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    Thanks. She came to me as a rescue with her sister. I had only just lost my previous pug who was also a rescue and I swore I wasn't going to go through the heartache again. I was only going to foster these two, but they are so gentle and lovely and here I am 3 years later. I am worried about her sister. They have been together for 11 years and are a truly bonded pair. Here they are on holidays together at Lorne:

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    It can take it's toll when they lose a mate like that but being the top dog(between them) she should manage better than some. If it dose come to the worst you'll have to keep her busy at first to keep her from mopeing.
    Wendy has been a lucky girl to have you guys for the last 3yrs & at least you know you did all you could.
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    Just an update. They ran a general wellness test as well as a pancreatitis test on Wendy, to rule out anything else that would explain her symptoms, Everything came back normal. In the meantime, Wendy has improved. The vet has told us not to get our hopes us as this is the 2nd vestibular attack in 3 weeks and Wendy is not out of the woods yet. He is still convinced that Wendy has a brain lesion, so it is now a matter of waiting to see is she has another attack.

    For the moment she is back to normal except for her ability to jump up on things like her special chair. We have purchased a special dog mat for Wendy and Chewy to lie on and have placed it right in front of their chair and they have happily accepted it. Because they are a bonded pair, Chewy will just lie anywhere Wendy does, so problem solved. She is back to being the family groomer and is licking Chewy's ears again and trying to clean all of us, so I am both relieved and anxious. She is eating properly and having a bit of a yodel at passers-by through the window. Hopefully she wont have another attack, but I cannot allow myself to get my hopes up too much!

    Thank you for all your replies. Linda

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    Good to hear Linda, she's spending quality time with her family.
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    Glad things are looking even atm & your getting to spend time together.
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    Hi everyone, Wendy continues to do well. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. She is fully recovered from the 2nd vestibular attack and can do everything normally. I still lock the dog door when I leave the house as it leads directly to the pool area. If she was to accidently stumble into the pool, she would have no way to get out. Normally she can swim to the steps, but she would be too dizzy in the middle of a vestibular attack. The vet said that she may be left with a head tilt, but she even managed to escape this! Now it is just a waiting game. I could go ahead and pay a fortune to find out if she definitely has a brain lesion via MRI scan or I can just wait and see if she has another attack which will confirm it! Unfortunately, we just have to play the waiting game and hope that she never has another attack!

    It's nice to see her lying out on the decking with her sister again and spinning in those silly circles she does. I love that dog! Linda

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    So glad you updated us with such a good news story.
    I pray it will continue this way for a long long time to come too.
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    Linda, those spinning circles.....

    Just a playfull thing she's always done, or started just recently, like a wobbly gait & a head tilt?
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    ... Jade ...

    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chipps View Post
    Linda, those spinning circles.....

    Just a playfull thing she's always done, or started just recently, like a wobbly gait & a head tilt?
    She's always done it. It looks like she is chasing her tail. We got both of them when they were 7 years old and she has been doing it from the first day she entered our house. She is now 11. I used to think she was actually chasing her tail, but it is more of a compulsive thing she does when she gets excited. She is also a groomer. She grooms her sister's ears every day and then moves on to us. Any bit of bare skin gets meticulously "cleaned". As thorough as she is, I like to have a shower afterwards. LOL! Linda

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    Awsome stuff linda,

    Reason I asked was some dogs devlelop a spinning obsession & can injure themselves on walls, surroundings etc. I can't remember the cause, but it's dificult to manage.

    But in your case, was thinking something related to her condition, so big for you guys

    Editted to add a bit more.
    Last edited by Chipps; 01-30-2011 at 09:26 AM.
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    ... Jade ...

    Aha yeah me too! wee wee or pee pee and poo poo's or poopie

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