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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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Read more about Degenerative Myelopathy - Causes, Prevention and How To Help https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/degenerative-myelopathy

Read more about dog wheelchairs here

Read how a dog wheelchair can help your dog live an active life with Degenerative Myelopathy https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-wheelchairs

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Raser, my German Shepherd, has Degenerative Myelopathy

Raser has had issues with his rear legs since he was 5 years old, he now uses anti-knuckling boots to help him walk more easily

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Degenerative Myelopathy: Causes, Prevention and How to Help

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Daisy uses a dog wheelchair

These wheels are a great way for your dog to stay active and fit when they have Degenerative Myelopathy, they will give your dog a joyous full life

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Barley uses Biko Bands

The Biko brace helps your dog with Degenerative Myelopathy move their legs straight, making walking and turning easier

Biko Bands
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