Last Modified on Sep 24, 2009
"Swollen hock syndrome is most common in the Shar Pei breed and goes by many different names, depending on where you are and what the local breeders are referring to the condition as. In some areas it is called Familial Shar Pei Fever, Hock Fever or Systemic Amyloidosis. Not a true fever as such, swollen hock syndrome is caused by an inability of the body, namely the kidneys and liver, to correctly break down and remove amyloidal proteins from the body. These amyloids can collect in the joints, bones and muscles resulting in the swelling and tenderness in the legs, muzzle and other muscles of the body." http://www.terrificpets.com/articles/Swollen-Hock-Syndrome.asp
[YEA] I started both of my peis on a low protein diet with no more 16% crude protein and since then, neither have exhibited the symptoms again. I will also try the recommendation of Colchicine 0.6mg twice a day as you suggested. Thank you.