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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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This is my first posting, I just found this sight and think it's great that there is a site for animal lovers. I have two older dogs, one a border collie X is 12 years old and the other, a dalmation x is 7 1/2 years old. I did have 2 cats but they are both gone, one at 12 and one at 14. I noticed on the breed description that the border collie is subject to something called ceriod lipofuscinosis (there's a mouthful). Can anyone tell me what this is?
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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Old March 8th, 2007, 09:41 PM
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Hi Trisec, and welcome to you!
For your question, I'd reccomend a net search or posting to one of the other forums here - lots of highly knowledgable people!

Hope you'll enjoy the site, and love to see photos of your pets.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 07:18 AM
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a border collie X is 12 years old and the other, a dalmation x is 7 1/2 years old.
When you call their names "X" and '"x", can they tell the difference? Just joking. Hi.

The main affliction that I know of with Border Collies is that they are workaholics. Joking again.

For neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinoses (NCLs) (I did a search) - it sounds like this can afflict about 19 breeds and there's a DNA test if you're worried. See http://www.caninegeneticdiseases.net...te/basicCL.htm From what I read, it sounds like this appears at a pretty young age, so I wouldn't worry.
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