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milly

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Vestibular Syndrome..
« on: June 02, 2006, 05:50:40 PM »
Has anyone had a dog that has suffered from Vestibular Syndrome, if so what did your vet give to help/cure him? Thanks

Offline julianvet

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Re: Vestibular Syndrome..
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2006, 10:14:07 PM »
Hi Milly,

I do see many dogs/cats with vestibular syndrome.

2 different types exist:
peripheral (disease of the middle ear)
central (central nervous system disease)

It could therefore be a syndrome affecting pets with middle ear infection, middle ear polyps/growths or brain disease...

As you will understand the treaments for an ear infection or a brain growth are quite different!!

I would therefore need more informations to be able to help you.

Best regards,

julien

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Re: Vestibular Syndrome..
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 10:13:47 PM »
Hi Milly,

As I said, I cannot help you without knowing what is behind that dog's vestibular syndrome (a syndrome is only an association of symptoms, NOT A DIAGNOSIS).

However I can take risks: It sounds like this dog has had a stroke with secondary brain damage leading to devellopment of vestibular syndrome signs. If so, the evolution of the vestibular syndrome signs will depend on the evolution of the brain problem. This is difficult to predict. In terms of treatment, there are several options. steroids could be useful and the heart should be investigated and possibly treated.

I hope this will help.

Best regards,

julian