Oct 15, 2008, 8:18 PM
Post #251 of 268
I'm sure you know who the rescuer is . I got Scobby also thanks to her reference.
Yes, GDV can be genetic - I did some research before and it says 1 out of 3 Great Dane dies of GDV. It could due to a lot of reasons but gene plays a big part of it. Research also says once a dog is having GDV, he dies within few minutes. Some owners were still playing with their dogs, then they went to kitchen to get some water, next minute they came out and discovered the dog died of GDV. Dr Edmund also told me the same thing, he said nothing much we can do once the symptoms manifested.
In fact I had been very careful with Scobby since he's with me knowing that GD is having great risk of getting GDV. GDV is very common among big and chesty dogs like GD, GSD, Husky, GR, Afga Hound, etc. Don't think Pugs will have great risk of this disease.
I think it's no problem to organize a dog party at my place but have to look at the right timing. Extremely busy these few months with a lot of meetings, conferences, and business trips. Really suffering to go Stockholm in Nov as that place is "Heaven cold earth frozen" - Cantonese say.