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08-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Originally Posted by Moobli View Post
No real advice Linda, but I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear this news about Loki. I hope when you go back to the vet it can be ruled out.
Aw thanks Moobli. I am feeling more positive than last night.
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08-11-2012, 04:06 PM
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Thanks Azz - he is already on a mainly raw diet, although he now has half a packet of Wainwright's for breakfast because he refused the raw stuff. He gets tinned sardines, mackerel and salmon too. (I'm nothing special, I love Loki and many on Dogsey have done their best for their dogs. )
I should have known you would have had it covered

I'm glad you are feeling a little better about it all today, epi dogs can have good days and bad days, and the bad days can really get you down. Just come on Dogsey when you are, for a virtual *hug*
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08-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Originally Posted by girliebiker View Post
This is the company I used, and they were very helpful. From posting the test to getting result was about ten days.

http://www.animalgenetics.us/Canine/DM.htm

I think the gene for DM has only recently been discovered.

It is rife in some breeds and types of dogs than others.
You are right it has only recently been discovered in fact I think it wasn't long aftwer we lost Ollie it came about. The Bernese breed club are now tryng to make it a rule all potential breeding stock is tested like they have to for Hips and elbows.
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08-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Thanks Azz.
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10-11-2012, 05:16 PM
Just a quick update - I'm pretty sure now that Loki's ataxia is down to the increase in phenobarbital. He's already improved so much since our visit to the vets. Phew!

Thanks to all of you for your lovely messages, support and advice.
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10-11-2012, 05:18 PM
Thank goodness there is some improvement already. He has done so well to get to 8 years of age, and hope he has many more birthdays to come
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10-11-2012, 05:29 PM
Thanks TW - oh I do hope so.
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10-11-2012, 05:50 PM
Good news. I'm so pleased for you.

Keep it up, Loki!
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10-11-2012, 06:04 PM
Linda that's great news it did seem a bit of a coincidence that the two things increase in meds /ataxia came at the same time.

You can breathe again now
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10-11-2012, 06:25 PM
Originally Posted by Lucky Star View Post
Just a quick update - I'm pretty sure now that Loki's ataxia is down to the increase in phenobarbital. He's already improved so much since our visit to the vets. Phew!

Thanks to all of you for your lovely messages, support and advice.
I am so pleased that Loki's ataxia is lessening now!

Pereg sends him tailwags and polite snuffly kisses!

(((hugs))) xx
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