What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
This is a slowly progressive muscle disease characterized by non-painful muscle weakness and wasting, especially over their back and legs. Dogs eventually have difficulty walking, swallowing, and breathing.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs are often first apparent at 5-6 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 muscular dystrophy.