My girl Kiya is not a GSD, she is a Shiloh Shepherd, 6 yrs old, I would like any advice from anyone who has experience with DM. After a slight increase in one of her seizure meds which is known for causing ataxia, her back leg drag has gotten bad enough that when we came back from our walk Saturday morning I saw blood trails on the floor. I cleaned her up and put a dog bootie on. Obviously she's not going for walks for a while. I stopped going in the trails a because the ticks are so bad, so we've been walking the pavement and its taking it's toll on her. I'm pretty sure its DM and not just a result of the med increase, I noticed the paw drag a long time ago, but it was not as prevalent as it is now. Our last GSD, Chazzy had it among other health issues. Maybe I can make better choices for Kiya now before it gets worse.
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02
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