Hyperacute Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

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Hyperacute Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

Hyperacute Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

HER is the second most potentially lethal inflicted illness hounds can suffer aside of bloat.
It can strike your dog at time of year simply by over exercising it. If your dog is unfit and used to short lead walks and you then take it out off lead and let it run for hours you are putting it at risk- increase your dogs fitness slowly. Greyhounds are very prone to the condition as are are lurchers

Signs of HER

  • Extreme distress with generalized muscle pain.
  • Swollen and tense muscles causing discomfort if touched.
  • Muscles initially hot to the touch.
  • Discomfort, particularly along the back and over the dogs hindquarters
  • Occasionally dragging of rear legs and scuffing nails along the ground when being walked. Difficulty standing up and lying down.
  • Red or brown coloured urine
  • Death can occur rapidly due to kidney failure.

If you suspect that your dog has HER take it to the vets immediately. Do not delay!

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