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Neurologic

This is a Brain and Spinal Cord condition.

Sensory Neuropathy

What is Sensory Neuropathy?

Sensory Neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves controlling skin sensation and muscle control.

What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?

Affected dogs may have an uncoordinated gait (ataxia), chew on their lower extremities, paws that knuckle over, urinary incontinence, and regurgitation. They may lose their ability to feel normal pain sensations in their limbs.

When do signs and symptoms develop?

Signs typically are first seen in puppies, usually between 2-7 months of age.

How do vets diagnose this condition?

Genetic testing, laboratory tests, and advanced imaging may all be used to try and diagnose this disorder.

How is this condition treated?

There is no treatment for this disorder. Affected dogs are often euthanized early due to poor quality of life.

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.