Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease that strikes a few dozen breeds of dogs, slowly degrading the pet’s muscle functions and coordination. A breakdown of the myelin sheath protecting the neurons of the spinal cord is the direct cause of the dog’s degeneration. The cause of the demyelination itself is unclear, though it may be due to an autoimmune disorder.
Canine degenerative myelopathy appears in dogs later in life and first presents with symptoms of uncoordinated movement in the hind legs. Other symptoms include dragging the paws, arthritic-type indications, and eventually progressive paralysis.
Degenerative Myelopathy Natural Remedies for Dogs
Our resident expert, Ted, suggests addressing the heavy metal toxicity in your pet that may have helped lead to the condition. Thus l-carnosine and selenium supplements may help your dog’s degenerative myelopathy.
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