Bam-Bam and his sister Pebbles were surrendered by their owner. They were extremely thin, 8 week old puppies that were wobbling, and uncoordinated. Bam-Bam had a head tilt, circling, and ataxia. An appointment was set with The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center to evaluate their condition. OSU VMC Neurology Department diagnosed Bam-Bam with Vestibular Dysfunction, a sudden, non-progressive disturbance of balance. It is more common in older dogs. It is also referred to as old dog vestibular syndrome and canine idiopathic vestibular syndrome. The vestibular system is responsible for maintaining normal balance. The vestibular system has central components located in the brain and peripheral components located in the inner and middle ear.
Funding has been put aside for future MRI’s or needs dependent on the progression of the disease.