|08-17-2013 02:03 AM|
|08-17-2013 01:39 AM|
Here's the answer to your question about why you have to wait.
Hayden Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|08-16-2013 08:01 PM|
Noah ... have you considered contacting ECHO DOGS? It's a well respected national WGSD rescure organization ... maybe you could find your dream dog thru them?
Echo Dogs White Shepherd Rescue
|08-16-2013 05:03 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||yes, just not as prevailant|
|08-16-2013 05:02 PM|
|GSDLover2000||Even german shepherds can have it too apparently.|
|08-16-2013 05:00 PM|
I personally would, like I said, go the Washington State University site, look up the mdr1 gene info, request a kit and have her tested.
The list of no no drugs is also there, make a copy of it and keep it in her records. IF she's normal/normal, no need to worry about it..
Honestly, my aussie is 13 years old, she's never had an issue relating to this, and neither do any other dogs, just have to be careful on what she gets for any type of drugs.
I do not ever give her heartguard (ivermectin) , nor things like Immodium AD, Pepto..but you'll see the list..
Some vets think it's only a "collie" issue, but like I said 1/3 of aussies are affected.
they can test 3 ways
normal/normal= fine, no issue with any drugs
normal/mutant= the dog "may" carry the gene, should not be bred, if bred "may" pass it on to offspring
or mutant/mutant=which mine is, does carry the gene, and would pass it on if bred.
if she carries the gene, no big deal, just stay away from the drugs listed on the 'no no list, and make your vet aware of it.
|08-16-2013 04:55 PM|
|08-16-2013 04:50 PM|
1/3 of all aussies carry the mdr1 gene in some form. If the dog does not test out normal/normal, there is a long list of certain drugs that are a 'no no' for mdr1 dogs.
This does not affect the dogs life at all, you just have to be aware of what drugs to not give IF the dog tests out mutant/mutant or mutant/normal . Depending on the dog, those 'no no' drugs could kill them.
You can read more about it on Washington state university website, and request a test kit, (mouth swab), last time I did mine it was around 65$ to test. One of my aussies is mutant/mutant.
|08-16-2013 04:46 PM|
|08-16-2013 04:45 PM|
|JakodaCD OA||Do you know about MDR1?|
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