|10-28-2013 08:38 AM|
Sobe is two, going to be three in September. She has never been a big eater, but that is basically the only thing on that list that hasn't changed in some way, she still eats. The worst part is that she is terrified of any sudden movements right now. She is afraid to let us touch her, is like she doesn't even remember us :'( We're taking it really slow, trying to help her, but if this is what she has....
We lucked out getting these puppies. My male, Riley, with his bloodline, the fact that he is intact, and his lead dog training is probably worth up to $5,000, not kidding. The guy we got them from was moving to Oregon for his job and couldn't take his dogs, and we got there first. I'm pretty much doomed to be, well, not rich my whole life (which is fine by me,) but I don't think I'll ever be able to afford another REAL Iditarod dog that is this young.
Sorry to sound so melancholy, but lets just hope that this is not what it is.
|10-27-2013 11:29 PM|
|vicky2200||I will keep you in my prayers for sure. From the information provided it states that it usually affects young dogs. How old is the dog and what do you think they mean by "young?" My girl is 4. She has never had a seizure but she doesn't eat much. I'm not sure if that is what they meant by "problems eating". She doesn't have any other symptoms, but it is always nice to have symptoms to be on alert for.|
|10-27-2013 10:48 PM|
One of our dogs diagnosed with Epilepsy... And possibly something worse.
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?