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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy - Overview

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), sometimes referred to as CDRM (Chronic Degenerative RadiculoMylopathy), is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease characterized by a general lack of coordination of muscle movements in the pelvic limbs. Dogs diagnosed with DM have axonal (a part of a nerve cell, or neuron) and myelin (an electrically insulating layer around an axon, also known as the myelin sheath) degeneration at all levels of the spinal cord. As motor neurons degenerate, they...
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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy - Symptoms

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a fatal, neurodegenerative disease characterized by a general lack of coordination of muscle movements in the pelvic limbs. Dogs affected slowly lose control and function of their hindlimbs. DM is a condition that progresses slowly and typically affects dogs 8 years of age or older. DM has been detected in dogs as young as 3 years. If you observe a sudden onset of disease...
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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy - Treatment

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Standardized medical treatment guidelines currently do not exist for patients diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), and unfortunately, there is no cure for DM. Because there seems to be an immune mediated component of DM, some DM dogs with acutely deteriorating cases can benefit from short courses of corticosteroids at anti-inflammatory (low) doses. These drugs should not be taken concurrently with non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.   Diagnosing DM DM...
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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy - Management

Overview | Symptoms | Treatment | Management Due to the lack of standardized medical treatment guidelines for patients diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy (DM), treatment is mainly supportive and palliative. Nutrition, exercise, therapy and mobility aides have all been recommended in managing DM dogs. Nutrition DM dogs in the early stages of the disease may benefit from diet supplements such as  Vitamin E, Omega-3-fatty acids, Gamma linoleic acid and, L-Carnitine. These supplements are free radical scavengers that may...
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Bernese Mountain Dog and River Otter play together (VIDEO)

Bernese Mountain Dogs and otters are cute and loveable on their own - watch them play together to see some serious cuteness!        
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Bernese Mountain Dog walks puppy brother (VIDEO)

Ripley is a 9-year old Bernese Mountain Dog and brother to 11-week-old Hudson. He went out for a walk with Hudson for the first time, and in big brother fashion showed the puppy the "ropes". Ripley likes to carry his own leash when he goes for a walk, so his guardians wanted to see what he would do if they gave him Hudson's leash.
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Bernese Mountain Dog puppy gets introduced to a lemon (VIDEO)

Nilah is an 8 week old Bernese Mountain Dog who has a love/hate relationship with a lemon. What a cutie!   Related: Beagle's zesty encounter with a lemon  Puppy eats a lime Dog dances out his distaste of lemon 
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Bernese Mountain Dog's first bath (VIDEO)

Hermann the Bernese Mountain Dog gets his first bath!
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Amazing mountain rescue of Bernese Mountain Dog who was missing for 12 days

A Bernese Mountain Dog was rescued after 12 days after he ran away on Mount Seymour. Photo: Flicker A Bernese Mountain Dog who has been missing on a mountain in North Vancouver, British Columbia for nearly two weeks has been rescued. Two-year-old Ohly was being walked with another dog and a friend of his family'son a snowshoe trek on November 25 in an area of the mountain called Suicide Gully. However, because Ohly suffers from separation...
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Man charged with animal cruelty after killing his neighbor's two dogs

A sheep-owner in Chester County who shot and killed two Bernese Mountain Dogs belonging to his neighbor, has been charged with cruelty to animals and recklessly endangering another person. Originally, the owners of the two dogs, Mary and William Bock, were told no charges would be filed against their neighbor. Under Pennsylvania dog law individuals are permitted to shoot dogs if they are threatening livestock. But today, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogand filed charges...
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Bernese mountain dog first time on ice!

Jerry, 1 year old Berneese Mountain Dog discovering ice. After being unsure and not knowing what is below him, he was ice skating all the time :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrtVOIMRNkY  
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Heroic dog who dragged injured owner from burning home honored

Bella, a 2 year old Bernese Mountain Dog from Milton, Nova Scotia was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for saving the life of Chris Larocque 1 of 3 Bella, a 2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, was honored for her courage, determination and fearless devotion, after being inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in Toronto, Canada this morning. Bella's owner, Chris Larocque, said he would not be alive today had it not...
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Big dog squeezes out from under bed (VIDEO)

Ralph the Bernese Mountain dog likes to hide under his guardian's bed. At a healthy 110 pounds, it's a bit of a tight fit. But with some words of encouragement, he manages to squeeze his way out.   Related: Sweet Great Dane is the perfect bed for a Basenji puppy (video) Greyhound's funny zoomies on bed (video)  Wheaten Terrier loves the air bed (video)
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Pet squirrel hides his nut in dog's fur (VIDEO)

Wally the squirrel finds the perfect place to hide his nut - with his pal Bernese Mountain Dog Jax. Related: Baby flying squirrel rescued and befriends man and his dogs (photos) Bird steals dog's fur (video)  Hilarious talking squirrel lets you know exactly what he thinks (video)
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Pet Squirrel likes to eat his nuts on top of Bernese Mountain Dog (VIDEO)

Wally the pet squirrel likes to hang out with his friend Jax, the Bernese Mountain Dog. In fact he’s so comfortable with his pal he eats his almonds on top of him.   Related: Pet squirrel hides his nut in dog's fur (video)
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Affectionate Bernese Mountain Dog gives hugs when asked (VIDEO)

All you have to do is ask Toby the Bernese Mountain Dog for a hug and he's happy to oblige. He'll even throw in a kiss or two!
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