If its not EIC, then what could it be??
I have had Pyper tested for EIC, both blood and cheek swab and she came back clear. It was suggested to look into CSS (canine stress syndrome). The description has her name all over it, but so far there are no formal tests to prove that is what it is. When this first started, I did have other tests run at the vet and would have to look them up, but everything came back good for her, thats when I had her tested for EIC.
Yesterday evening, we were out in the yard. The dogs were all at rest while I kicked my hubby's butt at Bocci ball, and then I went into the house. Rene let the dogs out of the kennel and he tossed the ball around for them and then played hide n seek. It wasn't to bad weather wise and they weren't playing for long...mabey 10 minutes...15 max. (he had all three dogs running around, and the yard ain't that big).
Now its time to come in and Pyper is just standing at the bottom of the stairs. I knew right away what was happening. I got Rene to pick her up and bring her in so we could cool her down. Got the fan out, some cold cloths out for her. Usually, its just her back end that sways a bit, but last night she couldn't stand up at all. her front and back end were very unstable, so I tried to get her to at least sit. She couldn't do anything for a few minutes. but when she did, I still had to hold onto her, as she would have fallen over. I kept cooling her off ( I never had a chance to take her temp) It usually lasts only about 5 - 10 minutes and then she is good to go. This probably took 15 - 20 minutes. We have never seen her like this. She wasn't working, it wasn't hot out, they were just playing and she had no control what so ever. That was scarey.
I realize you guys don't know my dog, but is it possible for a dog to die from this?? How do I continue to train for Hunt Tests. Senior or Seasoned tests are a little more work then Junior....what should I do?