oncologist has to say, best luck to you guys.
 
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Gawd, I am so sorry. There is way too much of that coming up here lately.

Hugs and prayers.
 
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