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Is There a Test for Pug Myelopathy for My Dog?

Is There a Test for Pug Myelopathy for My Dog?

Yes, there are several tests you can do to see if your pug has Pug Myelopathy:

  • First, take your dog to the vet. Your vet is likely to do some physical tests to rule out other medical conditions like dog IVDD or dog spine problems
  • Your vet might refer your dog to a neurologist specialist or a referral clinic
  • At the specialist diagnosis is usually done through a combination of physical examination, imaging (MRI) and sometimes cerebrospinal fluid analysis. It is also often a question of ruling out other possibilities such as IVDD or degenerative myelopathy
  • Unlike Degenerative Myelopathy, there's currently no genetic testing for Pug Myelopathy
  • It is important to remember however, just because your dog is flagged as being ‘at risk’ of a disease (such as Degenerative Myelopathy) through genetic testing, it does NOT mean that that is necessarily the problem, it just indicates that they are a risk of developing or have the potential to develop that condition

Read more about Pug Myelopathy here

You can read more about Pug Myelopathy here - Causes, Prevention and How To Help https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/pug-myelopathy 

Read about pug wheelchairs here

Read how other pug owners use a dog wheelchair to help their pug live an active life https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/dog-wheelchair-pug 

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