My German Shepherd Bitch, 7yrs old, is displaying symptoms of Wobblers. We are treating with Cortisone which seems to be helping the control of her legs. However there has been a dramatic muscle loss, especially in the face and head area. Is this associated with the Wobblers or the Cortisone. I'm considering going to a specialist for further investigation and advice.
Steroids (the Cortisone) aren't known to cause muscle loss, so I doubt that's the cause.
However, Wobblers can present with muscle loss in the shoulder area, so it wouldn't be much of a stretch to imagine that there could be muscle loss in the face and the head (since it's connected to the shoulders) as well. You can read more about Wobbler's here: http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/neurological/c_dg_wobbler_syndrome
If your dog has been being treated for a while and you're not seeing any significant change, then seeing a specialist may be a good plan.
I hope ths helps.
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