Jingle Belle was born Christmas Day and was always a special little girl. We lost her to ulcers June 2009. She was never diagnosed with ulcers. I had her tested and evaluated by 2 vets and no one ever thought she fit the profile. She had been free for 8 months. She had colic symptoms and it was thought she had a blockage, ended up at Purdue that afternoon. When they opened her up, she had 2 ulcers that had perforated in her small intestine. No option at that point but to let her go. She was only 2 1/2 years old.
Never ignore your gut feelings. I felt she had ulcers but followed the vets recommendations and regret it to this day.