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Old 01-13-2012, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am not a frequesnt poster on this board, so I hope I am posting this in the right place.

Some drugs are presently being developed and tested for ALS. THere is a drug that will soon be tested on DM dogs, because ALS is so closely related to DM. There is a clinical trial that will start soon and my vet, Dr. Loeser of Davie, Florida, is going to work with the research lab on this trial. I have been told the drug is very safe, but it's efficacy is to determined. I have yet to get more details, but if you are interested in having your dog participate in this trial and you live in southeast Florida, please feel free to PM me or you can call Dr. Loeser directly. Dr. Loeser's phone number is 954-916-4903. Please feel free to pass this information on to other forums or clubs.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just wanted to add something, so you will understand my motivation for posting this information.

My dog, Shelby, presently has DM and will be participating in the trial. Shelby is a rescue so I know nothing about her past or pedigree. She is about 6 years old. A little over a year ago I noticed that Shelby had wear on the nails of her left hind foot. I took her in to be examined. A thorough exam was performed and X-rays were taken. THe x-rays showed her hips are very good and her spine had no abnormalities. She was diagnosed with DM through the DM DNA test in January 2011. She has had various treatments over the past year, such as PT, massage therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture and stem cell therapy. She has also been on a raw diet (vet formulated) and Dr. Clemmon's protocol. She has steadily declined in spite of all the therapy, but she is still holding her own. THis trial is my last hope. I am sure there are other people out there who are desperate to help their beloved dogs with this horrible disease. THere are no guarantees this drug will help, but I believe it is worth a try.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How did the trial go?
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