Virginia D.’s Bailey developed DM at the age of thirteen and slowly lost the use of her legs.
“When she could hardly walk, the best thing we could do for her was just to love her and carry her so that she could do what she loved best, which was to be with us.”
“At age 14 plus a little bit, the disease had progressed to the point where we finally had to let her go. It was a very sad decision but it was the right one. There are lots of resources on the internet for Corgis with degenerative myelopathy and they were very helpful as we were going through it.”
“I’ve found out since then that there is a genetic test for DM and that it could be eradicated with responsible breeding.”
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It breaks your heart to lose them in any way, but when you have to let them go this way…heart goes out to you and everyone who has gone through this.