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white shaker syndrome
by Christine A.
I do not have any info to give you on this disease, But I would like to know exactly what it is and is it genetic? I have never heard of white shaker syndrom. Are there any other symtoms?
Hope your little baby gets the help she needs and gets well soon!
Sorry no advise from here, but just wanted to send good wishes and prayers for your baby.
I've only seen one case of this personally, and that was in a 1 year old westie. I'm sorry, but I don't know what treatment was given or how well it worked -- he had been referred to a specialist and I didn't see him after that. It's a neurological disease that has something to do with underdeveloped or damaged myelin (its the sheath that surrounds nerve fibers). The cause is unknown, but it as is noted in smaller, white coated dogs like Westies and Maltese, I'd guess there is a genetic factor involved here. (IOW, don't breed dogs with this and notify the breeder of the condition). I'm so sorry you are going through this, and I do hope the neurologist is able to offer some more help for your poor little baby. I don't have much information on the disease, but maybe the vet could suggest some websites or articles on this subject.