Tuesday, September 06, 2005

On a more serious note- EIC, Exercise Induced Collapse

We have discovered that Sola is afflicted with EIC - exercise induced collapse.

EIC is a condition that only affects Labrador Retrievers, and only a small percentage of them. I was fortunate to have studied this condition prior to the onset of EIC in Sola. If you have a Lab, please read this just in case: http://thelabradorclub.com/library/eicstudy.html
You should become familiar with the symptoms, because they often mimic seizure symptoms. It is my hope that you will never need to use the knowledge gained...

This is a completely manageable condition - but it means the end of playing fetch on dry land. Playing fetch in the water seems to be fine, and for that Sola is thankful, as are we. Yesterday Sola spent the majority of the day in our pond, and she is just fine. Nonetheless, she is my kid, so we'll be careful about intense exercise in the future.

I do not expect this to have any impact on her ability to provide me with funny/humiliating/ridiculous writing material for this blog. See the posts below and you'll probably agree.

Comments are welcome - click below any post to leave them. Careful though - too much praise for Sola will go to her head... :)


  1. Anonymous9:53 AM

    Sorry to hear of her condition, but the picture is great!

  2. Anonymous2:53 PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about Sola's condition. But at least it's something that can be controlled. She'll still have such a good quality of life!

    I enjoy reading your blog. I found out about it on Greytalk, but now have it in my bookmarks. I check back often for updates. I really enjoy reading about your pets. You are an excelent author.

  3. Anonymous10:18 AM

    Thanks for the information, and a huge laugh from your other posts!

  4. Svenja3:33 PM

    Thanks for posting this. I believe my friend's lab has this condition, the symptoms sound about right. I forwarded the site to her!
    I love reading about Nigel and Sola and their adventures!

  5. WOW, this is the first time I ever heard of such a thing! Well good for her she has a wonderful family to take care of her!