The New Year started off on a sad note for Hunter Otterhounds.
The otterhounds had all been to the vet for check ups and vaccinations between Christmas and New Years so everything looked fine.
Everyone went for a run Friday morning January 23, 2015 and they all seemed fine. Quick was racing around an barking with the rest of the otterhounds. Friday afternoon she was listless and she didn’t eat her supper. Any time Quick didn’t eat it was concerning. When she didn’t eat breakfast we called the vet and he met us at the office.
After radiographs, sonograms, blood tests and drawing fluid from her abdomen the vet told us it was bad. Quick had hemangiosarcoma of the spleen. This is a cancer of the spleen that results in bleeding into the abdomen. There are no warning signs and to detect it you just about have to be looking for it.
The vet said everything he could do would only delay the inevitable.
We made the hard decision to have her put down. We brought her home and the vet came out and gave her the injections so she went to sleep in her favorite spot.
Quick will be sorely missed not only by us but by her pups.
Ch. Kingstree Quick
September 16, 2005 – January 24, 2015
Hunter’s C Litter of Otterhounds
It is hard to believe but Quick’s last litter, the Hunter’s C litter of Otterhounds will soon be three years old. Plans have been made to breed Ch. Hunter’s Dame Clara on her next heat. Of course that is our plans. We haven’t figured out what Clara’s plans are. She is supposed to come in heat in March just after her third birthday.
We complied a list of Otterhound studs that had OFA ratings, checked for Glanzman’s and studied everything we could find out about them. Slowly we have narrowed down the list. We will announce the finalist when the breeding takes place. With any luck and cooperation from Clara that will be sometime in March.