|Barked: Mon Aug 20, '12 7:53pm PST |
|I am so sorry that your poor girl possibly has DM.
Taylor was diagnosed with DM in October of 2011, after showing symptoms for about 5 months his symptoms were hip swaying and he would walk on the tops of his feet. Taylor's DM progressed very quickly, he went from having almost full mobility to nearly none when we decided to let him go in February, so he only lived about 10 months after diagnosis.
I don't want that to discourage you though Taylor had just turned 14 and also had canine cognitive dysfuntion. I'm not exactly sure if this is a part of the DM since a lot of the articles I read had contridicting information. But he lost control of his bladder and bowels everyday, but I think a lot of this was the CGD. The bottoms up leash helped him A LOT in the beginning, I started him on a supplement called Dog gone pain or DGP since he had pain in his spine which was an amazing supplement and I think gave him more time since he had less mobility problems afterwards. He was also on fish oil, glucosomine, selenium, vitamin c, and vitamin b. The best advice I have it to just make sure that you keep Sabi's muscle mass in her back legs up, because that I believe made it worse for Taylor because he lost so much muscle. I would really also start her on the DGP and see if it helps. I will link you to the supplement and the thread I started when Taylor was diagnosed.
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