“Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs,” according to the Canine Genetic Diseases Network. While they continue to study the disease, and believe they have identified a gene that appears to have something to do with the disease, there isn’t much known about degenerative myelopathy in dogs. Its cause hasn’t been determined yet, nor is there a known cure. If your old dog is battling degeneartive myelopathy, our hearts go out to you. Produced by The Canine Health Foundation,we think this video will be helpful in caring for your dog.
Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs
A diagnosis of degenerative myelopathy in dogs is grave because there is no known cure. However, the best news is that dogs afflicted with DM do not feel any pain. With a little education you can improve the quality of life of your dog. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of your vet about degenerative myelopathy. And for more information on this condition, including its cause, what other conditions have similar symptoms and what you can do to help a dog with degenerative myelopathy, click here.