What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
This form of glycogen storage disease can cause progressive weight loss, vomiting/regurgitation, and cardiac abnormalities. Breathing difficulties secondary to heart failure and/or megaesophagus are also common.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Onset of signs is typically around 6 months and rapidly progresses until death around 1.5 years.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Genetic and laboratory testing used to diagnose this disease. Imaging modalities (radiographs, ultrasound) are used to diagnose secondary complications.
How is this condition treated?
There is no treatment except supportive care for the clinical signs the affected dog develops.
What actions should I take if my dog is affected?
- Focus on palliative therapies to increase your dog's comfort and quality of life.