How to Manage Canine Degenerative Myelopathy- Dr Ruth

Kasey Jones the dog with Degenerative myelopathy

Degenerative myelopathy is a genetic, progressive spinal disease with no treatment or cure. It occurs in older dogs that earlier in life show no sign of the disease.

We spoke to Dr Ruth MacPete who explains in detail how to manage the disease and give your dog the best possible quality of life.

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Dr. Ruth MacPete is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. MacPete has been writing and speaking about pets and pet healthcare for over 10 years. She has written for various magazines, such as Cat Fancy, Bark, Kittens USA, Pet Business and blogs regularly for Pet Health Network. She has appeared on The Doctors and GMA-LIVE, as well as numerous TV and radio stations throughout the country. She shares her home with her husband, two human kiddos, three cats, one dog and various foster animals. To find out more about Dr. MacPete go to: or connect with her on facebook:

You may also want to hear our show with Kasey Jones the Dog and his first hand experience

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