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Zeke

Zeke

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This is Zeke. He was an adorable dog. He died unexpectedly at the age of 10 months on Dec. 14, 2009 on my birthday. He died of mesenteric torsion. It was heartbreaking. A mesenteric torsion is the twisting of the intestines around the mesenteric axis. The mesentery is the suspension system for the intestines. The many feet of the intestines are suspended by a pretty small mesenteric root that contains the attachment of the mesentery and the major blood vessels providing nutrients to the intestines. Occasionally, this system can twist on itself causing serious, often fatal consequences. The mortality rate is almost 100% and was once thought to be a rare condition, but evidence has brought to light the fact that this is occurring with ever increasing incidence and has been seen to occur more commonly in German Shepherds than any other breed. The symptoms of this condition are rapid onset of shock, abdominal pain and vomiting. The twisting stops the blood flowing to the intestines.

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Miko

Miko

Miko a sweet girl with a personality all her own.

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