WHAT IS DEGENERATIVE MYELOPATHY (DM)?
Degenerative myelopathy is a slowly progressive ataxia and paresis of the hindlegs. Marked muscle atrophy is common and fecal and urinary incontinence often develops. The etiology is unknown, but an immune-mediated mechanism is suspected as a depression of T lymphocyte responsiveness has been demonstrated in affected dogs.
There is a yahoo group for those with DM that’s very helpful. They’ve been around since 2003 and have a lot of resources and experience.
They’ve listed the following websites where medical, and additional information can be found: