Degenerative Myelopathy: Sassy Gets a Wheelchair!

Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects dogs. This condition targets the spinal cord, leading to weakness and eventual paralysis of the hindlimbs. One valuable tool in managing DM and supporting affected dogs is the use of wheelchairs. These devices provide support and assistance so that these pets can maintain mobility and independence! In this video, you can see Sassy’s custom-fitted wheelchair (and her happiness!).

Willow Defies DM with Her New Wheelchair!

We knew that Willow would FLOURISH with a wheelchair! Additionally, regular use of a wheelchair can help preserve muscle mass in the front limbs and core muscles, preventing further deterioration and maintaining overall strength and endurance.

Degenerative Myelopathy

Skylar was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. Research has demonstrated that frequent laser therapy and physical therapy can help dogs with this disease survive longer and feel great.

Degenerative Myelopathy

Linus was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy. We worked hard to extend the quality and quantity of his life – he even got a wheelchair!

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