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We got a beautiful white deaf boxer female. She is 8 years old. I was wondering if you could give us some advice. Last Thursday she slept all day. When she did go out into the garden she was very unsteady on her feet and seemed disorientated. Friday she was still the same but toppled over. We immediately took her to the vets who done bloodwork and checked heart lungs etc but all was fine with the results. Gave her injections of pain killers antibiotics and anti inflammatory. That evening she seemed to look like she was going to sit but not like her back legs were weak. we had followup appointment next morning. The vet said it's neurological either lesion on her brain a tumor or a stroke prescribed antibiotics and steroids. She is completely back to her old self. The vet basically said she will be on steroids for the rest of her life. She has had a lot of ear infections but apart from that she has been perfectly healthy. Have you had any experience with anything like this? please advise
 

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This is hard to comment on as it could be many many things. It might be vestibular disease. Did the vet check inside her ears to rule out an inner ear infection?
 

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This is hard to comment on as it could be many many things. It might be vestibular disease. Did the vet check inside her ears to rule out an inner ear infection?
Thank you for your comment. The vet didn't mention anything about her ears mentioned everything else but will phone him to ask. Thank you X
 

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My boy Kai had similar issue and it came on sudden. His gait was off, he almost looked like he was walking on "egg shells", plus he had trouble chewing his food. Looking back it started with his food but he was due for his annual and we thought it was his teeth. His was neurological and the same week his gait was off he had a seizure that the vet just couldn't bring him o ut of. He was only 5 1/2. His vet initially treated him for a deep inner ear infection though he felt it may be neurological but this all happened within a 5 day span of time. The only way to know for sure would be to have a MRI done, we didn't even have enough time to do that as his seizure started before his appointment date.
 

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I am very sorry you are going thru this with your dog like Kaco Boxers said this could be a lot of things sounds like they have ruled out the most likely stuff first so that's good. Its encouraging that she is responding to the steroids so maybe that will give you some more time with here. Boxers are prone to brain tumors so there is always that fear I hope she continues to improve. Has the Vet suggested doing an EKG on her? Her heart may not be enlarged but maybe could have a rhythm problem? I know my last two had heart issues and they would collapse and be weak sometimes.
 

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I am very sorry you are going thru this with your dog like Kaco Boxers said this could be a lot of things sounds like they have ruled out the most likely stuff first so that's good. Its encouraging that she is responding to the steroids so maybe that will give you some more time with here. Boxers are prone to brain tumors so there is always that fear I hope she continues to improve. Has the Vet suggested doing an EKG on her? Her heart may not be enlarged but maybe could have a rhythm problem? I know my last two had heart issues and they would collapse and be weak sometimes.
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My boy Kai had similar issue and it came on sudden. His gait was off, he almost looked like he was walking on "egg shells", plus he had trouble chewing his food. Looking back it started with his food but he was due for his annual and we thought it was his teeth. His was neurological and the same week his gait was off he had a seizure that the vet just couldn't bring him o ut of. He was only 5 1/2. His vet initially treated him for a deep inner ear infection though he felt it may be neurological but this all happened within a 5 day span of time. The only way to know for sure would be to have a MRI done, we didn't even have enough time to do that as his seizure started before his appointment date.
So sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your reply.
Maya is totally back to her normal self she is not wobbly her gait is totally normal. She is eating and drinking normal. It's like she was never sick. I am constantly watching for any change in her though. Finished her antibiotics and steroids are at lower dose now but up to now she is doing good xx
 

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So sorry for your loss.
Thank you for your reply.
Maya is totally back to her normal self she is not wobbly her gait is totally normal. She is eating and drinking normal. It's like she was never sick. I am constantly watching for any change in her though. Finished her antibiotics and steroids are at lower dose now but up to now she is doing good xx
I am so glad to hear she is improving so that's a good thing I hope she continues to do well our best thoughts are with you guys.
 

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I am so glad she has improved. Kai did not really improve on antibiotics, we thought so for a day b ut I think we were seeing what we wanted to see, he rapidly became worse. I am glad your girl is ok, maybe it was just a inner ear infection in her case. Always glad to hear good news!
 

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My beautiful deaf boxer baby crossed the rainbow bridge at 12.50 pm today. She had seizures that vet couldn't bring her out of we are totally heartbroken xx
 

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run free at the rainbow bridge baby girl. Love and miss you so much xxxxx💔💔
 
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