So one of my sister's Alaskan huskies was acting very very strange. She wouldn't settle down and barked all night. I had a feeling that there was something not right. She is normally the most easy-going, loving and bubbly dog you'll ever meet, but she was acting distressed and upset. I called my sister (who owns her, but we all love her like she is everyone's) and she took her to the vet's. Apparently she had a massive seizure a the clinic, but came through it all right. They diagnosed her with Epilepsy and gave her meds.
My sister was doing some research (She's in college for Veterinary, and had a feeling) and she discovered that she has most of the symptoms for Alaskan Husky Encephalopathy. Here is a link to what it is : https://www.vgl.ucdavis.edu/services...phalopathy.php
If she has it, it means we can't breed any of her siblings, we can't risk passing that disease on. If she tests positive (we'll be getting her tested this week) Not only does it mean her life will be drastically shortened, but I cannot breed her brother Rile, who I planned on building my entire kennel from. The have the most INCREDIBLE bloodline, which I can trace back for nearly eight generations, and probably further. Riley is exactly the kind of dog that I want: We got them because the previous owner paid the long dollar, bought the parents, but then had to move and was unable to keep them. A dog like them is generally around $2500 to $5000 dollars, and there is no way I'll be able to afford that. If she test positive, not only will we have to say an early goodbye, a lot of my dreams are flushed down the toilet. All I can hope is that she'll test negative.
If this is what she has, my heart will shatter into a million pieces, even more than if she just has Epilepsy. Because I love her, and I love that entire litter.
If y'all could keep us in your prayers, and if anyone has any experience with this disease, could you tell me?