Saying goodbye is never easy. The decision of when to euthanize a dog with degenerative myelopathy is another difficult part of this difficult disease. Dogs with DM typically handle the disease well, often times handling it better than their owners who struggle with watching their dogs slowly deteriorate.
My dog doesn't drag his back feet yet, but does drag his front paws, which I initially put down to a shoulder injury, but it has carried on. It's the reason we don't
It's easy to miss the early signs of cat and dog degenerative myelopathy (DM),. to figure out beforehand when they think it will be most humane to euthanize.
Dog degenerative myelopathy (DM) resource: age of dogs and dog breeds at risk
The early stages of Degenerative Myelopathy start with an almost imperceptible. If the dog s foot is placed on the ground, toes down, the dog will not right its foot, or they. By doing so, you put your dog in grave danger and in harm's way.