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Search results for 'myelopathy' (28)


Brought him to the vet, no lesions found on the xrays, and he'd still had anal and bladder tone. Vet said could either be degenerative myelopathy or FCE (most likely DM). 1 week later, his left leg started to knuckle as well (right has no change). Essentially, both his back legs don't

…just mailed off a few buccal swabs and got results 4 days later. My vet's lab was 7 days for results and $250. I got him tested for degenerative myelopathy for an additional $20. Negative on that too!)

Not sure what comes next. Though the amount of bleeding has slowed it is still there, and so we

5 November 2019 6:41 pm
Posts: 16
Views: 518

…she painful or just weak?  Shepherds are prone to Degenerative Myelopathy but that is a more gradual weakness problem and often involves dragging or knuckling the rear feet.

Back pain can cause sudden muscle weakness as

20 October 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 13
Views: 1081


I would be very interested to see photos of the procedure done on Pofi.

My first GSD, a purebred although a rescue, developed degenerative myelopathy. Of course there is no surgery for that and he lost the use of his entire back end a few months after diagnosis but we coped for two years with a

15 July 2017 3:59 pm
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Views: 1167

…to find lots of helpful feedback. 

be sure to check common misspellings too...

Search results for 'myopathy' (30)

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29 July 2016 7:17 am
Topic: Aging issues
Posts: 8
Views: 1471

…soon. On Monday I called the vet and he asked me to perform a test to determine if it was most likely arthritis or could possibly be degenerative myelopathy. She passed the test, but after reading more about DM, I'm afraid she might be in the early to intermediate stages. Has anyone else had an older

28 July 2016 8:39 am
Topic: Aging issues
Posts: 8
Views: 1471

…to have another major issue with my other dog.. Gosh Dang- I've also noticed I think that charlie is starting to show signs of Degenerative Myelopathy, http://www.cani.....asicDM.htm  this is incurable, so the decisions and discussions about quality of life are all back in the forefront..

20 May 2015 9:44 pm
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…the first time Saturday so I don't know what he'll recommend, but he'd prescribed their products for my dearly departed GSD, Logan, for degenerative myelopathy and anal sac cancer.  I just started Roxie on Apocaps
and K9 Immunity
Plus since we finished chemo on 7/1.

How great Atlas is getting his

11 July 2013 8:29 pm
Posts: 11
Views: 25068

…s back legs has been getting weaker over the past year and more recently he was starting to have difficulty urinating. I suspect he had degenerative myelopathy, a slowly progressive, nonpaiful condition where a portion of the spinal cord slowly degenerates. 

For the past week, Garth just had a different

22 January 2013 11:35 am
Posts: 13
Views: 996

…can't speak to a tripawd, but let me tell you the story of degenerative spinal myelopathy and my dog Belle. As the disease progressed, she lost the use of her back legs for the most part. She could stand if we propped her against us, and

28 December 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 42
Views: 23015

….  Just in case it is pain related we are going to try several days on Rimadyl to see if that helps him, but we will also test him for Degenerative Myelopathy.

In the meantime I have rescheduled his surgery so we have some time to determine what is going on.  The doctor we saw today is a huge proponent

30 November 2012 12:01 pm
Posts: 26
Views: 25149

…the end, it was not cancer that took him from me and for that I am grateful. His back legs just weren't cooperating any longer due to degenerative myelopathy. He was still able to get up and down and hop around a bit, but he was tired and he gave me a look yesterday that said "mom, it's time".


13 June 2012 1:26 pm
Topic: R.I.P. Rocky
Posts: 26
Views: 5032

…to the vet on Friday to have him checked out and to get blood work done. The blood work came back fine, but the vet is confident that degenerative myelopathy is the cause for the lack of mobility. She explained it as the nerve cells along his spine are dying and he is loosing sensation in his legs and

15 April 2012 10:35 am
Topic: Rocky update
Posts: 10
Views: 720

…will be 5 years in July (some of what I said earlier was slightly inaccurate). And this will answer your stroke questions, too. Belle had spinal myelopathy for years, so she gradually lost her rear, basically. For a few years she was wobbly but ok, then it got worse. Her last 6 months were what I…

…trying to get it up. She failed.

Of course I was on the ground in seconds with her. Her back feet, already unstable and turning under due to the myelopathy, turned under even more. Like spasticity--her tendons and ligaments were pulling her feet under rigidly. She couldn't even pretend to stand any

5 April 2012 8:21 pm
Posts: 32
Views: 2633

…like a muscle strain, the arthritis, a blown disc or a ACL tear.  I wouldn't worry about the worst case scenerio like, spinal mets or degenerative myelopathy just yet.  But it's better to know than to worry yourself sick.

I would for sure keep her on an NSAID regardless.  If she has arthritis, it's

8 February 2012 8:48 pm
Posts: 27
Views: 4958

….  Now she seems incredibly unstable and I don't know whats going on.  Does anyone have any ideas?  I'm worried that she is developing degenerative myelopathy since she is a German Shepherd and they are prone to that.  Does DM have such a sudden onset?  Thanks for any info you can provide.


8 February 2012 7:09 pm
Posts: 27
Views: 4958

…. She left before she had to beg you to take her.

When our dog Belle got old, my husband and I disagreed on when her time was due. She had spinal myelopathy so she lost the use of her rear legs, gradually but eventually completely. She laid on her bed on waterproof pads and I changed them if she leaked.

10 December 2011 1:14 pm
Posts: 12
Views: 960

…and its effects, but if this were my dog with that history and she began losing some bowel control, I think I would take her in and see if spinal myelopathy or something similar related to the embolism might be at play. It is entirely possible that this is unrelated to the recent amputation. I went…

…through years of myelopathy with my dog Belle, and she did eventually lose bowel control. It wasn't pretty, but it was manageable. 

I'm sorry to hear that she is having a

…in his very upper leg leads me to think the problem is somewhere toward the top of his leg.The only thing they officially ruled out is Degenerative Myelopathy, because he is experiencing pain. He has always been a slim, trim, and VERY muscular dog. Seeing his muscle disinegrate in the left leg and his

16 September 2011 2:00 pm
Posts: 31
Views: 11276

…about the confusion--Binky is my user name and my nickname--

Jingo is my Aussie Girl

Arby is my dear departed German Shepherd who had GSM (Myelopathy)


…oncology care.

I spent the last year of my G. Shepherd's life running a hospice for him as he was slowly disintegrating from Degenerative Myelopathy--I don't regret it, but it broke my spirit (and my bank account) for this kind of thing. Of course I will spend thousands of my dog,  but 5-10

…take months or years?

I spent the last year of my G. Shepherd's life running a hospice for him as he was slowly disintegrating from Degenerative Myelopathy--I don't regret it, but it broke my spirit (and my bank account) for this kind of thing. Of course I will spend thousands of my dog,  but 5-10

…I am glad your Dane is doing well despite all he's been through!!  Is his name Tigger? My other dane also has Wobbler's, degenerative myelopathy and a ccl repair. For your dog to be doing well on three legs is awesome!! I will definitely look into the neoplasene.

…the early onset Dane style. I have investigating to do..woohoo! I own the yahoo group 'neurdogs' for dogs with wobbler syndrome and degenerative myelopathy.

Zane has been a wobbler since he was 10 months old. He has never had the joy of a normal gait or the normal strenth of a typical Dane. He is

21 January 2011 5:51 pm
Posts: 7
Views: 1340

Neuro Localization – Spinal cervical or cervicothoracic cord (C1-T2)): Pez is showing signs of a spinal cord problem in the neck (cervical myelopathy).

With her history we are specifically concerned with metastatic

osteosarcoma. Other causes for this would include intervertebral disk

disease (IVDD), Wobbler's disease (cervical spondylomyelopathy),

granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME), bacterial, viral, fungal

protozoal meningomyelitis, diskospondylitis and immune-mediated

10 December 2010 6:58 pm
Posts: 42
Views: 53467

… Sometimes only an MRI can see spinal mets but if your vet suspects this then you can try prednisone

Shepherds are also prone to degenerative myelopathy which is a degenerative condition of the spinal cord but this rarely causes pain, just disuse of the hind limbs.

I wish you the best,

Pam and

22 February 2009 10:33 pm
Posts: 14
Views: 2871

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18 January 2009 2:36 am
Posts: 28
Views: 3299

….  They would have to be some amazingly fast-developing mets (this is what I shall tell myself, at any rate!).  Degenerative myelopathy was another thought, because it can progress rapidly following a traumatic surgery, but I could probably drive myself crazy with all the What Ifs,

2 December 2008 12:25 am
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