Ways to Treat DM in Newfoundlands

Ways to Treat DM in Newfoundlands

DM stands for Degenerative Myelopathy and it can affect large breed dogs like the Newfoundland and smaller breeds like the Corgis. DM is an incurable disease of the nerves and spinal cord, which can cause loss of mobility and numbness or loss of feeling in the legs. Although there is no cure, there are treatments available to help delay the progression of the disease and improve the dog’s quality of life. Meticulous or intense and precise muscle supportive care is suggested. For instance, your vet may recommend moderate exercise and other types of physical therapy to delay muscle deterioration and maintain mobility and strength. Experts believe that “range of motion” exercises are extremely helpful. These exercises involve stretching and flexing the dog’s rear legs. Water therapy is also recommended. For more ways to provide treatment and help your pup cope with this disease, please talk with your vet clinic Portland OR.

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