Copper Storage Disease in Scottish Terriers
Having just read an article on your site about the disproportionate number of Scotties being diagnosed with Copper Storage Disease I felt I had to contact you.
2 weeks ago I lost my little man, Jack. He was 9 and died from Liver Cirrhosis brought about from Copper Storage Disease. I wondered if there were any links within his pedigree to the cases you site and I hoped that the information may be useful to hopefully save another owner from the heartache and grief we are currently going through.
Jack: Atlanticbell Firecracker
Sire: Solomons Diamond – Champion WIldermist Clint/Millendaw Mixed Up
Dam: Quinsan Kittys Gem – Fred of Capeldewi/Esther Flip Flop
Jack was purchased from a breeder in Buxton, Staffordshire, England in November 2002. I believe his fathers side has travelled to the USA and bred there as I can find reference to that bloodline on the internet. I cannot find any reference to his mothers side at all.
Obviously its a long shot, but if any of the Scotties you have come across do have the same bloodline it may help some way in diagnosing this horrible disease before its too late.