Making it Better

Dogs are amazing creatures that remind us of how to live our best life. They live in the moment and give love unconditionally.

Bam has developed a condition called Degenerative Myelopathy. This is a disease that effects the spinal column and nerves. It usually starts with one leg not working correctly and then the other leg follows suit. Getting an early diagnosis is critical to developing a plan of care that will slow the progression of the disease.

Keeping active with exercise including walking, water therapy and range of motion therapy is imperative. Massage is also good to reduce fluid buildup in the muscles from lack of movement and provide relief from other muscles compensating for weakness in other areas. The ultimate goal is to preserve a fine quality of life for as long as possible. Oh, and to give them extra loves and attention of course!

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