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Oh no, Cricket needs gallbladder surgery

Discussion in 'Diseases & Illnesses' started by ghggp, Jun 25, 2022.

  1. ghggp

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    5D71BEC5-FD6A-45E8-BF24-595750C5B188.jpeg Many of you may know the YouTube Cricket Conicals…
    Unfortunately, Cricket has been diagnosed with Gallbladder disease!

    She has to go though surgery to have it removed! Shelties are predisposed to this condition.

    Beau has his ultrasound next month. Best to be proactive!

     
  2. Ann

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    I saw this. If anything, it will bring awareness to the gallbladder issue in Shelties. There are still too many people who don't know about it. I sure hope Cricket comes out just fine!
     
  3. Sharon7

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    Oh no! :( Hope she makes it through without issues. I think she's about 10 years old. I agree Ann, hopefully it will bring awareness to this problem for fellow Sheltie owners.
     
  4. ghggp

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    My first rescue Billy passed from this horrible disease! He had a massive attack and was in ICU for almost a week. He was too old and too weak for surgery at that time. I was told to bring him in in 6 months for another ultrasound. 3 months later he had a massive attack and passed. I never, ever want my dog to go through that experience again. Had I known about the disease prior I would have taken steps to prevent it. As Ann knows so well, early ultrasounds are necessary to detect it. Mr Chance was on medication for it and lived without any issues. Hopefully. Cricket will recover quickly!
     
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  5. Ron Atkinson

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    Let's hope she does well,at least her family is being fast to respond.I read Her first bad day was the 13th and have had ultrasound and already have a surgery date setup.
     
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  6. Piper's mom

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    I’m so happy to hear they found out what was wrong! Not sure about the vet clinics in Ontario but my vet would’ve done the ultrasound immediately, think they waited almost a week! I’m sure however that she’ll have the best care and she’ll come out of it with flying colours!
     
  7. Shelby's mom

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    I am so sorry to hear this. We will be thinking of you and biscuit and hoping for a speedy recovery.

    Shelby also was just diagnosed with an early mucocele however she is not a candidate for surgery so we are treating medically which for now seems to be helping.

    We had a similar experience to Gloria’s with our 1st Sheltie. I also hope that this helps get the word out as to how common this is in Shelties and early diagnosis and treatment is so important.
     
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  8. Sharon7

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    Cricket is the one with the gallbladder issue, not Biscuit....
     
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  9. Sharon7

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    Gloria, what an awful thing to have gone through. I learned about mucoceles here on the forums, and I'm so thankful. I had Faith done a couple of years ago, and when Elijah turns 7 I will have him done as well. Peace of mind. Your Billy was a stunning boy with a massive coat - so handsome. What a shame.
     
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  10. TheDailyPainter

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    River just had his annual exam and blood work. Everything normal...I talked to the vet about this, and she did not recommend any special testing at this time. Can it only be diagnosed by a scan, are there early signs to look for? Also side note, I asked for titre instead of scheduled shots, and he did not need the shots. Thanks to friends here for calling it to my attention.
     

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