Monday, 22 June 2009


So, I learned something sad today. Sometimes, border terriers get sick. One of the things they can get is Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome (CECS or formerly known as "Spike's Disease" ) - a recently recognized canine health problem and hereditary canine disease in Border Terriers. It may previously have been confused with canine epilepsy.

Symptoms can inlcude staggering, dizziness, exaggerated stretching, unusually slow and/or methodical posturing or walking, trembling , abdominal and lumbar muscle contractions, falling over, struggling to rise but unable to do so. Some are presented with borborygmus (loud intestinal noises) and apparent intestinal pain. Dogs are cognizant, responsive to stimuli.

As usual, some kind human is tryin their best to help with this and so we salute Kris Blake and all his friends at

Marley :(

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