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How is Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosed or Tested in My Dog?

How is Degenerative Myelopathy Diagnosed or Tested in My Dog?

Yes you can do a test for Degenerative Myelopathy 

If you think your dog has symptoms of Degenerative Myelopathy, you should book an appointment with your vet immediately so you can get a firm diagnosis. You might be referred to a neurological department or centre.

Degenerative Myelopathy can look like a lot of other medical conditions dogs get, so misdiagnosis can be quite common. Degenerative Myelopathy can be confused with paw knuckling, arthritis, hip dysplasia, a spinal injury or other medical conditions.

Good news, if you want a definitive test to know if your dog has Degenerative Myelopathy there is a gene test.

With the help from your vet, you can submit a blood sample for gene testing, and if it comes back positive for the SOD-1 mutation, then your dog has Degenerative Myelopathy.

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