Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:45 PM
They did x-rays and a slew of blood work. We won't get the results on the blood work until the end of the week. She is pretty sure Crunchy has HOD and is hoping it will be a mild case. I've work for vets and seen a lot of things I've had a dog with Addison's Disease. I'm just really freak out about this and what it is going to do to him. It just broke my heart watching my labx slowly wither away and having to make the decision to let her go. But she was older and this is just breaking me up considering he is only 5 months old.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 09:31 AM
I know a couple of people who have had sheepdog breed pups with HOD (border collies and NZ Heading Dog-collie cross). They were all large pups who grew to be big adults, and while I think they had a hard time for a while it was all good in the end. One of my pups was diagnosed with HOD after a couple of admissions to a specialist vet centre at 4-5 months, but unfortunately it turned out that he actually had TNS. Fingers crossed for your pup- HOD usually has a pretty good prognosis, even if it's horrible at the time.
Our Border Collie Jack was originally diagnosed with HOD but now a specialist thinks after a bone marrow biopsy that he has TNS. We don't know what to do now. Jack is 18 months and is sick every 3-4 weeks. When do we say enough is enough. Is he suffering, is his quality of life what it should be? This is the hardest thing I have ever dealt with. Any advice?
Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:21 AM
Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:29 AM
Have you sent in a sample to USW to test him for TNS? Or have you gone through optigen? Either one can tell you his genetic statis for TNS. What is the pedigree on Jack?
Jack is a pure breed American standard Border Collie. We have not sent samples away. This is all very new to the vets here in Toronto, Canada. That is why the vet can't give a 100% diagnoses. The breeder we got Jack from has sent samples away to be tested. She should hear back in about 2 weeks. Jack shows all the symptoms. It is very sad when he is sick but when he is not sick he is a crazy border collie. I guess we should get a test ordered and sent away.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 01:50 PM
One thing I learned is that a dog in pain during adolescence can have an effect on his temperament and if I were in your shoes pain management would be high on the list of things to address.
"one dog shy of a crazy dog lady..."
Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:04 PM
If he's TNS affected he's one of the longest living ones tbomk. I'd tend to doubt TNS but as far as a diagnosis goes there's only one way to answer that difinitively. Genetic test him.
The diagnosis on the vets report say Chronic Neutropenia. They have found that the neutrophil is not leaving the bone marrow. Like I mention before the vet is almost certain it is TNS. I think our next step needs to be a swab. We need to know for sure. Our poor puppy is sick right now. His symptoms right now are no appetite, sore throat, fever, lethargic and he threw up two times this week. It is so heart breaking.
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 07:06 PM
Dobbin, thank you. If you don't mind me really being a pest....we might be able to help you pedigree wise! Who are the sire & dam of your Jack? Do you recall?
The sire is Hollowshot Mill Reef and the dam is Hollowshot Tibbie. I have that information!
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