LW Leather wrote:https://neuropetvet.wordpress.com/neuromusculardysautonomia/
Here is a link that explains this disease for any of you who would like to know more. It's brutal, it comes on quick and it's 99% fatal. It affects the autonomic systems in these dogs... swallowing, pooping, digestion, gut movement, tear production, eye dialation... It really works them over. We got lucky when my dog got it. We had 2 vets who were familiar with it, so they fought like hell to help me keep him alive. His was so much different than when Nicks dog got it.
There is no vaccine, if there was I would jump at it!! There are 2 universities that do ALOT of research on it, and they still can't pinpoint 100% what causes it. They think it's soil born (personally, I think it might be some kind of parasite). It can affect any breed of dog, and in about any area. Used to be they thought it was centralized in Kansas and Missouri. But I am on a Facebook group of CD survivors, and they are all over the country. Granted there really aren't very many survivors, but they are spread out. We were up in the NE Sandhills when my dog got sick 2 years ago. Now we're 6 hours south of there when Nicks dog got it.
Thanks for the thoughts everyone.