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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My Sharpei ws diagnosed with the shar pei fever, he is 5

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My Sharpei ws diagnosed with the shar pei fever, he is 5 years old. My vet put him on colchicine. Is this medicine going to keep well and what is his life expectancy. no other damage to any of his organs. His fever went to 107 and seems to ok. but not like he was before his episode
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bugzy
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Bugzy?
Customer: no.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Can you please attach any blood work that was run?
2) When did the first episode occur?
3) What is his temperature at this time? Has it come down?
4) Is he eating, drinking, urinating and defecating well?