christine uk, UT 3/14/2010 11:15:04 AM our 12yr old female collie cross was given a blood transfusion at xmas and is on a list of drugs still for this awful condition. she is weak but very alert. if only vets will listen to us early enough. our vet was told of some odd symptoms last summer buy put it down to "age". looking back they were classic warning signs of imhi and she may have been given a better quality of life if our vet had bothered to take some tests when we first took her to be checked over. do not believe all that your vet says, instead trust your own gut instincts, after all you know your dog best.