At Walking Paws Rehab we have treated many patients with CM. The majority of our patients with CM are french bulldogs and Cavalier King Charles. These are often some of the most rewarding cases. Guardians report their dogs having scratching episodes and face rubbing less. Guardians have seen improvements in their dogs balance, gait, and position of their head. If your dog has CM we would love to teach you techniques to help your pet today!
A Chiari-like malformation is when the skull is too small to accommodate the size of the brain. This causes the area at the back of the brain (the cerebellum) to be pushed down out of the skull. This can block the flow of spinal fluid to the spinal cord, causing pockets of spinal fluid to build up, called syringomyelia. This can lead to compression of the spinal cord resulting in spinal cord damage.