This is an interesting article about heart disease in Irish Wolfhounds from the Irish Wolfhound Foundation in America. Heart Disease in Irish Wolfhounds
I wrote this article about the inheritance of livershunt (intrahepatic porto systemic shunt or IHPSS) in Irish Wolfhounds so that breeders might be able to better evaluate annotated pedigrees in families of dogs they are hoping to incorporate into their breeding programme. It first appeared in IW World magazine, in the spring of 2015.
I based the calculations used on the likely mode of inheritance described in this paper by Frank van Steenbeek
Jake died last week, he was only 11 yrs old. He had been ill for a short time and an x-ray at the vet revealed lots of small tumours. We chose to put him to sleep rather than let him slowly starve to death as he had already lost a lot of weight and stopped eating. We found out last night he had mast cell tumours. You can read about it here… Vet Times – Feline Mast Cell Tumours