What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
This is a progressive muscle disease characterized by non-painful muscle weakness and wasting, especially over the shoulders and hips. However, the muscles of the heart and respiratory muscles can also be affected.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs are often first apparent at 1-3 months of age.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Genetic testing, clinical signs, and muscle biopsy can be used to diagnose this disorder.
How is this condition treated?
There is currently no treatment for this form of limb girdle muscular dystrophy.