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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2016, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Our Amazing Journey with Duke SHOULD NOT Be Over

Today has been one week since we lost our wonderful boy of 8yrs. The pain is Still so unbearable. We have came to the site several times wanting to post our loss but couldn't because it just felt like when this is done its real and just trying to hold on to what's left.
Duke at 8 1/2 year old was so active, healthy, and non stop. We took him to his vet of 8 years for a very minor skin irritation actually had healed but just for precautions wanted to make sure.
We took him in on tuesday and she checked him out and agreed it was ok just wanted to give him some medication for allergies along with his bravecto and heart guard.
We arrived home and he ate gave him his meds and bravecto like the vet said to do. She said there were no interactions and would be fine.
On Wednesday we noticed he was really lazy and just passed it off as not being use to the medications.
By Thursday morning he could not stand up called the vet asked about the meds they said NO WAY IT COULD BE THE MEDICATIONS.
Knowing it could we called another vet they said bring him in. He found that Duke was so severely anemic he was 4 points from a blood transfusion. He stayed over night for IV and testing. Friday morning I called as soon as they opened and the vet called back within 10 mins and told us our baby boy had passed from liver failure due to the medication mixture moments before he called.
Basically our baby died of an overdose combined with bravecto, heart guard, and 3 other medications.
His vet of 8 years still says no way it could have. But we know it was.
The second vet had done X Rays, needle aspiration, major blood panels and there were no tumors no internal bleeding nothing. He said his heart, lungs, and all was in great condition.
It hurts so bad knowing he would have still been here had we just not took him.
Our baby was perfectly fine running, playing, and then 61 hours later he was gone. The guilt and pain we feel is so unbearable.
Duke was not a dog he was family. So loyal, proud, always knew where everyone was at all times, he was our protector for 8 years never failing us a day in his life. We failed to protect him. We never got to say good bye or look Into those big Brown eyes that told us everything we needed to know. We are so numb and lost with out him. The day he left us is the day we realized what unconditional love truely was. We will forever hold you in our hearts baby boy.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-18-2016, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Until We Meet Again Our Friend
Duke 10/01/2007 ~ 03/18/2016
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I'm so very sorry for your loss.

I think you should report this to your state's vet board.
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Thank you it hurts more than we ever realized. Yes that will be done after we find our way back. After we came home from picking him up Friday I called and told them we were burying our baby. No one ever called us to say they were sorry. However the 2nd vet did call us on Monday letting us know they had called him multiple times wanting Dukes records which he said they would not get. Then 5 days after he was gone she called not sympathetic in no way basically wanted to let us know she had contacted him but he wouldn't release his records to them. They didn't even call and ask us if they could get his records. They will never get them. We told them all we wanted was for them to acknowledge this is what took him from us. She Still says NO WAY!

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I'm so sorry

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I feel so bad for you.

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I am so sorry....I am sitting here with tears in my eyes.....I just can't imagine this kind of stupidity on a vets part - actually I can....I spent 4 years at vet school putting my ex through and worked for years in hospitals....there is just so much blind trust in that DVM/VMD after someone's name.....I fight and argue and even dictate with puppy people who want to give all kinds of vaccines and meds...

I know it is no consolation - but again, I am so so so sorry...

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That is terrible I am sorry for your loss. RIP Duke

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So very sorry for your loss.

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Oh no I am so sorry to hear. What a terrible loss.
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