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Thread: interesting (?) observation about ichthyosis affected Goldens

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    Default interesting (?) observation about ichthyosis affected Goldens

    Ichthyosis seems to be a fairly common topic on the Golden Retriever Forum lately as people and veterinarians are learning what it is.
    One thing that I noticed is that a lot of peope whose Golden has been diagnosed as affected have also commented that the dog has IBD or lots of food intolerances.
    I posted and specifically asked whether people have noticed their dog with ichthyosis also has stomach issues, and the answers are coming back "yes".
    So just wanted to put it out here, too. Not sure if anyone even has an affected dog, but if you do, or know of one, just curious if the theme of accompanying stomach issues is just a coincidence, or are they more common in Ichthyosis affected dogs???
    Thanks for any observations or comments.

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    I am hoping this thread gets feedback.
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    I owned Burns' Golden Phoenix who much to my surprise was ich affected. He lived to be 13 years and 7 months and I was shocked to have the test come back as affected. Anyway....he did not have any food tollerance issues. Just seemed to be a normal dog in the health department.

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    Thanks Beverly.
    My 14 year old boy was ich affected, and had IBD. May be coincidence.

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    I train with a couple of dogs that are affected, both have cast iron stomachs.

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    I have owned several that never had stomach issues. They all live happy healthy lives.I do know that my effected dogs had various degrees of flakingness. From barely noticeable to all out flaking.
    I don't think that it is life threatening nor something to panic about. It is more of a pain in the butt. IMHP
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    ah well, there goes that theory!
    Thanks for the replies.
    My 14 year old boy was affected, but I never knew it until hindsight.
    My 5 year old (avatar dog) is a carrier.

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    My guy, Pistol, out of Phoenix, is a carrier, obviously, but never a flake on his red coat. Just something else for "worry-warts" to worry about!

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    Wayne, carriers will never be affected.
    By definition, it's not possible.

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    My Tea has Ich and has NO stomach issues. Very healthy. I find that a superb diet controls skin issues. I know of a second golden with Ich and she is fed RAW. Her coat is spectacular. Is there a direct correlation between diet/skin issues - in this case, ichthyosis? Don't know.
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