Been there, done that, more than once. It's an awful, awful disease that kills way too many dobermans.Has any one had any experience with this? My doberman was just diagnosed with it.
Unfortunately, junglejane13, DCM is one of the big three Doberman health problems (cardio, specifically DCM, CVI and cancer).Has any one had any experience with this? My doberman was just diagnosed with it.
Is it "HealthDobes"? I don't want to join the wrong group, there are so many...You might want to take a look at or join the yahoogroup, ummmm--Doberman Health?. Louise, who owns it started it because of a Dobe of hers who had and died from DCM. The list talks about a variety of things but there are very knowlegable people on it who have dealt with DCM
Again, there is no recovery from DCM. It's a disease that's ALWAYS fatal..the best you can do is hopefully delay the progression of the disease as long as possible.Oh wow. now I am worried. How do you find out if they have this? I am so sorry and hope your baby recovers from this.
They say that the number one symptom is that your Doberman just died at your feet. :-(Oh wow. now I am worried. How do you find out if they have this?
For those of you who know more information about it and how it affects the breed as one of the number one killers, do you know if it is a high risk for other certain breeds as well?
DCM--the particular cardiac problem that is common to Dobes is something that actually shows up in more cats than other dog breeds.They say it gets more Dobermans than all other breeds combined. However, two other breeds with cardiac problems that come to mind right away are boxers and Cavalier King Charles spaniels.
Boxer cardiomyopathy virtually always takes the sudden death form.DCM--the particular cardiac problem that is common to Dobes is something that actually shows up in more cats than other dog breeds.
Boxers also have a major cardiac problem in the breed but it is NOT the Doberman type DCM--just as fatal though.
Cavalier's also have a major league cardiac problem and I can't (even though our clinic sees and treat a dozen or so Cav's with cardio) remember exactly what type their cardio takes.
There are several other breeds that have cardio problems--but not DCM--it ranges from incomplete closure of the septum seperating the sides of the heart in Australian Shepherds to a variety of specific valve problems in other breeds.
DCM is the cardiac disease that is known in vet circles as Doberman cardio.