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What health issues has your crestie experienced?

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I just thought it would be interesting to put thiis info in one spot? Might be informative for people who are asking about health things. Will stick to the cresties:Albi (11 years) - non prcd PRA, pancreatitis/panniculitis - which may be lupus related or not, hystiocytoma on ear (removed), skin tag on eye and growth on inner lip (removed), UTIs, infected anal gland.Elmo (4 years) - allergies(canola oil), luxating patella (repaired), partial/complex epilepsy, elevated liver enzymes (no cause determined.Mojito (5 yrs) - my enormous hl, he isn't a crestie as best I can tell, but probably part CC, and some interesting stuff as well... trachea problems (don't know if it is genetic or due to injury, and not severe), wierd corn allergy which caused his tear ducts to swell and be diagnosed as styes/dry eye - which he DOESN'T have (retested many years ago and continued healthy eyes), black moles aka melanonomas - probably benign on the trunk, but which have started showing up lately, and a fungal infection of the footpads (yellowed and crusty) when I got him.I think that is all... (I sure as heck don't want to go through the vet bills to see what I forgot :shock: :lol: )

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Noid- Canine Cystinuria, illness from the tainted food, Staph infection on the skinNiya- baby canine teeth extracted

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Tucker- allergies, ear infection

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"Pandora" had very sore, infected ears that smelled really awfull when i first got her. It took several weeks of cleaning and antibiotics to clear them up, and i still have to keep a close eye on them as they will still flare up occasionally.No problems with any of the others.

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Morgan- just recently allergies in spring, but only the eyes affected (puffy runny). Nothing else- healthy as a horse.Ace- issues with tummy and digestion due to long infested worms (I'm not sure he was ever de-wormed as a pup, but that's our best guess)...he will periodically, out of nowhere, have bloody mucusy diarrhea. He gets no extra treats whatsoever.

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Abby - pancreatitis, colitis, this is the first year for allergies in spring and fall, staph infection, a recent seizure.Rudy - healthy!

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ripley- calcium oxylate stone, missing teeth, allergies ( environmental and to bees)oreo- colitis ( from cat food)

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Ears infectionbaby canine teeth to be extract

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Chi Chi at almost 15 yrs.....some arthritis, and mild allergies..Simon when he was 8 had a rare cancer of the sheath of the nerveA few ear infections over the years some baby teeth that have needed pulling.one case of injury induced glaucomaone broken leg2 'pulled' dew claws because they had not been removed in infancy1 broken tooth (he liked playing 'catch' with rocks)2 cases of tonsillitisummmmmmmmm will think on it I'm sure I've missed somethingCC

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Louie has been extremely healthy. He does have a tendency to develop lipomas (benign, fatty tumors) and has a different sort of tumor right now at a rabies vaccination site which is also benign and caused by the injection, though it does hurt him somewhat. That one is supposed to eventually go away, though it's been five months now. He's also had to have some teeth pulled. Aside from this, I've not had any major issues with him beyond the occasional barfing up of bile when he's got an empty stomach-- this is usually cured by the liberal giving of treats!His brother and littermate, Dewey, was epilieptic (grand mal seizures), had occasional dermatitis and died at 8 years of lymphoma. Father Yoda was very healthy, right up to the day he died, most likely of heart failure, at age 14. He did have a lot of trouble with dermatitis, which we treated successfully using a product called Sulfodene. Recent thread on epilepsy reminded me that he did get seizures but they were infrequent and not anything like the severe ones Dewey got. Puff girl Boo Boo was also very healthy. I don't recall any health issues with her at all. She is now living with my ex (which is a health issue of its own kind, but don't get me started!)

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I didn't mean this to be "outting" certain breeder's lines but to be honest about things that new crestie owners may encounter during their lifetime commitment to their crestie. For whatever reason it occured :roll: even if it was due to a previous owner and poor care... Maybe I should have labeled it "for pet owners only?"I find it interesting that those things that are touted as "all cresties have" mine don't, such as dry eye, skin staph infections, and wool allergies to name a few. But some new stuff for sure - which I like to let others know to watch out for. Well, just a comment. Just cuz your pet has something doesn't mean it is genetic or bears poorly on you!

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Guess will have to say no real health problems here with the exception of tooth extraction. Finicky eating doesn't count, does it :wink: ? Ozzie who came to us this week probably has enough problems to make up for the what the others don't have :roll: . Feel quite lucky with cresteds,but definitely have health issues with a couple of my other animals. Forgot to mention Lahti's one time near death event. Nothing like that has occurred since, thank goodness.

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Elvis- 10 years HL Seasonal skin allergies, sometimes leading to staph infections. He's a 3 time cancer survivor. All were soft tissue sarcomas. Excised, no chemo or radiation. First tumor at age 5. He totally recovered from an undiagnosable liver disease that the specialists at UC Davis said would be fatal. (at age 7) Oh, after $6,000in vet bills of course! His ALT level remains elevated. Has had most teeth removed due to exposed nerves. Low grade heart murmur, w/o symptoms. Recent Lipoma removed. Unable to tolerate the drug Acepromazine in pre-med cocktails Ruby- 5 years HL Hystiocytoma on front foot at 18 months. Resolved on it's own after a punch biopsy. Chronic ear infections & seasonal skin allergies, sometimes leading to staph infections. Several short bouts yearly, of colitis. Elevated BUN, no symptoms. Severe allergic reaction to Lepto vaccine. Unable to tolerate the drug Acepromazine in pre-med cocktails

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Sarah: most health issues resolved after rescue only grade 1 heart murmur, which is presently not causing any issues. She has slight itching skin sometimes (maybe allergies), does vomit at night if stomach is empty so we make sure to give her something just before bed; prone to stress-related constipation,. only major issue was caused by the Vet (old story) so she is pretty healthy.Lolah: has some patella issues that seem to be resolving as she is getting older; became sick due to that China pet food poisoning issue last Christmas, but generally quite healthy.,

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Dora had a bad reaction to her shots, was in the puppy ER overnight, and she would suddenly get all splotchy and bumpy.....that's when she was still only 6-7 months old. a few missing teeth over the years....her fang 'tips' broke off, didn't seem to hurt her, and eventually the rest of the tooth fell out. :(Demadex (sp) mange at about 2-3 years old.....had to take her to a 'doggie dermatologist' in atlanta quite a few times, and some liquid ivermectin took care of this.minor heart murmur (found this out at last vet visit)but she's still doin' great!

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Remmy- Broken leg, CERF clear for 5 years, patellas normal, mild skin irritations. Olivia- Yeast infection in the ear (once) because of her long hair on her ears, Slipped a disc in her back, CERFd cear for two years, optigen clear by default, patellas normal. Once had a staph infection in her skin. Bayden- Nothing, yet! CERFd clear for 1 year (aout due for #2!) Optigen clear by default, patellas are normal. Bebe,- Retained baby teeth. CERFd clear for 1 year, optigen clear by default, patellas are normal.

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I don't know about any of the other breeders here on the forum but I didn't feel you were 'outting' anyone....I posted cause I felt I could contribute something to the topic......although I must admit I have been extremely lucky and haven't had a lot of problems with my own dogs..one day it will catch up with me I'm sure!!*g*...oh I missed (told ya I probably missed some *g*) a puppy we have with a slightly wry mouth....and we have had 3 prcd carriers...I also forgot to mention the boy we had with epilepsy. There is a certainly a wide range of possible health issues that can turn up in this breed ..some hereditary some not ....and it's a good idea to mention them ' in a group' like this topic ...CC

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Tramp's had an infected prostate, and a bad reaction/recovery from anesthetic (I'm thinking he might even be allergic to anesthetic)....oh and imo; he's hyperactive :roll:

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Here goes my crew:Maude- optigen clear by defaultClassic - optic nerve colomboma-CERF clear-neuteredIzzy- optigen clear by default- CERF clear- puppy canines removedBindi- optigen clear by default-CERF clear-surgery at 7 weeks for prolapsed rectumLatte-optigen clear by default- CERF clear- removal of puppy caninesSimone- optigen clear by default- CERF clearItty Bitty- optigen clear by default- CERF clearDOG- CERF clearA La Mode- CERF clear, removal of puppy caninesBalto- so far so good at 8 mos

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This is quite the interesting topic...for my boys it looks like:Vino 18mos. ....SEVERE dry eye so far well maintained with religious and constant artificial tear treatment (cross my fingers it keeps up this way!) Clyde 15mos. .....extremely sensitive skin prone to staph infections and retained baby teeth extracted.So far we are not in too bad of shape as everything is easily controlled and managed. :)

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percy : patella 0/1 , flea allergy , cerf + prcd clear/normalodin : 1 ball was moving till 5 months , 1 baby tooth extracted and broken foot . patella , cerf and prcd all clear /normal

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Our sob story..............Asia, age 9, primary Lens Luxation. Both lenses removed. Now has acute bilateral secondary glaucoma from lens removal. Will need meds and opthamologist supervision indefinately. Occasional Staph skin issue. Other than that she's been very healthy and has good knees. Asia survived a rattlesnake bite to her throat two years ago. The vets were doubtful, but she survived it without even a scar.Cheyenne, age 7, primary lens luxation. Had one lens removed and the other lens replaced with an artificial saucus lens. Has mild secondary glaucoma in one eye. Due to surgical complications she is blind in one eye. Recently developed bilateral severe dry eye, but no other auto-immune issues. Needs ongoing meds and opthamologist treatment. No other problems...has good skin and knees.Ivy, age 5, diagnosed with primary lens luxation. We are awaiting her first surgery for an artificial saucus lens. I have depleted all reserves of money and credit to treat my dogs eyes. After this surgery (another $4,500.00) I will have to have the other eye removed when it luxates. Otherwise she has been healthy with great skin and good knees.Carol and the grrrls

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You have to understand I don't have the complete history on the first 3 but from what I knowGus-12 slipped disk and back surgery to correct the paralysis, partially ripped out dew claw, some white "heads" on his anus we're watching and now some tags on his back that need to be looked at. Missing majority of upper teeth due to fighting with intruding neighbor dogs in his yard. Good skin but has nervous tics that make him rub the hair off his head. :roll: And spins alot.Gypsie- 6 mammory tumors, recent reaction to bordetela shot, grade 1 murmer at puppy stage but is no longer detected. Wonderful skin and nice hair one puppy tooth removed from top frontWuffie- 5 One blue eye, tongue hangs out side of mouth due to lower jaw being too short (or she has a really long tongue), Again nice skin (some blackheads) and wonderful furnishings. I believe she too was supposed to have a murmer but like the rest it is gone.Now my Chyna :shock: age 7 (Oct 14) injured rear right knee jumping into a pickup and getting knocked down in mid-flight :roll: , heart murmer that depending on which vet you asked is either not a heart murmer but a murmer betwen the heart and lung or a grade 3 murmer but now has completely disapeared, nasty skin (bad mommy :oops: ) , had ot have puppy teeth removed top front and a lower front. She was poisoned by my mil leaving leftovers in her van that miss scounger ate.All and all they are all in pretty good health. I suspect there may be some food allergies in Wuffie and Chyna but have not narrowed it down.

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Ok, I've been lucky so far. Dargo, age 2- not one problem. I thought his kneck glands were large at one time and $345.00 worth of test including, eye tests, proved to be the healthiest dog going. Never had a pimple!Lola, age 3 1/2, just came to me and other than being terribly skinny the first 3 weeks we had her, is in the best of health. I'm saving for when the time comes though. Shell.

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Gabby (1.5 yo PP): Occasional flare-ups of Gastroenteritis, "Low-Grade" Vaccine Reaction (hair-loss to vaccine site), Undershot bite; puppy canines removed; and a Grade 0/1 Patellar Luxation Right Rear Leg which will need to be monitored. Otherwise she is very healthy to the best of our knowledge - will be getting Cerfed and Optigen tests either later this year or next year. Finn (1.5 yo, or thereabouts, PP): Occasional flare-ups of Pyoderma. Otherwise has been healthy as a horse so to speak. Likewise, we'll get his eyes tested in the near future to see what we have or might have to expect in the future.Einstein (9 yo HL Foster): KCS (dry eye) in the left eye - developed later on in life (to the best of my knowledge) as an autoimmune disorder (his immune system, according to the opthamologist, has begun attacking the lacrimal gland); arthritis; lipomas (3 which were removed while in my care); he was recovering from a "hot spot" when he came into our care; impacted/infected anal glands; grade 2/3 Heart Murmur (due most likely in part to poor dental hygiene prior to rescue); and teeth extraction throughout life according to past records; and the normal range of skin issues - blackheads, "pearly" cysts, etc..




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