Sprite, as you may recall, came to us a month ago with an odd gait, toes curling under, and a very obvious neurological problem. Unfortunately, she also came with kennel cough and passed it to her foster brother. We had to wait until Sprite was healthy enough to have the MRI done, which was yesterday.
We were told Sprite has Wobblers. We are shocked and had no idea a 5-month-old puppy could get Wobblers.
In dogs under 2 years old, the Wobblers disease is caused by stenosis (narrowing) of the vertebral canal related to degeneration of the dorsal articular facets and subsequent thickening of the associated joint capsules and ligaments.
The Neurologist said surgery is not an option. Instead, we will be doing physical therapy, hydrotherapy, and steroids to help improve her condition. However, her condition is not going to improve or go away. We hope she will continue to have a long quality of life with Wobblers ♥️.
Sprite will remain a permanent foster since this is a new area we are unfamiliar with and are unsure of her long-term care.
We are looking for donations to help cover Sprite’s MRI cost of $2,500 and her ongoing care.
If you would like to help Sprite or one of the other permanent fosters in our care, please donate above. Thank you.