Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurological disease that affects dogs.
Weakness in the hind limbs
The exact cause of DM is unknown, but it is believed to be a genetic disease.
There is no definitive test to diagnose DM. Diagnosis is based on a dog's clinical signs, medical history, and breed.
There is no cure for DM, but there are treatments that can help to manage the symptoms and improve the dog's quality of life.
The prognosis for dogs with DM is variable. Some dogs may have a relatively slow progression of the disease and live for several years after diagnosis.
Provide them with a safe and comfortable environment.