Wobbler's Syndrome and Dog Wheelchairs
|Great Danes and Doberman Pinchers are breeds that are most often seen afflicted with Wobbler's Syndrome. A K9 Cart may be helpful during rehabilitation or in more severe cases who are not eligible for surgery.|
It is time to talk about serious enemies lurking out there in the lives of large breed dogs, especially in Great Danes and Doberman Pinchers. This is a condition know as Wobblers Syndrome or Cervical Vertebral Instability. There are seven cervical vertebrae or bones that make up a dog's neck. In Wobbler's syndrome, the last three cervical vertebrae, i.e., five, six, or seven, are the culprit. Wobbler’s Syndrome is well described as evidenced by a wobbly gait. It is assumed to be caused by a genetic deficit seen in mature Great Danes and Doberman Pinchers, but nutrition may also play a role in enhancing the expression of the disease in these breeds too. The condition has a subtle onset caused by a progressive instability of these lower cervical vertebrae.