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VIZSLA HEALTH ISSUES
VIZSLA INFLAMMATORY POLYMYOPATHY (VIP)
Autoimmune conditions are present in many breeds of dog the Vizsla is not exempt from them
The vizsla as a breed is considered disposed to VIP .
Typical onset is usually is around 9 months to two years of age and frequently there is an acute episode of retching,gagging, choking, dysphagia and hypersalivation.
difficulty swallowing food and water
muscle wastage around the skull
inability to open the mouth correctly
raised CK levels
Research is being carried out and you can view more details on this condition here
Thankfully the cases of VIP in our lines are very low we have one case (Gunfield Golden Flames DOB 09/11/2013) in 381 puppies bred over a 18 year period.(correct as of 01/01/2017)
Should you suspect your vizsla has VIP please contact us so we can put you in touch with the people in the know!