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post in: Lifestyle, Beauty, News Date:05 Oct 2017, 08:14 views:1363
Whats duration of immunity got to do with my paralysis?
How Long is a Vaccination Good For, Again? This heartbreaking story comes from. Vital Animal Pack member: My lab mix, 12 yesterday, developed laryngeal paralysis and the resulting hind quarter weakness and lameness over the last 2 years I believe the rabies vaccines may be asthma a contributing factor my county requires yearly vacs although Texas A M recommends.
Because we travelled I felt at least the rabies had to be kept currentThe last was in d sadly he is not mobile to travel and is now dragging his hind end.
His Rear End No Longer Works. The forty dollar word for this heartbreak is degenerative myelopathy, or DM for short.
Its commonly found in large breed dogs, most notably German Shepherds, but also Corgis, Boxers, Huskies, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Golden Retrievers and Labs among many others. In a nutshell, this is a disease of nerve degeneration. When it starts, the affected dog may be subtly dragging rear paws when hes moving forward.
If you listen closely, you can hear nails dragging as his feet often are brought forward for each next step. You can often see wear on the tops of nails if you look closely.
A quick test you can do to assess this is a test of proprioception: does your animal know his foot is upside down?
Heres how to do this at home: Stand your dog up on all fours. Fold one hind foot and set it down.