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12-12-2012 09:57 PM
readaboutdogs So sorry for your loss.
12-12-2012 09:50 PM
TommyB681 Im very sorry for your loss. Some of the symptoms sounded like Abbis but hers was a muscle related infection without so many vaccines. Do I think that the death is correlated to something the vet did, possibly. But I cant give you enough information for an explanation, sorry
12-12-2012 09:40 PM
Lars1
Sorry for your loss

I can't offer any input on the cause of your dear Rangers passing, but wanted to offer my condolences. I'm so sorry for your loss.
12-08-2012 02:54 PM
selzer Rabies, parvo and distemper are killers. Prognosis with treatment is poor. I vaccinate for those. Lepto and coronavirus can be treated. If the vaccines were safe and effective, I would use them. Lepto is a bacterial infection. The vaccine for it has been known to kill puppies. The vaccine is not effective on many different strains. I will encourage people to reconsider use of this vaccine. The reason it is pushed is because Lepto is a disease that can effect humans. Coronavirus can be treated. The vaccine has caused issues in puppies. Treat the symptoms if the dog contracts the illness, it is safer than giving them the vaccine.

I think I mentioned tick disease earlier in this thread. Without a necropsy there is really no telling what caused this puppy to die. With a necropsy, the results can still be inconclusive. It was a terrible tragedy.
12-08-2012 12:10 PM
harmony With swelling I think there are a few things that come to mind and a few things that could be ruled out. Who is to say, and this was all new to your vet right? Vets are like doctors they do the best they can with what they know and have, still high regards to them!
Sometimes self education can come in very handy, have you thought on getting any books and reading up on what you want and how to get the best of it?
12-08-2012 11:44 AM
msvette2u Please be aware that there's a ton of controversy surrounding the use of nosodes.

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Like many others, I was excited too however, as I began to read and learn more about homeopathy, I made the personal decision not to use nosodes "instead of" vaccines. I don't feel that they work very reliably at all, and I consider the repeated administration of nosodes in a healthy animal to be dangerous. After all, you are introducing the energy of a disease, over and over and over, in an effort to prevent that disease. I personally feel that you can cause many of the same problems with nosodes used in this fashion as you do with vaccines!

I truly believe that the repeated administration of nosodes on a preventative schedule is dangerous and WILL induce disease in your dogs! Giving the epidemic remedy, be it a nosode or some other remedy, after exposure or during an outbreak, once or twice, will possibly be protective. But to put dogs on a regular schedule of prevention, giving the nosodes over and over, is superstition and is "from a place of fear or lack of understanding." Dr. Bernstein
12-08-2012 11:33 AM
carmspack I have information that after thorough testing Lepto nosodes are as , MORE effective than vaccinations against , so much so that the pharmaceutical companies are vying for rights to market them - replacing convential vaccination with nosode treatment. Leptospirosis In Dogs: Homeopathic Solutions
12-07-2012 04:48 PM
pyratemom I have no insight as to the reason you lost your beloved pup but I do send my sincere condolences. It is so hard to see them sick and do everything you can think of to help but then to lose them in the end. May you meet again at the rainbow bridge

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12-07-2012 04:14 PM
Olivers mama
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With this I agree...especially since India is a place we know nothing about. For all we know, Lepto is a huge factor over there, although here we avoid that one (in our area).

What works in your little corner of the world may not work in another person's.

To the OP, discuss with your vet the need for lepto and corona. It is my understanding that corona is a puppy illnesses and puppies over 6-8 weeks are not susceptible, and again that's for us here in the US.

Things might be different over there.

I'd be much more concerned about the possibility of tick-borne illness and also this should be discussed with your vet, as medications that work here may not work over there.

You may want to use tick repellent in your yard as well, and avoid areas that are known for having ticks.

I do think finding a different vet would be helpful.
You hit this one right on the head, msvette!! I'm not afraid of vaccines as much as I am of ticks & fleas - esPECially ticks. And the closer you are to the equator, the bigger these beasts are. The fact that 2 ticks were found on the pup, together with a stupid (IMO) vet, I'm more inclined to think it was a tick.

About 3 years ago, we almost lost my wonderful mom-in-law. She'd been bitten by a tick while working in her garden. 14 days in the hospital - 11 of which she still does not remember. I got on the horn with 2 of my sis-in-laws & begged them to have her tested for Lyme disease. One of them pinned the doc against the wall & inSISted she be tested. (my kinda person ). Sure enough - ticks caused it.

So I'm waaay more concerned with the bugs... Now, if we could just copme up with a 'test' to determine whether or not you have a good vet!
12-07-2012 03:01 PM
msvette2u
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I'm very sorry about Ranger. Before you bring anything else into the house, disinfect thoroughly. Find yourself another vet.

Wow - am amazed at all the calls for limited vaccines or certain ones not to be given at all. I wish you'd be a tad more careful before spewing personal (not scientific) views on vaccines. Particularly with a new OP. From a country with viruses/medical anomolies we know nothing about. I understand the Move to Avoid Vaccines. May not agree, but I understand. Still, telling people not to vaccinate is dangerous - even for a computer forum. IMHO only.
With this I agree...especially since India is a place we know nothing about. For all we know, Lepto is a huge factor over there, although here we avoid that one (in our area).

What works in your little corner of the world may not work in another person's.

To the OP, discuss with your vet the need for lepto and corona. It is my understanding that corona is a puppy illnesses and puppies over 6-8 weeks are not susceptible, and again that's for us here in the US.

Things might be different over there.

I'd be much more concerned about the possibility of tick-borne illness and also this should be discussed with your vet, as medications that work here may not work over there.

You may want to use tick repellent in your yard as well, and avoid areas that are known for having ticks.

I do think finding a different vet would be helpful.
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