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Jcarpentier
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22-11-2017, 07:01 PM

My dog was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy

Hello,

I posted a similar post in Breedia. Long story short my dog Copper was having a hard time getting up and walking about a week ago. We brought him to the vet and he was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. I am told he will not be in pain and it is a progressive illness with not much they can do. He is such a gentle soul and I don't know how I will let him go.
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Lynn
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22-11-2017, 07:14 PM
Very sorry I had a Bernese with this amongst other things. His was not the usual sod1 gene but a rare mutation in his neck. The loss of use of his back legs was due to other diseases.
He was put on prednisone which helped for a short while but when the dose was lowered he soon reverted back to loss of use of back legs.
It is very hard to to think about what you are going to have to face. You will though as hard as it is.
Love him, have as much fun as you can and spoil him.
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22-11-2017, 10:09 PM
I'm so sorry to hear this
It must be heartbreaking for you .
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23-11-2017, 10:35 PM
Copper has good days and bad days as of late. I'm hoping this horrible condition does not progress quickly. He is such a good boy and I love him to pieces. The pain of letting him go is unfathomable right now.
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