Symptoms of Familal Shar-Pei Fever
1- Fever 103 to 106 degrees or higher[any fever over 105 needs to see a
2- Arched back
3-Standing in place acting like they do not want to move or are unsure
what to do.
4-Wanting to go off to a dark quite place by them selves.
5-Not wanting to eat or drink
6-Wanting to cling to you like asking for help they are in pain.
7-Walking like they are walking on eggs
8-Swollen back hocks one or both ,they feel hot to the touch and feel
harder then normal and they
are painful to the pei...The muzzle may be involved also ,one or both
sides ,it is also swollen and feels harder then normal as do the hocks .
Some pei will have one or the other while some pei may have both hock
and muzzle swelling..It's important for pain and fever to give aspirin
as soon as you notice they are acting like an episode is starting..not
only will it help with pain but it may just stop the episode from going
further......Aspirin is good because it can also help to prevent clots
that can happen during a fsf attack.
9- have also seen them sway back and forth like there going to fall over
10-Tail down,most pei will not hold there tail up if they do not feel
12- Some vomit,it's good to try after a few hours to get some chicken
broth or yogurt in to there tummy.Just spooning a few spoonfuls of
either.Once my boy tasted the chicken broth he would drink a little..
some also have diarrhea
13- Jaw clenching[muzzle not involved ,but may be with some.]
14-Panting due to high fever.
15-Squinting eyes almost shutting eyes.to shutting eyes while standing
Has anyone else noticed any other symptoms??? Sandra ***This is data
collect by fevering pei and the symptoms they have expressed during a
16-Any pei that continues to fever and have red hocks that does not
subside or the redness spreads,dogs seems sicker,or the skin peals or
has pimples get to a vet immediately as it can be STSS.
There is a picture of a pei with STSS on the home page of the Shar-Pei
There are many articles in Links about most problems diseases pei have
as well as help for the them in Links.
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