Degenerative Myelopathy In Pets
Degenerative Myelopathy (which in humans is the equivalent to ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) can have catastrophic consequences for you and your dog.
Degenerative Myelopathy (which in humans is the equivalent to ALS or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) can have catastrophic consequences for you and your dog. Initial symptoms to look for:
- Loss of coordination in the hind limbs or (ataxia)
- Wobbly walking
- Trouble walking up steps
- Trouble while getting in the car
- Chiropractic care
- Chinese herbs
As DM progresses for your dog, limbs will become weak and begin to buckle. Dogs with advanced DM will experience a complete loss of urinary and fecal confidence. They will also experience weakness in their front limbs.
Currently there is no cure for ALS/DM and funding is needed for research in an effort to find a cure. And so, the staff, here at BARF® World, will be snowmobiling across Minnesota in a fundraiser to help cure ALS. Each rider must raise at least $2,000 to be eligible. The event is called the BlackWoods Blizzard Tour, sponsored by The BlackWoods Restaurant in Duluth, MN. The restaurant is owned by a close friend of the Mueller family. People who have ALS cannot take care of their dogs properly, and are eventually forced to hire an aid to help get them through the day.
With this charity, near and dear to our hearts, a donation to help us meet our goal will be much appreciated. Your donation will help fund the people who assist humans with ALS, as well as research and development for a cure.
Thank you for your consideration to donate, and from all of us, here at BARF® World, we wish you a safe and happy New Year.
Raw Food Tip:
- Robert Mueller Sr.
Jake Mueller is a High school student who grew up in the Mueller family hearing about how bad that “cooked” grain food is for our dog. I have been to countless dog shows meeting our breeders and consumers. Ive also traveled the midwest delivering dog food before we were able to do large bulk shipments helping unload thousands of pounds of dog food.
"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems, and full of life!