What are the signs & symptoms that develop in affected dogs?
Affected puppies are usually runty and have poor energy levels. If not caught at this time, signs can progress to vomiting and seizures.
When do signs and symptoms develop?
Signs first appear in puppies.
How do vets diagnose this condition?
Laboratory testing will show a low red blood cell count. On physical exam, an abnormally slow heart rate will be noted. Genetic testing, clinical signs and additional blood tests are used to diagnosis this disorder.
How is this condition treated?
Fortunately, IGS is treatable with regular injections of cobalamin. Early treatment is associated with the best outcome.