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    Hi All,

    I have an 18 month old pure bred Rottie pup that has sub aortic stenosis. He has lived 12 months longer than the cardiologist gave him. I am just wondering if anyone out there can tell me what to expect as he deteriorates? The cardiologist was very vague.

    Thanks

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    Welcome Mishpretentious

    That's a sad reason to be joining us. Nice that he's lasted longer than expected.

    I have no idea what you might expect if it starts to go to hell.

    It depends if it goes suddenly - or slowly.

    Slow building heart problems involve trouble breathing, lack of energy, feeling heavy, sometimes pain. Ie you get less and less oxygen circulating, less and less circulating and more and more trouble moving because of the effort - you don't have what it takes to make any effort.

    I don't know which would apply to the problem your dog has.

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    Oh wow. I'm sorry your boy has been so sick.

    Is this the same condition that Molly the rotty has? Does anyone remember her owner's username?? I'm sure it is. She's very knowledgable on it... Umm. Will try and track her down and get back to you.

    Mish is your boy from a registered breeder? Cause there has been some unpleasantness with breeders perhaps not acknowledging the condition in lines etc. You can private message me if you're uncomfortable publishing details.

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    Mollinator.

    She hasn't been logged into the forum for a few months but you might try an email or message via her member profile on here.

    Her girl suffers SAS too, and has also outlived predictions for her lifespan.

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    It would be good if the vet could send the details to the LIDA database.

    LIDA Dogs - LIDA Dogs - Faculty of Veterinary Science - The University of Sydney

    Information about specific breed lines is not made publically available but it would be helpful to the breed to collect the info.

    http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/lida...tic%20Stenosis

    That has a good description of how it can go (some dogs get it worse than others), and it is on the list of things Rottweilers can get.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 03-02-2012 at 11:20 PM.

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    Thank you all very much, it has all been very stressful.
    I did get him from a registered breeder after doing much homework and getting recomendations from the QLD body for breeders.
    I do understand that these things can happen and I wasn't blaming the breeder, what made me mad as hell and sick to my stomach was her response or lack there of, from a woman who I had listened to for months crap on about how her dogs where her first priority and all she cared about was the pureness of the breed and , all she cared about was my $1500.

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    Oh no, the breeder's desinterest would be so hurtful.

    I am very sorry to hear about your dog's illness. I hope you'll be able to contact Molly's owner and get some more information from her.

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    The breeder's reaction is arguably against the CCCQ code of ethics.
    Dogs Queensland | CCC(Q)

    I think when the vet is sending off the breed history of your dog to LIDA he might cc a copy to the CCCQ and the QLD Rottweiler Club - as long as your breeder is not the secretary of it (otherwise letter will go in the bin). A sort of FYI of genetic problem resulting from that particular mating - that if they are informed - they can avoid in the future.

    Eg that mating combination should not be repeated. And if the bitch or the dog has had other puppies wit the same probem - they should not be used for mating again either. That's what I understand "for the betterment of the breed" means.

    But if you don't ask your vet to pass on the info - they will be able to argue they didn't know.

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    I'm afraid your breeder sounds similar to Mollinator's.

    If Mollinator isn't still around, you may be able to have a look at her profile and find some info on how she was dealing with her girl's illness. It was very stressful from memory, the breeder was doing an ostrich head-in-the-sand thing and still breeding from the same lines.

    Give your dear boy a hug from me.

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    This is Mollys Facebook Page, have a chat to the owner, she's a very nice girl and will be more than happy to share information about SAS: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Molly...89542487751985

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