Leptospirosis Vaccines Adverse Reaction
November 5, at We were told it was benign and that surgery is the only thing that would help since this tumor was causing her to have fever WBC high trying to attack the tumor and it was pressing on her heart causing difficulty breathing etc. He has had 4 injections so far and today he seems to feel better. I believe that my dog lost her life because of vaccines. He gets a allergy shot once a month thru the months of May -October or until snow hits. The lab who was his partner for 7 years misses him dearly and she would sleep where he was and wimper etc. My dog was the same way.
Can I give it to him? I am so sad because my vet talked me into the nasal bordetella and my 12 year old dog is now declining. After having the spray administered Sept. When I am stressed, I get jittery and cannot focus and getting the syringe to the 4mm mark is stressful. I recently made some changes to her diet and found she has been itching much less, almost not at all. My dog is a super hairy dog. How scary for you!
Allergies present a particular challenge because there can be hundreds even thousands of potential allergens that impact pet health, from foods to pollen from grasses, weeds, trees, dust mites and more. IDT involves injections of a series of concentrated allergens into the skin to determine which of them generate allergic reactions in a given animal. The use of fluorescein — a chemical that illuminates the inflammation caused by the injected allergens in order to visualize the strength of individual reactions — is key to accurately diagnosing pet allergies, and is just one of the many ways veterinarians use new technologies to improve care and diagnostics.
These injections, of diluted allergens, are designed to make a pet less sensitive to their allergens over time. In most cases these injections must be continued for life to reduce symptoms, but they are highly effective. Seventy to 90 percent of pets experience a reduction in symptoms as a result of ASIT treatment. These treatments can be delivered even more easily via droplets under the tongue, perfect for pet owners who are squeamish about giving injections to their pet.
This treatment is very new to the North American field of medicine both human and veterinary and underscores just how far innovation in veterinary medicine has come. Many pet owners are understandably concerned about taking their animals to the veterinarian because the cost to say nothing of the fear some animals experience when going do the doctor may outweigh any perceived reduction in suffering.
Allergies and other dermatological issues can be as frustrating for pet owners and their veterinarians as they can be for pets. I encourage any pet owner whose animal is experiencing any of these symptoms to consult with their veterinarian. Hi there I have a 2 year old shiba inu male who is developing allergies, the vet says the presentation is unusual, his eyes puff up and he tears at his muzzle and scratches his eyes so hard they will bleed.
The vet has tested for mites and other potential causes I am just wondering if anyone else has had experience with a facialy located allergy and only facial his paws, back and everywhere else he does not scratch or bite abnormally thank you. Aly, we are struggling with the same issue. Chanel, an month old rescue developed itchy eyes in October…not the traditional allergy season here in Southern California.
The only thing that did was make her too drowsy to really care about anything. The second trip to the vet she was prescribed a steroid. We are going to try the bland diet of chicken and white rice just to see if we can determine if its a food allergy. Our vet frankly had no insight into strictly itchy eyes. My dog has been treated for 6 years or so now with allergy serum.. They tend to increase their prices every year. I actually got incorrect information from the regular vet.
The prednisone can have nasty side effects if they have to be on it a long time. Skin testing and the blood test done by a specialist is the only way to really identify the cause….. I adopted a dog in May and then moved to a new city for work. She started having random reactions and would turn red and itch constantly. It kept getting worse and she had been on steroids and allergens from June to present day. My vet suggested a blood allergy test and her results came back with dust mites, wool, dandelions, and cockroaches.
I decided to go with the shots because nothing else has worked!!! We are on month one of the shots and have reached 1. She has hot spots everywhere! Major balding and hair loss and scabs from constantly scratching.
She is in bad shape. I was told by our most recent vet that my puppy will need to be seen for testing,as they have tried everything they can to help him. Many of us have been through this, bought air purifiers, dehumidifiers, thrown out blankets, carpets etc.
I am new to all this. We had our great Pyrenees, Luke I have two GP allergy tested at 4 months old and again at 18 months old. First one showed minor food allergies, which I thought was odd, since it was only what he had for dinner the night before, nothing more. Itching and loss of hair on his belly continued. He does not scratch anywhere except the belly and lower chest area, so he is bald on his underside.
Otherwise he looks great on top. We took the outside allergen test and he is on the high side for some trees, grass and especially some sort of fungus that is in the soil around here in West Texas. I just got the word today. This site is helpful because I did not know I might be giving the shots and it would be so often.
I just want him to be itch free and look as beautiful as his brother. I have already spent over 2 grand for monthly shots, tests and the like. I am not sure how I can eliminate much of these allergens. We live on acreage in the country and dust allergens and other outside allergens is just a given around here. I am glad to see the odds are with us. Thanks for all the information. My dog kept itching…. The immunotherapy is now every 3 weeks and will continue.
I recently made some changes to her diet and found she has been itching much less, almost not at all. Plus a squirt of salmon oil once a day. My 6 year old chocolate lab, has severe allergies.
She licks until she is bald and bleeding. Antihistamines do not work. She has developed terrible infections of the ear, and bacterial infections in her paw, which at times has had her limping and unable to walk, all of this is allergy related.
We are going to do the allergy testing, but due to the significant price differences, I am not sure which one is better for us. Blood test is and skin test is Is one test more reliable than the other?
We adopted our yellow lab mix a year and a half ago when he was 7 , and have been trying to clear up his skin issues and chronic ear infections since the day we got him. So, I might as well have done the blood test too, because through trial and error I found out that many protein foods poultry, beef, eggs make her itchy. I mentioned a diet in a prior post that seems to work for her. Dogs can have both environmental and food allergies, and it is hard to figure which one is causing what at times.
I have 5 years old dog. I have a one year old male GSD. He has been scratching and biting his skin since a puppy.
We have tried all types of foods, even raw with no relief. Finally decided to do blood allergy testing and it came back positive for chicken, wheat, dairy, fish, cedar, dust, some grasses and pollens. We started him on small dose of prednisone as the reactine antihistamine was not working very well.
The blood tests have given us something to work with and a sense of control since we were adding cod liver oil, salmon oil and raw chicken into his diet thinking we were helping. Sadly, we were making it worse!!
Today I ordered the allergy shots for his inhalation allergies of dust, pollens and moulds. Hopefully with a change of diet, bedding and being more mindful of his sensitivites we will see a big improvement. Already he is calmer, relaxed and far less agitated. Allergy testing is quite expensive but so worth it for peace of mind. My rescue dog has sensitive skin and is constantly having allergic skin reactions.
Vet had just suggested the allergy testing and shots. Based on my own experience, I am going to do it. I have bad allergies and have almost completed a 3. I would highly recommend this treatment for anyone with allergies. Hopeful this will help my sweet boy dog. I would not change pharmacies, just my opinion. My dog just had the testing at the Vets office. Yes it is costly and the shots going forward are also but the relief He should I hope receive is well worth it I think.
He is a 3 year old Labradoddle and since bringing him to Texas his allergies have gone to the moon but I understand that IF in the state you were living you had a mild Case coming to Texas or Arizona he would worsen greatly. If anyone reading this is in Texas I sure would be happy to exchange emails and keep in touch and see all we Might be able to learn from each other.
I have gone through much of what others have said on this forum. My 3 year old GSD should signs of allergies around 8 months. We did the intradermal testing. We have been giving her the desensitizing shots for a year and a half. I am not sure when to give up on the shots. After playing with them repeatedly she will scratch her mouth.
I have tried shampoos, creams, sprays, fish oil, coconut oil, switching her food she has always been on grain free …. The only medication that works is prednisone which is not good for her , she is on 20mg every other day, I bath her times a month, fish oil, Vit E, coconut oil, moducare, frequent brushing, and she still is itchy.
She has scratched behind her ears to the point she bleeds. I am trying everything to get her off of the prednisone. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time. My poor Sady has been itching for the last 3 years.
I brought her to a doggie dermatolgist and first we did a food allergy test for a few months and was able to rule food out.
Still looking for a more reasonable place to have her tested. I rescue an American Bullie 6 months ago. At the time, he seemed to have intolerance problems to food, but it also reflects in his skin. About a month ago, he presented a severe skin contact allergy so I decided to make him the allergens test. He is allergic to almost everything!!! So I decided to make a food change he only tolerate salmon and turkey and after trying with 6 different brands, finally the Basics Turkey and Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs from BLUE seems to resolve his stomach and intestinal issues.
I highly recomend this one for the very allergic ones!!! I but it in Petsmart. Also decided to try him with the allergy shots.
Today he received his second shot of 0. I should say that I stay awake almost all night after giving him the shot because he present skin signs of allergy, specially around his eyes.
Im concerned that I go to sleep and it get worse. I want to know if somebody has experience this reaction in his dogs and if this is normal? The vet told me it could happen, and if it did, I can give him Benadryl for the inflamation. Did the Benadryl interfere with the allergy shots creating a stronger inmune system? I live in Puerto Rico, and here exist no veterinary specialized in skin problems dermatology.
So I was wonder if someone can help me with my doubts. My dog vet has 20 plus years of experience, but not much experience with so severe allery. He told me his treatment could extend for almost a year. The other dog that have skin allergy responded well to treatment and seems to be a lot better of his allergy.
After the diagnosis, the sking problems and so the stomach one was very painfull and dificult. I cant tell how this could be to someone our dogs that cant talk neither express how they feel!!!! Hope your doggies get better and receive the best life quality you both deserve!!!!! I found a lot of helpful information at this site: My dog has been receiving immunotherapy since last May and is doing much better, although she still has an occasional itchy day.
She weighs 10 pounds. Ask your vet if you should have some…just in case. This site was super helpful and reassuring. I just took my 1 year old Bichon to the dermatologist on Wednesday and it came back that he is 12 different allergies to a bunch of different grasses, molds and also to house dust and cotton cotton was a huge shocker. I gave him his shot today and my little trooper did a great job tolerating it.
I did have a couple of questions for all of you out there going through the same thing a I was very concerned when I heard that he was allergic to cotton, because my furniture, clothes, bedding is all cotton-I mean is there anything I can really do? The doctor said it was a very slim chance, but I just wanted to ask in case. In advance, I thank everyone for taking the time to read this and answering back with any advice.
My dog has several allergies too, one of being the common skin and dust mites! If the dog is allergic to cotton for example, I would make sure her bedding was of another material.
But now she is eating it again without any problems. I was using Wellness Simple dry fish, I ran out of it and made her some home cooked food, lean meat, rice, veggies. I think some allergic dogs have food sensitivities, maybe to the additives…so I try to keep her diet simple. I do give her a frozen raw bone marrow bone a few times a week and I brush her teeth once a day.
But I think it is better than giving them medications all the time. Just wanted to add, with the cold weather I have not been bathing my dog as much, and sure enough she broke out in a rash. Sometimes I alternate it with Sulfadene or a gentle Oatmeal shampoo. I see a difference already. I think frequent bathing helps big time for dust mite allergies. A cotton tank top to reduce exposure helps too. He is showing all the allergy symptoms from the injections that he experiences without.
Red itchy eyes and nose and constant scratching. He just finished the lowest dose and will go on to a higher dose. Is this type of a reaction normal and can they expect it to subside as his body starts developing an immunity?
I hope the treatment helps your dog. Tara is back on normal food now, as she had a break out on her skin during the food trial. I did notice a few days ago that when she was sniffing near and around our shed up the garden her nose began to run. Our shed is mega mouldy and over this Easter break we took it down, and it was even worse that we originally thought.
I also jet washed all how patio slabs over Easter and they where very bad with dried mould and algae. Today Tuesday Tara is very happy and calm in her self. Before Easter i contacted the vets to order the allergy testing kit, as i was at the end of my tether and thought it be the best option.
As Tara is very calm in her self as reguards the odd nibble or bit at her self, i am wondering if i should still go ahead with the test when it arrives at the vets, i am hoping i have solved the issue my self, i know its early days yet but i am hopful that she will continue to improve.
Then i also think i should go ahead with the test anyway, can you help. I hope the removal of the mold helped. Whether you proceed with the allergy tests is a personal decision. In addition to different types of mold, we were surprised to learn that she was allergic to several grasses, trees, feathers and even cotton.
I have a 9 year old bulldog who has struggled with allergies much of his adult life. After trying every kind of food on the market and trying and changing all our household products, we had him tested. He came back with allergies to cats and people the strongest and then a few other indoor allergens.
He has been receiving the shots for a year with no improvement. If anything, he is worse. He leaves a trail of skin everywhere he goes, scratches himself until he bleeds and has had no response to any over the counter medications, vitamins or shampoo. Where do we go from here? Are they hypo sensitization allergy shots they include small doses of the allergens your dog is having trouble with or are they steroid shots? What does your vet recommend? Is it a veterinary dermatologist? I found that our veterinary dermatologist really helped us find the right solution for our dog.
I hope things improve — I know how frustrating this can be. Please keep in touch. She has a terrible skin rash sincee I got her 4 yrs ago it comes and goes ,she also has protinuria, coughing etc, my vet suggested going to a Dermi for allergy testing. I really would appreciate it. Sandee Thank you By the way she was o Atopica and it did nothing for her. My husband would prefer to get off of prednisone and go to some type of shot.
They mail all of our allergy shots to us now. As you probably know, the steroids can have a huge impact on the dogs internal organs. Our dog has the same problem as all of the owners on here as well. Another effect to look out for, as has been the case with our dog, is consistent infections requiring antibiotics. The overuse of antibiotics causes the bacteria to adjust.
Then MRSA starts to come into the equation and you will require stronger and stronger antibiotics until there are no options left. The word allergy is thrown around very often but I never recall hearing about all this growing up with my other dogs perhaps the medicine has improved a bunch since I was younger or perhaps there are other reasons. I have a Yorkie Lucy is here name and I think she has allergy s. Her skin is red and she had small red spots. I wanted to share my story of my shepherd mix dog who had terrible allergies.
He had gone 4 miserable years with terrible allergies that got worse every year. We were constantly trying new medicine and he was on an antihistamine year round with steroids added seasonally and was still miserable. We finally decided to try allergy testing and found he is allergic to most trees, grass, etc. He takes two drops in his mouth twice a day. He has been on them for about 4 months now and allergies are gone! Definitely worth the expense and definitely try the drops in lieu of shots.
I am sure we were spending close to that with medicine and vet visits. Plus our little guy is so much happier. I imagine the allergy drops are similar to the allergy shots we give our dog. It was really a game changer for us. So wonderful to hear a success story. So happy to read this. I had my gorgeous champagne pit tested for food allergies a couple years ago. They did the saliva test. It came back that she is allergic to so many things so the only food she can have is either raw diet so expensive or the canidae bison.
There is always something in the other foods that she is supposedly allergic to. However, her allergies are still terrible. I went to earthclinic. Apple cider vinegar for her skin and also coconut oil and in her food. Evening primrose oil in pills and asydophilus.
It says it will take up to 30 days for your pets skin to change if at all. Thanks for this blog. I lean toward a homeopathic approach for pet care as much as I can…. Homemade remedies do not work. My Jack Russell who is now 8yrs old has had allergies since birth. He gets a allergy shot once a month thru the months of May -October or until snow hits. I had to pay an initial vet visit at first.
Now i just take him in they have the shot ready. I have a happy allergy free doggie!!!!! I tried all the homemade stuff at first even benadryl as the vet suggested.. To make your dog not miserable take him to the vet get the allergy shot and let your dog be happy! Or try the Benadryl! I just found the shot once a month was a lot more cheaper..
I assume you had the skin testing and blood work done to identify specific allergies. Miracle drugs at first, but, be aware of potential side effects down the road. My dog developed bumps all over her skin at 2 years old. We have been back and forth to the vet because these bumps opened and she scratched them to the point where they bled and got infected. The Vet advised us to see a Dermatology Vet and we did. My dog was tested and found to have many allergies to indoor and outdoor allergens.
We were instructed to give her the shots that you all talk about. These shots made her so sick we had to rush her to the Vet. The first vial of shots went pretty smoothly. Then the second vial darker in color did horrible things to my poor baby. We immediately gave her Benadryl and waited.
She is on antibiotics now and continues that regimen until she clears up. It has been over 3 weeks and she is still suffering and bleeding. Her paws are so bad that she can hardly walk. She looks stoned all the time because of all the meds to help with the staph infection, which developed. We are insanely upset and are seeking another specialist. We are watching our dog slowly deteriorate because of these awful allergy shots! She has been getting the vaccine for around 3 months and is still not up to full dose yet but she is a lot worse now than she ever was before we started this.
Anyone else had the same problem? After reading many of these postings, I just had to add something. I have a 5 yr-old Westie who has has allergies all his life. He had a blood allergy test done as a puppy, but I have been told by several vets these are not super reliable.
The breeder felt that, after the initial severe outbreaks the puppy and his brother had, that things cleared up satisfactorily after finding a limited ingredient kibble.
I followed this diet, but within a few months he suffered skin outbreaks which my vet tried to treat with everything possible. The upshot was travelling to another city to see an allergy vet, and many dollars later, he was on his regime of regular shots, every 2 weeks, and still being administered by me. Trouble is, he got staph infections anyway, which needed treatment with antibiotics. This worked for a while, but the staph infections began again, which meant 5 days of carefully monitored prednisone I have a good vet , and several weeks of antibiotics.
This unbroken round of treatments has been going on for some time. I have tried careful topical approaches for the lesions as well—frequent baths, keeping paws clean, applying cortisone cream, spraying with a calendula-water-hydrogen peroxide solution.
I worry about long-term effectiveness of antibiotics, but when the staph infections get so bad it moves me to tears, I opt for another month-long round to give my dog some relief. Three days after coming off the antibiotic, the lesions start popping up again. The Atopica he went on a year ago worked for several months, but then we were back on the usual treadmill.
So despite the best of available care and attention, there seems to be no solution for some dogs. I just hope I can keep him as happy and comfortable as possible, under the circumstances. But it is SO frustrating when one has tried everything possible, and still there is no long-term clearing up of the staph infections, despite the allergy shots, the raw food diet, the supplements, the Atopica, and the frequent rounds of antibiotics. Hi, I just gave my dog her allergy shot for the week.
She now has a knot where I injected her. Did I do something wrong? I have a Bichon 11 yr old developed allergies after he was about 5 yrs old cannot get an medication that works for any length of time. Im at my wits end ,my husband refuses to pay for allergy testing. It is what it is. She is comfortable, much improved, but may need the treatment for the rest of her life. She is in good health otherwise. If I bathe her every couple of days with Malaseb or another gentle shampoo she is much less itchy.
I had the testing done and am are going to pick up the shots today and learn to give them. I am hopeful and will post the results later.
The testing was about The cost of the shots will be so beneficial to us as our boy has spent more time with an e collar in his seven years than he has been without. Keep your fingers crossed for us. I found keeping a calendar on the fridg helpful. I thought I noticed a subtle difference right away, with my dog I find frequent bathing with Malaseb helps dust mites too. She has a sensitive stomach and does well with a homemade diet and Nutrisca dry as a base.
It kills me to see her itch so much that she bleeds. We went to a dermatologist. They did the allergy testing; she is allergic to 3 types of dust mites, 2 types of trees, 2 types of grass, and a few other minor things. So, we removed all the carpet in our house we just moved in last year , replaced it with hardwood and a few area rugs, bought dust mite covers for the beds and pillows.
They advised to change her diet which we did. They put her on medication tiny yellow pills. They also advised to give her daily baths with a vet approved shampoo called Hexadene. She is terrified of baths, so I only bathe her once a week…Clearly, baths are not helping either. We have a 3 year old beagle who was on Benadryl and Cyclosporine for several months. She tested positive for over 20 allergens in our area. When that did not work we turned to the allergy shots.
We are over a month in and are still on the Benadryl and Cyclosporine we have also completed a round of antibiotics and steroids. I was just wondering if anyone knows if these medications will effect the shots.
My dog still gets an occasional Benadryl for an itchy spell once or twice a week at the most , and maybe once or twice a year I give her a little liquid prednisone if she develops a rash. Otherwise she is much improved. Her quality of life will deteriorate. She was put on Apoquel, but her liver numbers were horrific after a month, so we just stopped it a few days ago and she is already itchy.
We have tried everything, to no avail. Thoughts please, thanks very much. I have just started my 16 month old lab on desensitising vaccinations. She has had the first one 2 days ago and is due for the next one in 2 days time.
Of course it is after hours and I cannot contact the dermatologist. I would appreciate any feedback. Wow Bill, that is terrible! Once the vaccinations kick in I will try and wean her. Our Pyrenees has just been blood tested. Our VPI pet insurance covers up to We added an additional test for He is not severely effected. But the area around his mouth is stained a slight beige color, and he has begun to lick his paws and knees a bit more, and those also show the color that indicates that he has allergies…a brownish tinge to his beautiful white.
I think benadryl helps him some, but 8 benadryl a day in a pill pocket vs. I have a VERY hairy guy…. Linda in Chappell HIll, Texas. I forgot to mention that the total cost for the blood tests were It would be worth the cost of this test just to know what to feed him without spending a lot of time and money testing every dog food out there. Once again, I am curious, where do you give these shots? My dog is a super hairy dog. She has been suffering with allergies for all her life.
Beginning 2 years ago I began testing at the vet and he recommended testing and decided it was food allergies. His treatments of grain-free diets and cutting out various meats did not work. I have tried her on Predisone and things like Claritin and Allegra. It helps somewhat but I do nopt want to keep her on this long term. She is a little better but not much. I am at my wits end not only is she a sweet dog, she is a certified service dog. Does anyone have an idea or suggestion?
All ideas are appreciated. The use of IDT is considered gold standard for determination of Allergen specific immunotherapy treatment ASIT compared to serology among clinicians working with allergic animals. It really is something to see how many dogs have allergies. My dog kit has been dealing with them since she was a puppy. She is now 12 and has been on shots for 2 years. I also use apple cider vinegar on her. I have a 5 year old German Shepherd. He has got allergies and I have just started his allergy shots.
His allergies have gotten worse this year since we moved to the country more pollen. I just started the shots two weeks ago and am on an 8 month course currently. Has anyone else been this lucky? Sometimes you get lucky……. My dog has been doing very well 3 years in so I slowly decreased her injections to every 3 weeks, all was well for a few months. After getting ahold of his regular vet, he kept him for 5 days. Did X-rays, blood work, ultrasound - all clear with high white blood cell count indicating infection and high amount of new red blood cells.
No clear reason as to what happen - no tumors, no cancer, no Cushings, no answers. I asked if it could be related to the cortisone shot with a answer of no. Stayed on fluids and antibiotics, back home with antibiotics for 7 days.
A week later, yeast flare up as the shot had worn off and antibiotics didn't help, back to excessive scratching and sleepless nights. Back to the vet for a cortisone shot, it's been about 5 weeks now since the first, he gives a "low dose". Over the next 4 days, I have a zombie dog, lethargic, constant sleeping, excessive water drinking and urination, urine leakage, loss of appetite, refusal to walk outside, weeping eyes, still has raspy respiratory, tonight he vomited his dinner and no evening bowel movement.
Collidial silver to his water and a little later, a tiny bit of goat cheese with the charcoal powder in it. Maybe too much at once?
I'm lost with what to do. I've read numerous comments here and I feel I have done wrong with the shots but he was in agony with itching. I know the shots are a band aid, was just hoping to calm his skin down enough to address the yeast internally with stronger natural protocol. The vet knew how reluctant I was about the shot but said it was a great drug when well managed.
What can I do now? How do I address the yeast internally that I am not already doing? Help, I can't lose him. Is there a way to test dogs for nutritional deficiencies and food sensitivities through blood work as they do with humans? My Naturopath ordered a nutritional analysis through a blood draw to the lab? The wonderful Theresa from Minneapolis, MN has been helping pet owners and their beloved pets around the world on Earth Clinic since Theresa from Minneapolis was born and raised in the inner city, always wishing she had been raised on a farm.
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I have had success bringing in food items and using Applied Kinnesiology to test if a food is OK with a particular animal. I am not sure what you are asking: Please report back and clarify your question if you can.
Yorkie Mom, this is almost a mirror image of my Yorkie due to a vet giving him 2 steroid and 2 antibiotic injections in one month for mange without my knowledge. She only had permission for one antibiotic shot due to staph. This was a year and a half ago and we still struggle every day with itching on and off and eye issues and urinary problems. Nobody could tell me what was wrong with him but I knew he had yeast in and out.
He was losing weight and constantly hungry and would get dehydrated and barely drank or urinated it's the opposite now. I gave him about 2 tsp water with added electrolytes with each meal which helped his muscle cramping from dehydration. He no longer needs this. He gets digestive enzymes with every meal. He gets a B50 complex 2x a week. Ted suggests that will help bring back the appetite and is essential for digestion. But I would read more because sometimes he suggests once a day for a week.
Update - The vet is now saying my 12 yr old Yorkie has severe pancreatitis and gastritis. Today is his 9th day at the vet, he is on IV fluids, meds to control vomiting and diarrhea and antibiotics for inflammation. Ultrasounds have been done showing nothing conclusive. I visited him two nights ago and held him in my arms with him on a catatonic state. Vet said his sugars are good, he is eating a tiny bit, giving him salmon, still a little bit of bile.
He's still touch and go. Again, I brought him in for a yeast infection, he had two cortisone shots within a 6 week period, never a digestive problem before and had just had his yearly bloodwork and X-rays done with all good numbers. The first shot made him sick in 2 weeks with 4 days at the vet but no pancreatitis found through blood panels, X-rays and ultrasound and the second shot put him back there within 4 days, he was a zombie immediately after the second shot.
I feel trapped, the vet is keeping him until he shows a positive turn, won't admit it was caused by the shots and is basically saying he's old and you never know with these cases. Oh my gawd, what do I do in this kind of situation?
If I pull him and he gets worse, he could die. If he stays and they continue to medicate him, he could also die. I hear your vet - he's old and you never know with these cases - however if you Google 'canine pancreatitis caused by steroids' you will find holistic vets agreeing with you saying that it is common knowledge that steroids can result in pancreatitis. One remedy is supplementation with digestive enzymes, however I am not sure that will help in this moment.
In your shoes I would find myself at the mercy of the vet to get him out of this predicament, and if he survives going the holistic route. Sending prayer for your peace and your boy's health. I had a diabetic cat whose pancreas stopped working and was almost comatose. I used Edgar Cayce's cure for humans by juicing some Sun Chokes and mixing with some beef juice. In 9 days that cat was normal again. Here's a website devoted to the Sun Choke cure for diabetes: My dog has a lesion on lower spine and suffers greatly without a cortisone shot.
She does not have a good chance of recovery and the shot makes her feel normal for a week til the next one. It buys her some time with a good quality of life. It won't last forever I know. Not really sure if there is a connection here but I had two separate dogs of two separate breeds get cortisone shots for the disks in their backs, now the 1st dog mini schnauzer was fine for over a year after, until he started having seizures.
The vet then gave him another shot for the swelling in the brain and he passed away a little less than 2 wks later. The vet also said it was her disks and gave her a shot and a prescription for methocarbamol.
Then a week later she has a stroke. Please tell me if there seems to be a connection here. He also gave her another shot for the swelling in her brain after the stroke. I would really like to know if I am making a mistake going to this guy. My Lab mix 8 was diagnosed with a neurological problem. Today is day number 8 and she has been holding on. Sometimes the neurological problem presents migraine type of headaches and she had 2 seizures of some sort.
It was too much for me to watch!! I have done this for a month. I know this can't be good for her in the long run and I discussed with the vet that this will be her last shot…. I will enjoy her all week but I cannot see the headache episodes or her breaking down after 7 days. I am pretty sure Earth Clinic has nothing for neurological problems affecting lumbar spine and brain and that shot was our only option. Jutta and companion Heidi. My 5 yr old dog had bad skin itching and redness. Took her to vet who gave her a cortisone shot and cortisone pills 2 x daily for 5 days.
Have now noticed that she is urinating at times when in my lap or I am holding her. Can this be from the cortisone? Excessive urination and leaking are known side effects of cortisone and steroid shots. You might also see your girl panting when it is not hot, and drinking lots and lots of water - all side effects of the shot and the pills.
Do keep in mind the shot and pills are only a band-aid, and the cause of your dog's itching still need to be addressed. The first place to look is the ingredient panel on your bag of kibble; if you see corn or grains it is time for a grocery upgrade and grain and corn have been directly linked to skin problems in dogs.
Hi, I have a boxer 3yrs old, and about 3 weeks ago she got bit on the tail nub and was licking it. It got irritated and sore, so we took her to vet.
Vet gave her a cortisone shot and all good, until last week when she started having seizures and foaming a little at the mouth. After a minute or so she seems fine again. This has happened on 3 different occasions. Could this be due to the cortisone and since it's almost out of her system, should we just watch her close or try some charcoal to get the toxins out of her system?
Jay, I have heard so many similar stories the same has yours. An australian vet warns against that drug. My dog had inflammation around a scar that was hurting her, so the vet injected her with cortisone, she's a scottie dog - short, black - walks to the jacked-up pickup truck and jumps in to the cab.
I get her home, she can't walk with her right hind leg. By the next morning, her leg was getting cold and she was bleeding from her behind and in her pee. Now she's at the vet for observation; I expect I'll have to be putting her down tomorrow - as I don't expect this to get better when the cortisone wears off. I had no idea it could cause embolisms and kill a dog so quickly I had some myself in my foot tendon and it really helped.
My 80lb male 6 yr old lab got a cortisone and a Benadryl shot on Saturday it's not Wednesday. He got the shot because on Sat am his nose and left eye started swelling and he was running around like crazy with an itch or something and I couldn't settle him down. He could have been stung or picked something up on a walk or I might have given him a small sliver of onion that I thought was apple.
On Monday I noticed the area around his left and right eye, he outer crease in each side is really dry, so much so that it's like a scab with blood underneath. I also noticed similar on his nose this am. I put some coconut oil on it to help with the dryness. This am when he went outside he dry heaved and some bile came out.
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Shortly after lunch, I noticed she was staggering, barely able to walk at all. She tried to look at me but couldn't focus. I immediately called my Veterinarian. I was instructed to wash her immediately and thoroughly with dish soap and then bring her to their office. By the time we got there, she had improved greatly just by removing the product. You could see the flaming red reaction to her skin on the spot where it was applied. They gave her charcoal to fill her tummy and stop any absorption in case she had scratched at the spot, then licked her feet, and had ingested any of the product.
I'm sure that she didn't ingest any, but was willing to err on the side of caution. The vet explained that there is a drug in it called amitraz that is very potent and it was what she reacted to and that she would not use ProMeris. She is now fine. After Googling ProMeris adverse reactions, I feel very fortunate that she lived. Many others were not as fortunate.
Please post this so that maybe it can save even one unsuspecting pet lover from going through this or worse" Joanne - Aledo, Tx.
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Bordetella will shed from a vaccinated host for seven weeks while Parainfluenza will shed for a week.
Within minutes, small red bumps will occur when there is a reaction to the antigen.
Um excuse me these are my dogs you are talking drostanolone vs testosterone my babies and your telling me that they dont dog reaction to steroid shot deaction and to let them cough it out on their own. February 27, at 4: Lovely to hear from you! I got her off of it and started to use milk thistle, apple cider vinegar and Reiki. What if a new paradigm existed?
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