Submitted by Douglas S:
My name is Douglas Silber and I am the owner of Cletus, a 100 pound bloodhound living near Gainesville, Florida. Cletus celebrated his 2nd birthday on January 23rd, the same week he was diagnosed with the only known reported case of open lipped Schizencephaly in a live canine. This diagnosis is making Cletus very special to the doctors even though he has been special to me for a long time.
Open lipped Schizencephaly is caused by the cranium not sealing correctly and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaking into the brain cavity causing seizures and other medical conditions. The doctors believe that Cletus had a stroke in utero which caused this condition.
I am trying to get the word out about Cletus to help save other animals who may have the same condition and help teach vets about the possibility of this condition in animals.
For more information on Schizencephaly and updates on Cletus please visit his blog www.cletusthebloodhound.blogspot.ca/