|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Thu Dec 20, '12 5:45pm PST |
|I would be more inclined to think nerve damage probably around the base of the skull since his symptoms seem to go along with that.
Sadly, it is not uncommon for injury to occur during the whelping process or due to the mom stepping on them in the first few days.
My Frenchie puppy, years ago, was believed to have some sort of compression in the first few vertebrae just below the skull. The neurologist felt it was a result of injury OR congenital deformity of the actual vertebrae, which he felt was quite rare but not unheard of, especially in small breed dogs. His symptoms seemed the same as your guys. Sadly, he went downhill very fast as he matured and was unable to handle the weight of his head. Ultimately, he progressed to massive seizures and almost complete rear end paralysis at around 6 months of age and had to be euthanized.
Hopefully your guy's prognosis will be better. At least he doesn't have that heavy head of the Frenchie to lug around, BOL!