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Old 04-14-2014, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I think Rusti has Degenerative Myelopathy

I thought it was just arthritis and getting older but I was reading a post about DM and thought it sounded like Rusti. I did the paw test that someone posted and she failed on one paw but the other paw seemed okay. I have been watching her more for any signs and there is some dragging of one of her back legs but only sometimes. She can still run and play in the back yard. Is there any chance it could be something other than DM? My guess would be she is at the beginning stages of it. She will be 9 next month. Last year she had one tick on her, could it be something from that? I will be taking her to vet this week but just trying to find out if there is any chance it could be something else.
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