How do I know if my dog has myelomalacia? The clinical signs consistent with PMM are a combination of complete sensorimotor loss in the pelvic limbs and the tail, loss of spinal reflexes in the pelvic limbs, loss of abdominal tone and advancement of the caudal border of the cutaneous trunci muscle reflex (CTMR) [5, 6].
What are the symptoms of myelomalacia?
The Causes and Symptoms of Myelomalacia
- Muscle weakness.
- Motor function impairment.
- Delayed or inhibited reflexes.
- Difficulty breathing.
Why do dogs get myelomalacia? Myelomalacia is a condition that can occur after a spinal cord injury. It is more likely to develop in dogs that have complete paralysis and sudden loss of deep pain sensation (Grade 5). It is a progressive condition caused by an impaired blood supply to the spinal cord after an injury.
Can myelomalacia be treated? Treatment. There is no known treatment to reverse nerve damage due to myelomalacia. In some cases, surgery to alleviate the injury to the area may slow or stop further damage.