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 Post subject: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 30 Jun 2014, 22:36 
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I took Bowie & Ziggy to be clipped last Wednesday and I was talking to the teacher telling her about Bowie and his Fits. I explained that he fell to the floor went very stiff his eyes bulged he dribbled very badly, However he did not poo or foam at the mouth. This happened when the weather was quit warm.
She then informed me infact it was not fits but a thing called Labradore exercise Intolerance Colapse.
It is a decease from the labradore which they are now doing DNA tests for to stop it being passed on. She told me that if Bowie had another one to keep him calm but to cool down his brain and spinal cord. Also not to let him out in hot weather but to walk him early morning and late at night when it went cooler.
I thought I would pass this information on as I remember someone else on here with a simular case to Bowie.



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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2014, 10:53 
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I would mention it to your vet - that could be it, but the one one here and others she had found didn't behave like that, they had staggering and wobbling in their back legs first from what I remember.

My Daisy has had just one fit and we don't know the cause - she didn't lose continance or foam at the mouth either. She did a strange stiff legged run, and then collapsed scrabbling on the ground - I don't think she totally lost conciousness either. There seem to be so many different kinds of fits and so many different symptoms don't there. Our vet has suggested videoing it if she has another one - I will try to keep my act together enough to do that, but they are scary panic-inducing things to witness I found. :(

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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2014, 16:14 
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George has had 3 fits since February and they were all the same, he reaches to be sick but isn't sick, then he holds one paw up for a second, then lies down, the first time he went rigid then started fitting but the last twice it is more like a paddling with his paws, after the fit he is very wobbly on his feet till he gets his bearings.

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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 01 Jul 2014, 22:59 
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Thank you for your re-ply Bid. My vet said the same but as you say it is hard when your baby is in this position you just go into auto pilot and do what you can for them. However I shall mention this to him and also try to remember to video it as by the time I get him to the vets he's fine.


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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 06 Jul 2014, 20:59 
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Murphy is epileptic and his fits are exactly as Bid describes. However, my neighbours dog has what BEE BEE has described. Their vet told them that so long as they walked their dog near water so he could cool off it wouldn't happen. They have been walking the dog in the beach ever since and he hasn't had another fit since. Apparently they can grow out of this.

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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 07 Jul 2014, 02:12 
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Omg this is awful news I didn't know that Labradoodles were prone to fits. I have 2 chihuahuas and both of them have had the occational seisures. Charlie my youngest has had 2 and Taz has also had 2 but I didn't get him until he was 2years old so I don't know how many hes had before I got him. I don't think I could bear it if Molly had seisures as well I would just be so upset.

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 Post subject: Re: New Information (Not Fits)
PostPosted: 07 Jul 2014, 02:56 
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I found an artical about this labrador excersize intolerance and apparetly both parents must carry the gene before the puppy could be affected and if this is the case than its just Labradors that have this abnormal gene it must be just second and third generation labradoodles that have it. First generation labradoodles won't have it because only 1 of the parents would be a carrier. Thank goodness Molly is a first generation so at least I know she wont have it

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