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What is the Difference Between Degenerative Myelopathy and Pug Myelopathy in My Dog?

What is the Difference Between Degenerative Myelopathy and Pug Myelopathy in My Dog?

Degenerative Myelopathy and Pug Myelopathy are similar sounding conditions but should NOT be confused.

Degenerative Myelopathy

Degenerative Myelopathy is the progressive medical condition, which ultimately ends up fully paralysing your dog. The paralysis often starts in their rear paws, working its way up the back legs and along their spine. If it continues up the spine, many dog owners will sadly choose to put their dog down if they are suffering too greatly. There is currently no cure and no prevention for Degenerative Myelopathy.

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Pug Myelopathy

Pug Myelopathy is the progressive but non-painful paralysis of a dog’s hind limbs. It is mostly seen in Pugs, but confusing (due to its name) is increasingly seen in other breeds too. It can start by presenting as scuffing on the rear paws.

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