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Thursday 17th of August 2017



Degenerative Myelopathy - dog health experiences


Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Theresa
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

My german shepherd mix - 108 lbs was diagnosed with Myelopathy by our vet. He could not get up on his own without considerable struggle and would fall down when he tried to turn around or back up. We have to carry him in and out of the house because he can\'t go up and down the stairs. The vet basically said there was nothing we can do and it was up to us how long we can manage carrying such a large dog in and out of the house. It broke our hearts knowing we would not have him much longer. Here is the amazing news. We found a chiropractor that specializes in pets. He has been for 8 treatments along with prednizone has improved 80%. The Chiropractor believes that he did not have myelopothy but a pinched nerve along with some arthritis. He also told me he has so many cases where the dogs were going to be put down because of Myelopthy and it was it wasn\'t that all. Please consider finding a animal chiroprator in your area. We knew after the first week that there was an improvement. The cost has been approx. $70.00 a visit but compared to surgery, it is a great deal and worth it. :)
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Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Ronnie
Location: Las Vegas

Our 11 year old pug began "wobbling" and showing other signs of worsening hindquarter weakness a year and a half ago. Though not in pain, his personality seemed to dim, and he became less and less interested in life. We started him on home-made food, began vitamin suppliments, and found a holistic vet who recommended accupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. He has acupuncture every three weeks. The acupuncture treatments were almost immediately successful. He became once again the bright, happy, energetic boy we love so much, though he still struggles with the "wobbles." His condition has not worsened, which is the most impotrtant thing to us. We have found that the varied, high-quality home-made diet coupled with suppliments, regular accupuncture treatments, and the consciously stress-free life we try to provide(as muc h as we can make it stress-free, anyway) to have really helped him. There may not be a treatment for this disease, but we have found a way to control the worsening of it.
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Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Kat
Location: Alabama

My little mini schnauzer is 10 years old. She started having problems with her back legs a few years ago. She was x-rayed and examined by a vet neurologist. Nothing was found. She had been having problems limping when rising from her bed but it would usually go away in a few minutes. Now, she is getting real weak in her hind legs, favoring the right one. She wobbles and flops down a lot. She even has problems going potty. She shakes when she is in pain and I give her medication her vet put her on. It seems to hold down the pain but does nothing for the weakness. I wonder if there is anything that can be done. She also has kidney failure and has been treated for it for the last year. She has had other health problems over the year. I love her very much and don't want to see her in this problem. Help...
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Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Jean
Location: Spokane, WA, USA

My little shitsuhuahua has been dragging his hind legs whenever he gets up quickly and his gait is wobbly. It is getting worse as time goes on, but he doesn't seem to be in any pain. He can run real fast at times and can go up and down steps, although it is getting to be more difficult for him. Lately I have noticed that he is wearing off the fur on the tops of his hind feet from dragging them down the cement porch steps. He has built up the muscles in his chest to compensate for the weakness in his hind quarters. Many people have told me to have him put down because it is cruel to let him go on like that, but I just don't have the heart, especially since he doesn't seem to be in pain. He is normal in every other way.
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Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Nicole
Location: Lancaster, Ca

Our dog Sarge has begun crying out in pain and we noticed when he got up his back two legs were like stiff and he will walk trying to stretch them out. This has just begun in the last 2 weeks and his breed is a German Shepard mix.
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Degenerative Myelopathy dog experience
Dog Owner:
Pamela
Location: toledo ohio usa

my dog is draging his back leg i feel so bad what can this be
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