Home of the Degenerative Myelopathy Support Group: (Degenerative Myelopathy
is the canine equivalent of Multiple Sclerosis). This site includes warning
signs of the disease, tests, treatment program, message boards, links for
items ill pets will need, indoor pools for dogs, directions for joining
our DM newsgroup, articles I have written entitled "Two Hearts: Our Battle with
Degenerative Myelopathy", "Two Hearts: The Final Chapter", and of course,
photos to make you laugh and think... Built with love and determination,
this site is dedicated to my German Shepherd Dog soulmate, Jack Flash,
who I lost to Degenerative Myelopathy in August of 1998.
It is my goal to present a site which is both educational and heartwarming.
Hopefully, this site will alert people to the early warning signs of this
dreaded disease in the only source of totally unconditional love in the world -
the love we get from our pets. Additionally, it is my intention to create
a *safe* haven for people to turn to, when they find their dogs have been
diagnosed with this debilitating and fatal disease. Through information
gleaned from my site, people will learn how they can help their ill fur
friends live longer, quality lives.
I promised Jack Flash, as he was closing his eyes for the last time, I would
help smooth the way for others who have to walk the path we had to travel.
It is my intention to keep that promise, until the day a cure is found for this
insideous disease. I will not rest, until the disease that took him from me,
is also permanently laid to rest..
If you have a German Shepherd dog that has passed on, then please visit Heaven's Gate
a database created to further research in determining the cause of death in the German Shepherd dog. This database was created in December of 2003. If you entered information prior to this date, please re-enter your information, as the database is now more comprehensive, and previous entries have been removed.
Thank you :)
Please take a few moments to complete our DM survey by clicking on this button:
Display our BANNER on your page(s) to link back to our site!
Either click on any individual button that you see framed below or, use the drop-down menu
to visit the different areas of our site.
New Feature: You can now take a guided site "tour" by
starting with "DM Support Group"
and then simply follow any animated "link" buttons that say "NEXT" that you will
then find on each page thereafter. Those link buttons look like this...
* These sites will open in a separate browser window,
to allow you to remain at my site, and are not included within my Guided Site Tour.
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The articles, graphics and photographs contained on these pages are © MZ66@aol.com
© Marjorie Zimmerman © Original Author © Original Photographer.
This site is copyrighted including the name "DM Support Group".
Additionally, the use of the name "DM SUPPORT GROUP" will not be tolerated.
Copying any material or photographs for personal, commercial, internet or other use or publication anywhere else is specifically prohibited.
Permission to quote one or two sentences for purposes of review is granted where full credits and URL are cited and notification of same given to the owner of the site.
This is a not for profit website. This site is a support group for people who have dogs that are ill with Degenerative Myelopathy, and is provided to educate people in relation to Degenerative Myelopathy. We do not collect funds.
I am not a veterinarian. Material on this site is provided for informational purposes, only, as a convenience for people with DM dogs, and for those who wish to learn about DM. Do not administer anything mentioned on this site, unless you first discuss the treatment program with your veterinarian!
Thanks to Tom Cammarata for original web design.
A special thanks to William Elliott and Vicki Kniss for their tireless help and support to making this site available to the public, once again,
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