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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Goodbye, Kail.
Kail

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Barked: Sat Jan 19, '13 5:48pm PST 
Thank you again, everyone, for the condolences.

She had a very short time here on this earth, but I'm honored to have shared it with her. She was a beautiful, intelligent, playful dog. She was a fighter. She was in three homes before I adopted her, came to me skinny and afraid, but learned to love and trust again and was still the gentlest thing ... She fought with all she could against her illness, even when it took her sight from her, when it made it difficult for her to walk. She will be in my heart forever.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Goodbye, Kail.
Kail

Sitting in the- stars
 
 
Barked: Mon Dec 24, '12 12:40pm PST 
Thank you Turner.
I know I did the right thing for her, and in a way I feel relieved that she is no longer scared and miserable, but it still hurts nonetheless.
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Goodbye, Kail.

Kail

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Barked: Sat Dec 22, '12 8:42pm PST 
Kail went to the Rainbow Bridge a few hours ago. She passed away in my arms. She is at peace now.

Goodbye, beautiful girl, my peanut butter-butt puppy. I love you.
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?

Kail

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Barked: Sat Sep 22, '12 9:47pm PST 
Here is a very informative website on Batten's disease, for anyone interested. Note that it discusses the disease in humans, not dogs, though.

Here's one that discusses the disease in Border Collies.
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?

Kail

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Barked: Thu Sep 20, '12 3:47pm PST 
The neurologist thinks Kail has Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, or Batten's disease. We will know for sure in a week or two.
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?
Kail

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Barked: Sun Sep 16, '12 10:26pm PST 
Thank you for all the responses. Kail has an appointment on Thursday to see the neurologist. I will let you all know how it goes.
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?

Kail

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Barked: Sat Sep 8, '12 6:07am PST 
Thank you very much for the information, Oscar. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to raw feed, but Kail was transitioned to a grain free diet as soon as I adopted her. I will definitely look into finding a homeopathic vet. Anyways, Kail is a little fighter, so I'm sure she'll do okay!
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?

Kail

Sitting in the- stars
 
 
Barked: Fri Sep 7, '12 8:19am PST 
It's possible. I don't have much history on her, except that she has been in three homes prior to mine. If this were the problem, could it be treated?
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Dog Health > Neurological problem?

Kail

Sitting in the- stars
 
 
Barked: Fri Aug 31, '12 2:17pm PST 
Hi everyone.

I adopted Kail, a Border Collie mix (?) on New Years Eve. She will be two years old next month.

She has always walked funny. She "bunny hops" when she runs, she has never been able to climb stairs, and it takes her a few moments, every time, to figure out how to climb down the one step to go out in the yard. The first time I took her to the vet, a day or two after I adopted her, I had x-rays taken and she was diagnosed with hip dysplasia.

A ton of vet visits later for: stolen chicken bones, random screaming in pain and holding her head to one side (Still don't know what that was about ... The vet found nothing wrong), and discoid lupus, we were refered to an orthopedic specialist for her hips. I expressed some concern about Kail's eyesight at one of these visits. She doesn't seem to see squirrels and rabbits on walks, has trouble finding treats I throw on the floor for her, and she about takes my fingers off when I hand her a treat (though she doesn't mean to). The vet checked her eyes and said she sees just fine.

We saw this specialist about a week and a half ago. He said that her hips aren't too bad, but he thought that her ACLs may be torn. He did not want to consider surgery because of her discoid lupus.

I took her to get a second opinion on Tuesday. This vet agreed that her hips are not too bad. I expressed my concern about her eyesight to him, as she has recently begun bumping into things, and is suddenly terrified of other dogs (previously she would be so so happy to see another dog!). Sometimes, when I call her name, she looks around (sometimes straight on me) like she isn't sure where I am. Just last night I was watching her try to snatch up a toy on the floor and repeatedly miss.

He watched her walk, checked her knees, and said that he sees no physical reason she should walk the way she does. He checked her eyes for me. She did not respond to a threatening jesture as another dog would: she simply stared when he went as if to hit her, when another dog would have blinked. He says that she overreaches when she walks.

He suspects a neurological problem, specifically a cerebellar disease.

I'm on a waiting list to take her to see a neurologist. In the meantime, what could be wrong? Has anyone else ever dealt with something like this? I'm so scared for her!
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Behavior & Training > What Breeds are you Afraid of?
Kail

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Barked: Mon Aug 20, '12 9:00pm PST 
I'm a bit wary of Chow Chows.
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