|Today 02:21 PM|
|selzer||Following Tyson's progress, and still hoping and praying for him.|
|Today 02:10 PM|
My dog has recovered fully from the neuro stage, it took a while though. It does not have to be a death sentence.
I initially though it was the usual URI and did not separate my dogs. They were vaccinated and none of them got the disease. I was told that the virus, unlike the parvo virus, dies very quickly, within minutes, outside of the host. You should certainly wash your hands before handling another dog.
|Today 01:21 PM|
|Daisy&Lucky's Mom||Continued prayers and thoughts for Tyson. I have no knowledge about dystemper so no advice butTyson sounds like a fighter and so do you.|
|Today 01:14 PM|
I have to cut him a "bit" of slack with down and stay. He can't snap to attention he
wobbles to a stay to balance and he knows down but getting up is a hassle so I accept a sit or down with a stay.
Other than that pure GSD! So you can't do the poor baby thing and cut back on training! And he can move lighting fast without problems if conditions meriti it! He actually caught a baby bird in a field!!! Nesting ground did not know birds were there. Three dogs and Rocky got a bird?? WTH???
I don't "know" if he can spread the virus now, I kinda don't thing so.
How is he doing today?
|Today 11:08 AM|
|maxdog630||still thinking and praying for you..|
|Today 10:59 AM|
Have you taken him off additional electrolytes?
If he is drinking and eating normally then remove electrolytes...could be too much sodium.
If drinking too much this could dilute, so not enough.
You need to do a urinalysis, not sure which one, but you want the noted mentioned.
Could be imbalance in diet if not getting calcium along with phosphorus (meat only diet)
Could be ear infection too....could be all of the above.
Blood test - CBC and chem screen (you want a comprehensive screen, not just a basic wellness test)
|Today 05:53 AM|
If i were to visit a friend with a with a dog will he get distemper from Tyson?
Like, virus gets transfered to me, i go to the house, dog comes to me, inhales or gets infected???
It's been bugging me for a while. If i see a dog, i change the side of the road, i have avoided dogs in my neighbor who get's couple of biscuits each everyday from me. None of my friends ( all of them a dog owner) are allowed to visit Tyson. Tyson has been inside or compund ( fairly large) for a month.
Yesterday i was on a meat shop, buying meat like everyday and a couple was carrying a puppy, maybe 2-3 months old Japanese Spitz and came behind me, i freaked out and almost shouted at them, they looked shocked when i told them to get their dog to hospital for vaccination and never take your dog outside until the dose is complete.
The whole distemper thingy is getting into my head.
Lots of people out there, trying to make buck out of vaccination, poor people they think they are safe once vaccinated. Korean vaccine, expired vaccine, badly stored vacciine....you dodge one you will get hit my another..for sure.
|Today 05:42 AM|
We are praying that it is anything else rather than the second stage... i was happy and still happy to care him for rest of his life, cleaning nose, wiping ass...a wobble will not make me change my mind, just praying that it is not the second stage.
I was in shock when he referred to put him down, could't bear the news..wife was crying, sis was crying, Tyson layin on the table with red eyes.. If they tells me "see we told you to put him to sleep!" tomorrowo, well, let's say its been almost a month since i went to my Zym and punched heavy bag, i'll make him into one, right there. and let Tyson prance around him, may be wobble around him, but he is coming back home with me.
We have done a lot, my family have done a lot, Tyson had come a long way to give up now. he is not in pain, he is not suffering, we are swinging until the end.
I just wanted to hear that it can be xxx, or it can be yyy...we just do not want it to be Distemper- second stage.
Rocky and Molly are very fortunate to have you.
Does he still wobble? Right now, it is manageable, he runs, walks, does everything as normal, he misses going outside our gate but it wouldn't kill him.
|Today 04:55 AM|
Inner ear infection can cause balance problems but... yeah. It could effect his balance but the swaying and weakness not likely.
I was told with Rocky it was a birth defect? For all I know it could have been the exact same thing you have??
But don't panic if he has "wobblers" it's not the end! He won't be an IPO dog but he can still be a very good dog!
Stay on the ABX to fight the secondary infection! I think 'maybe"it could go to the brain it doesn't have to, maybe the damage is already done? Just keep doing what your doing and watch him. If it is "wobblers" he'll make adjustments in how he moves.
Long as he is not in pain and if I'm right he won't be. He will still be the happy dog you knew before! And I'd take a 'Wobbly dog I love vs a gone dog I love any day of the week!
If he is going in to the vet, see what they have to say. But don't let them tell you "see we told you to put him to sleep!"
I'm sure Rocky's original owners had that discussion in 2007! I'm glad they said no!
|Today 02:50 AM|
The more i research, the more i read...it feels like starting of the second stage, neuron stage??? I think it starts with the spinal cord and then it gets to Brain??
Can't describe how i am feeling right now. I think i will take rest of the day off and head home to stay with my boy.
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