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Myelin Deficiency in Dogs



There is no effective treatment available for either peripheral or central hypomyelination.


Living and Management


Due to the genetic bases of this disease, if your dog has been diagnosed with this nerve disorder, you will be advised not to breed your dog, or further breed the parent. If your dog is affected by CNS hypomyelination, the nervous symptoms will usually improve my the time your dog reaches its first year of age. The exception is springer spaniel and Samoyed breeds, which are affected by the symptoms for life. With PNS hypomyelination, affected dogs are expected to have a normal lifespan.



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