Dog has degenerative peripheral neuropathy
Do any of you have experience with a dog with degenerative peripheral neuropathy? My 12 year old English Springer Spaniel has just been diagnosed with this. Up to about 3 months ago, he was a lively, happy guy who could walk for a couple miles. Now he has trouble getting around (back end weakness),walks just a block or so before wanting to go home, sleeps most of the day, wants to be with me constantly, and just seems depressed. He also has some vocal hoarseness, caused by issues with the nerves to the larynx. The vet tells me he is in no pain from this condition and that there is little that can be done for him. He will start physical therapy in a couple of weeks (vet recommended this), but it is so hard watching him struggle and not knowing how to at least make him happier. Any suggestions? I've not found much that is helpful when I've googled this condition. Thanks so much!