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Features January 2018 Issue

Dogs Get Lou Gherig’s Disease, Too

Erin Lucks and her dog Jamie before he got sick.

Dogs Get Lou Gherig’s Disease, Too

Diagnosing and caring for your pet with this condition of progressive paralysis.

Something was wrong. Active Chesapeake Bay retriever Jameson had only just turned eight but was not picking up one of his back feet all the way. Instead, he was dragging his toe and turning his foot backward and under — onto his “knuckles” — when he stood still.

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