Welcome to my first blog!
I decided to write this blog as I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Willow, who has been diagnosed with the condition L2HGA (Staffy Cramp). There is lots of information on search engines about the symptoms and how to get dogs tested for breeding purposes but not a lot of information about dogs living with the condition.
There are two variants, Luckily Willow has the less severe which consists of all the symptoms bar epileptic type fits. There is no treatment for Willow’s type other than monitoring her exercise, reducing anxiety & excitement levels. This is difficult as she is only a year old, full of beans and has a nervous disposition.
We also have a 5 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Megan, who supports Willow. This is heartwarming as she slows down and supports Willow like a crutch when her legs get bad on a walk.
I am hoping that this blog will give people an insight into how an owner and dog live and cope with this condition.
I welcome comments on all my posts as long as they are informed and appropriate.
As we own two dogs from a very stigmatised breed I am a supporter of Ending BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) and showing how loving, loyal and wonderful these dogs are.