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Spinal Cord Degeneration in Rottweilers



Unfortunately, there is no treatment available for this disease.


Living and Management


Leukoencephalomyelopathy is a slow but progressive disease that may eventually lead to your dog's inability to walk or even stand up. Therefore, much of what a veterinarian may recommend is making the animal comfortable and ensuring it is properly nourished. To prevent your dog from developing bed sores, keep its area dry, clean, and routinely turn the dog over. Often, the disease and associated symptoms become severe within 6 to 12 months after initial onset; euthanasia may be recommended in these cases.


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