Hi All I am posting this in as many places as I can, trying to come up with an answer, so if you have seen it on Work Gold or Facebook, please understand.
My boy, Tag (2 years, 7 months old GR), who is out of a litter I bred, is presenting me and my vet with a mystery illness. It started about two years ago. Sudden high fever, 104-105, decreased appetite and activity. Blood test revealed elevated white blood cells, around the 38k range.
The first time it happened, we administered antibiotics and his appetite and activity returned to normal. Fever dropped. All was good and right with the world. A couple months later it happened again. Did a couple TBD panels, and sent blood out for more stringent testing. Prescribed more, heavier, antibiotics and issue cleared. Needless to say this happened ever couple months, then stopped for almost a year. He had an episode in September 2012, one in February 2013 and just yesterday. I've had him to a specialist who found nothing. Yesterday the vet did joint taps and a urine screen. He is on Doxy and Pred right now.
We've tested for Auto Immune and Addisons. Looking at maybe Poly Arthritis or Pyelonephritis but at this point these are just guesses. Has anyone heard of unexplained symptoms like this? Not only is my little buddy miserable when this happens, but it is getting rather expensive to do all these tests that, for the most part, come back normal. Thanks for any input or suggestions.