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Hi we have a gorgeous 12 week old miniature poodle pup. When we got her she was in perfect health. She was 10 weeks then. We have had her first set of vaccinations done 2 weeks ago. Three days ago though she started to "wobble" and is very unsteady on her feet. We have had her to the vet and she has given her some antibiotics but to no effect. The vet is now talking about steriods. This is our first poodle and i am wondering if anyone has come across this kind of thing before. She is in no pain but is struggeling to walk and her head wobbles all the time
 

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Oh, I'm so sorry you're having a hard time with your puppy's health. :confused: I hope she pulls through.

When my husband picked out our Donner, he tried to pick out the calmest, sweetest, quietest pup. As it turned out, he was sick! But he made it and grew up to be a big goofy, barker.

I hope your dog will strengthen in the coming days. I hope the vet can figure it out. Let us know how it goes. I'll say a puppy prayer.
 

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Where did she come from?

Has she eaten anything that it shouldn't? Has she been vomiting or acting lethargic?

There is a syndrome called "Wobblers" seen mostly is Dobermanns and Great Danes more info on it can be found here.
 

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We got her from a lady in grimsby. She has all her pedigree papers and she is from a second litter. The lady we got her from doesnt have any ideas and all the other litter pups are fine.
She hasn't vomited at all but i havent ruled out her eating something. In our garden we have a rhodedendron which i have just thrown out and in the house we have a umbrella plant which she has nibbled but she didnt have much of that and didnt swallow any. She is not in pain but she is falling over when she goes for a wee. She is going to the vet in 1/2 hour so will ask about this wobblers syndrome. Fingers crossed.
 

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The vet now thinks it may be something to do with the cerebelum in her brain. Apparently this controls her subconcious movements like leg placement when walking and explains her wobbles. She is going to have an MRI scan this week. So fingers and toes crossed.
 

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As a family we are clearly very worried for our puppy. She is too special to loose and any information from anyone who has any knowledge on this, it would be really appreciated.
Even though she must be so very frustrated she remains in fairly good spirits and is managing fairly admirably.:( Any support and thoughts are gratefully recieved.
 

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what was wrong with Donner?? we did the same, Charlie was the quietest and calmest of the pack, also the largest and healthiest looking!!!!
It is reassuring to hear that your dog made it through, Thank You
 

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Wow I hope everything checks out OK or they can solve it w/least amount of pain possible. Stay strong.

FWIW: Moose was also the calmest of the pack.
 

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http://www.poodledog.com/ Go to that website and contact our breeder. She is amazing. hopefully she can give you some suggestions. She has always help us. tell her "Carlo's" mom thought she might have some ideas.
Keep me posted.
It would be nice to have a breeder on these forums to comment and help out with questions. Anyway you think she would register?
-Todd
 

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Charlie is making a great recovery it seems. Our vet gave us some antibiotics and most of the shaking has stopped. We went to the neurologists today and she could not shed much more light on it. She has said it could be a problem with her cerebelum or a number of other things could have caused her symptoms. We are to take her back if the shaking starts again. Thank you all for your concern and kind words. Will keep you posted
 

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Ohhhh, she is so sweet looking. I hope she continues on to a full recovery. Best of luck with her. This is the first time I have ever heard of that problem. Please let us know how she does.
 

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all is well

Hi thanks for asking about charlie. She is fine now. We still don't know exactly what was wrong with her but the vet gave her some antibiotics in case of an ear infection when that didn't clear it up we went to a dog neurologist in leeds. On the day of her appointment she started to get better. The specialist believed that it was a reaction to her inocculations and as such advised us not to get her boosters done. This has causes new problems as we can't now put her in kennels or take her abroad. (Differant story). She is the calmest lovingest dog you could meet now. Unlike our new black mini digby. He is a mad man.
 

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Mandy my standard had a reactions to her shots and they told me to give them a few weeks apart. no extra charge but just one shot at a time. Apperently this is common in poodles and have been told by some to never let them get all their shots in one day.
You could talk to a vet or perhaps others no more about this.
I know Mandy will get her shots this month just on different days
 

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hope your baby continues to recover. I would really wonder about the inner ear infection since the antibiotics seem to be helping now. We had a puppy a couple of years ago that had "funny eyes" as I called it. One eye would wander and move independently of the other and it seemed to affect her balanced. Our vet couldn't put a finger on what exactly the problem was. My mother true to forum did a ton of research and took the puppy back to the vet with the reguest that he might check her ears. He said they didn't look infected but that the eardrum in one did look a little off. He perscribed tha anitibiotics and low and behold the puppy recovered fully and never had another issue. :)
 

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I am so glad your baby is better now. I hope it was just an ear infection. Our smallest mini 10 lb - has reactions to shots too. She could hardly walk after her lyme booster so my daughter is not repeating it.
 
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