Ping, a tiny five-month old male Chihuahua, needed life-saving surgery after suddenly becoming paralysed.
When Ping’s owner, Zoe Cekalla, noticed he was having difficulty walking she took him to her local veterinary practice.
The problem was affecting all four legs and had become progressively worse over the course of a week. Ping's local vet quickly referred him to Hamilton Specialist Referrals' veterinary neurologist who says, “When Ping was first brought in to us he was depressed and couldn’t walk. The weakness had progressed rapidly and was affecting all of his limbs. He also had a head tilt and his eye reflexes were reduced. We knew from these signs the problem was localised to his brain or cervical spinal cord (neck).”