Watch for subtle signs like hind leg weakness and stumbling as potential indications of degenerative myelopathy.
As the disease progresses, muscle atrophy becomes noticeable, leading to further hind limb weakness.
Dogs may experience a loss of coordination, making movement challenging and unsteady.
Advanced stages lead to paralysis of the hind limbs, robbing dogs of their mobility.
In later stages, degenerative myelopathy can affect the front limbs, worsening the overall mobility.
As the disease progresses, dogs may lose control over bladder function, requiring extra care.
Eventually, dogs may lose all mobility, requiring specialized care and support in their final stages.