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Old 10-08-2006, 07:51 PM
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on Hydrocephalus (water on the brain)

The types of signs seen with this condition include unthriftiness (smaller than littermates, slow to grow), a domed skull (which gradually becomes more pronounced), abnormal movement behaviours (restlessness, aimless walking), problems with vision, and seizures. These pups are very slow to learn - it may be extremely difficult to housetrain them for example.



Generally the signs gradually worsen, although by 2 years of age they may stabilize. To minimize brain damage, the condition must be recognized and appropriate treatment begun early. However, affected animals will likely always be slow and have a limited ability to learn.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:31 PM
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Poor baby !!! And poor you too .......... you've been through enough. Glad you've learned so much through your errors though to pass on to others. (( Hug ))
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:47 AM
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I wonder if they would put a shunt in a dog like they would a baby who is born with hydrocephalus. I hope the pup is okay. They are all adorable.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:04 AM
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Sometimes they will, it all depends on how the puppy is doing and the degree of the problem...
Ive been lucky weve never had a litter with Hydrocephalus, but a breeder frined of my grandfathers lost 3 pups out of one litter to it, and another litter he had one female survive and she had to be put to sleep at 2 years because no matter how many shunts they did the fluid kept building...
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Old 10-12-2006, 06:07 AM
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Awww, poor little puppy, that must be heart breaking. Didn't Mom try and injure the runt though? Isn't that a sign that something is amiss?
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Old 10-12-2006, 12:38 PM
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You may have been thinking of one of my pups ..........
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Cute puppies

The mom looks really happy.

Fatso and Runt? lol
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