|Barked: Sun Jul 1, '07 6:58pm PST |
I know this is a reply to an old message but I really wanted to mention my experience with sudden weight gain in a young Shar-Pei. This thread may help other Pei owners who chance to see it.
Our young guy was less than 2 and already 80+ pounds when he came to us as a rescue.
It turned out he had amyloidosis and a thyroid problem, both serious and potentially fatal if neglected. Repeated fevers in young dogs are also a sign of amyloidosis. Please check Shar-Pei breeders, health sites and forums for more information.
Please try to get complete blood and metabolic tests and check for amyloidosis. That sudden weight gain is not a good sign but if you treat it you can beat it!
Woof and pei hugs,
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