Degenerative Myelopathy

Description: A neural condition causing progressive loss of strength and coordination. This typically begins in the hind quarters and has a typical onset between the ages of 8 and 14 years. The disease can become progressively worse so that the dog has difficulty standing.
Treatment: Treatment of DM can be approached with dietary supplements, exercise, and medication. Medication costs vary but diagnostic tests can cause several hundred dollars.
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Breeds prone to Degenerative Myelopathy include: