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Old 12-06-2012, 01:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Why my GSD died.

= On 16.10.12, I brought my GSD "Ranger", 5 months old & weight 16 kgs ( 35 lbs). Since then he is on Royal Canin.
= On 18.10.12 vet gave him 2 deworming tablets and three vaccines
1. canine distemper Adenovirus type-2 Parainfluenza-Parvovirus Vaccine
2. Leptoferm C-I ( Leptospira canicola lcterohaemorrhagiae Bacterin)
3. Canine Coronavirus Vaccine.
= As Ranger was underweight and anemic, vet advised him Dexorange and 3-4 times feeding. Within 15 days Ranger gained 4-5 kgs and started looking better.
= On 9.11.12 Ranger started limping one of his hind leg but within two days he was normal but started limping one of his front leg. My vet said Ranger might have injured it with chain or while playing.
= On 12.11.12, vet gave the booster dose of same 3 vaccines.
= On 20.11.12, Ranger stopped eating. I changed the food brand & tried chicken rice also but no use. So I started feeding him with syringe and he took it. Meanwhile sometimes he was eating of his own and sometimes not.
= On 27.11.12, 2 deworming tablets given.
= On 29.11.12, I called Vet and he observed that Ranger is suffering from 104 C Fever. He said that Ranger must be suffering since few days thats why he is not eating regularly. Vet gave him few injections and DNS 5% iv 100ml. and prescribed terramycin 250 cap Bd for 3 days.
= Next day morning no fever &n Ranger ate of his own but stopped eating again.
= on 03.12.12, Ranger had fever again, Vet said its viral infection and gave him few injections and DNS 5% iv100ml. for consecutive 3 days. Rangers paws and thyroid glands showed some swelling. Vet said it it may be due to fever & antibiotics and will be normal shortly.
= On 04.12.12, all his legs are swollen & he is not able to walk.
= today on 06.12.12, I fed him but he vomited it out after some time. He looks very pale, weak and shedding a lot.
= Unfortunately ranger is no more with us. It is very painful and embarassing .
= Vet seems to be clueless.
= Please guide and share your views which will help me in future.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am sorry for your loss...There are people on here who may be able to help you..I can only offer my sincere sympathy...
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I am so sorry to hear this

Could Ranger have had Parvo? Was he checked for it?

10 days after we adopted my Remington (she was 6 weeks old when we got her), she displayed similar symptoms except with added diarrhea, but I had to feed her/make her drink water through a syringe also because she had lost all appetite and she was very lethargic while she had it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't really offer any opinions on why you lost your pup, but I am deeply sorry for your loss and hope that you can find some answers to your questions.
Rest peacefully Ranger.
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We do not use lepto for our dogs in their vaccines, either ours or fosters.
We advise our adopters to avoid lepto as well.

I see your vet gave lepto. Can you tell me where you live, is Lepto a big concern there?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry

The red flag that got my attention was giving vaccines while he was underweight and anemic. I'm pretty sure all vaccines are labled to only be given to healthy animals... that would concern me alot. I would not go back to that vet. Ever.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I stay in Mumbai, India
I am not sure but Lepto doesnt seem to be great concern in our area.
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Did your Vet at any time do blood work before giving meds. Did he/she advise against vaccines at the first sign of illness (limping), or do stool check before second worming when the dog stopped eating?

Did the vet even consider vaccine reaction? Did the vet read the vaccine insert that states to be used ONLY in healthy animals?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:16 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'd be interested to know why the puppy was anemic.
Did the person who had the puppy before you (Breeder?) give regular deworming?

India may have different diseases I'm not aware of.

Where did the puppy come from? Did you see the mother? Were the others healthy?
Was your puppy's health guaranteed?

Swollen thyroid and paws doesn't seem like a typical reaction to any vaccine or illness.
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when I read the OP I was so angered I could not even say anything , and will leave it at that.

I am so very very sorry that this happened to you and your dog. I hope the pup is at peace.
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