Diagnosing DM in the Dalmatian

Your vet can tell you that in the past Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) was diagnosed in the Dalmatian and other dog breeds through the process of elimination. It was typical for numerous tests to be run in order to determine the presence or absence of diseases and illnesses with similar symptoms. Today, a new blood test has been developed to help diagnose and treat DM in a quicker manner. DNA testing is available especially for dog breeds known to develop DM. This blood or DNA test can now identify a genetic marker associated with DM. Your vet can order this test and find out if your dog is negative or positive for DM. The test is recommended for dog breeders to determine if their dog is at risk or a carrier of the DM gene. Your veterinary clinic Bee Cave, TX may recommend that Dalmatians who test positive as a carrier or risk should not be used in breeding programs. Visit this website to learn more.

Diagnosing DM in the Dalmatian

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