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Description or definition:
(1) Exercise: two forms of exercise seem the most useful...walking and swimming.
is extremely important in maintaining the well being of affected dogs, maximizing
muscle tone and maintaining good circulation and conditioning. This is
best achieved by an increasing schedule of alternative day exercise.
dietary supplementation: see article by Dr. Clemmons linked
medication: Over the last 20 years of research at the University
of Florida, two medications appear to prevent progression or result in
clinical remission of DM in up to 80% of the patients. These medications
are aminocaproic acid (EACA) and n-acetylcysteine (NAC).
(4) other supportive measures: include Heartworm medication, flea prevention, stress reduction and dietary cartilage.
Links to sites about this disease:
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