|Barked: Mon Oct 17, '11 9:26pm PST |
|Taylor was just diagnosed with canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome, and degenerative myelopathy. He will be turning 14 soon.
Our vet said that there is a medication that we could put him called Anipryl that could slow down the progression of the CCD, but in his expierence hasn't seen it do much for other dogs, and he also said there is nothing you can do for Degenerative Myelopathy.
I guess the point of this post is to ask anyone if they have had expierence with either of these disorders, and if they had what they did for their dog.
I really wish this wasn't happening we just lost our other dog Bart to bone cancer 7 months ago. But we have to look at his quality of life, since there isn't many treatment options and he is showing quite a bit of syptoms.
CCD: Aggression to both humans and dog companions, getting lost, confusion, not recognizing us, weird sleep schedule, forgetting housetraining.
DM: falling a lot, less control of bowels, having a hard time getting up, gaining weight due to not being able to go for many walks. Has occasional "epsiodes" where when he wakes up he can't walk for hours.
He looks at me like I'm crazy when I try to help him outside he literally does not remember what he is supposed to be doing out there, he just stands there looking at me confused it's so sad.
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