What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Puppies are weak to nearly paralyzed. They characteristically display spastic front limbs (known as "swimming puppy syndrome").
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs develop in puppies.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Genetic testing, clinical signs, laboratory tests, and advanced imaging may all be used to diagnose this disorder.
How is this condition treated?
Alexander disease is currently untreatable, with owners typically opting to euthanize weeks to months after symptoms arise.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- Keeping your affected puppy comfortable and giving them the best quality of life you can are the only actions you can take at home.