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SURVEY:  For those folks who have either lost a beloved pet or had their pet's health damaged/compromised after a visit to their veterinarian, you are invited to participate in an ongoing informational survey which will be posted on the site: http://rimadyldeath.com.  The purpose of this survey is to provide information on the Internet for all to see regarding the ongoing death/damage toll after veterinarian visits, as well as to provide readers with true experience stories regarding what veterinarians are telling pet owners for the page titled: "VET TAILS", in order to get some insights via "patterns" into general veterinarian care. To participate in this survey, just copy/paste the complete blank survey form provided here, fill in your own responses and e-mail it directly to: GingerLSanchez@aol.com:

Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: [you have the option to remain totally anonymous if you have any concerns/fears about retaliation/harassment, personal safety, etc.]

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:

4: The approximate date of the event:

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form: 

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]: 

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects: 

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: 

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? 

12: If you question the truth/accuracy of anything your veterinarian told you about your pet's health, etc., you may use this area to "air" your doubts/concerns: 

13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?: 


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: [Rather not provide]

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Johnny/Cat/short hair, white/albino, male, 13

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:  HeartGard - Merial

4: The approximate date of the event:
 
5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: My cat, Johnny, was 10 years old, healthy, and entirely an indoor pet when a new veterinarian told me he had heartworm larvae which could develop into full blown heartworm if not nipped in the bud.  He gave him HeartGard.  I knew this diagnosis was wrong the second I heard it.  Johnny, an indoor cat all his life, couldn't possibly have heartworm.  He had no risk factors for it.  But the nagging question, "what if I'm wrong and he comes down with the disease?" scared me to death and made me give him those pills against all my better judgement.  

Heartgard is a six month treatment that you give in doses of one pill per month.  The first pill made him lethargic and cranky.  The second pill, he threw up ten minutes after taking it.  I never gave him a third.  Within a week, Johnny was having seizures. Over time, up to 3 and 4 a day. 

I knew in my bones it was the HeartGard that did this to him.  Within ten minutes of the first seizure, I learned on the internet what the veterinarian never mentioned:  There is no cure for heartworm in cats.  The known remedies are strictly for dogs, though some have been packaged for cats.  The active ingredient (ivermectin) is a known causative of seizures and brain damage in cats.

Johnny was put on Valium.  (Another poor choice I learned later, as the proper drug for cats with seizures is Phenobarbitol).  After three years on Valium, Johnny died from liver disease- a known side effect of prolonged Valium use.  If he'd never taken Valium, Johnny might still be here.  I have no doubt, he would never have had to take Valium if he'd never taken that HeartGard.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: New York

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  No information at all.  Just prescribed it.

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  NEVER!

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: Tooth/gum disease.

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug? [see above at #5]

12: Permission to post email address with Survey?:  Rather not.


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Informational Internet Survey

1: state your e-mail address: ZBirdBrain@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Slater “Puppy Boy”/Canine/Weimaraner/8
 
3: what 'drug' your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, etc.] that resulted in an ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:  Rimadyl
 
4: the approximate date of the event: October 19, 2002 
 
5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: Slater had been diagnosed with cancer and was given rimadyl chewable on October 18, 2002. Shortly after the first dose he had what we quickly realized was a seizure and a second one a few moments later. The next morning I discussed it with the vet and he assured me the drug did not cause seizures. That afternoon, shortly after giving the second dose he began having very severe cluster seizures. He never came back from the seizures. We had no choice but to euthanize him. 
Severe seizures, insatiable thirst and appetite, very sweet pooch displayed uncontrollable food aggression for the first time in his life, lethargic, kept walking into things then became unable to walk at all - death by euthanasia - October 20, 2002
 
6: what State this occurred in: Florida
 
7: whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:
Nothing was discussed with me and no written information was provided. After the first seizure I told the vet the seizure occurred shortly after the first dose of chewable rimadyl and asked if rimadyl could have caused it. The vet assured me it did not and said the drug was safe. Then he prescribed Phenobarbitol for the seizures.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., <http://www.srdogs.com/>, etc.]:
I suspected it from the beginning but had no choice but to use it. Several months later I started seeing articles on the internet about Rimadyl. It was then that I knew my boy went before he had to (was taken from me) because I trusted my vet’s professional opinion.      
 
9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:
NO and I even questioned it but was not given accurate information. After reading the letter from the FDA dated a few YEARS before this tragedy I must assume this vet either knew and wouldn’t admit it or he totally neglected his responsibility to stay informed about such matters. Am I to believe that he nor any of his partners or staff read any of the magazines that are published especially for veterinarians or that none of those magazines published any articles about it? Did the manufacturer of Rimadyl issue a warning to their customers - the vets?  Since the vet denied any connection between rimadyl and the seizures this case was NOT reported.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
What first seemed to be some minor swelling turned out to be a tumor. Slater didn’t have much more time to be with us. Every moment with him was precious to us. We were making sure his final days were happy ones. We took him to his favorite places and all of his little buddies got the opportunity to say good-bye to their big, beloved friend. He probably only had a few more weeks or maybe a couple of months left at the very most. It saddens me because I truly believe precious time with our sweet little boy was taken away from us by this drug.
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug? Slater was given one dose of Rimadyl Friday night and had two seizures. We took him back to the vet Saturday morning and were assured the drug is safe. We gave Slater a second dose Saturday afternoon. Shortly after that he began having severe cluster seizures.  His condition deteriorated so badly in less than twenty-four hours it was obvious there was no chance of him recovering. Although he was still breathing we knew our cherished floppy eared child was gone. He was euthanized the following day.         
 
12: Permission to post email address with Survey?: Please Do
PLEASE Contact your State Legislators and ADVOCATE for informed consent laws and MANDATORY adverse event reporting.

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Informational Internet Survey

1: state your e-mail address: ZBirdBrain@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Mikey/Canine/Weimaraner/2 1/2
 
3: what 'drug' [or vaccination] was your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in an ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: 
Multiple Vaccines

 
4: the approximate date of the event:
First vaccinations November 14, 2002    
 
5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
(These symptoms appeared over a period of two years) The first time we saw Mikey he had a skin condition, the breeder (a veterinarian) said it was due to being in a kennel with a concrete floor. He said the concrete was constantly being sprayed with and it was not unusual for the puppies to get a rash. After examining Mikey our vet agreed with that statement. We continued with the puppy vaccination schedule. He received the last of the series of puppy vaccinations in February of 2003. He began having bouts of itchy paws. He would lick his paws until they were raw, bleeding and often so swollen that it was so painful he had difficulty walking. He was a very intelligent pup and was extremely easy to train. At approximately six months of age he began developing behavior problems and at one point was totally out of control even though we continued to attempt to train and control him. Then he began vomiting immediately after every meal. He had bouts of diarrhea and constipation. Then his skin broke out with what looked like a cross between hives and acne. His skin became dry and flaky, his fur became very coarse and fell out. He had a horrible odor about him even minutes after we bathed him. He was treated for ear infections on several occasions. His muscles deteriorated, he became very emaciated and weak. He was lethargic and could not tolerate exercise or cold. He lost weight because his appetite dissipated. He refused to drink water. He had episodes where he seemed to be very spacey. Often times he suddenly appeared as if “the lights were on but no one was home.” The smallest scratch or scrape would result in a tremendous amount of bleeding. One day he had a very small scratch / cut on his paw, it was so small we couldn't even find it but there was so much blood on our kitchen floor it literally looked like a crime scene. His nose became dry and crusty and it would crack and bleed if we did not keep oil on it. He became very clingy and insisted on one of us being with him at all times. It wasn't enough for us to be in the same room, one of us actually had to be touching him or he would tremble uncontrollably. At times, while resting he would breath hard as if he had been running and I could see his chest pounding with every heartbeat. Even being aware of all these symptoms the vets kept telling us his problem was “allergies” and continued to “treat” him accordingly. Mikey’s condition grew worse and worse. As of this date Mikey was treated by a total of NINE vets. Out of those nine vets only ONE was able to accurately diagnose and treat him. I am forced to believe that I have either witnessed an extremely rare medical case or I have witnessed one of the veterinary community's best kept dirty little secrets. 

 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:
Florida
 
7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form: 
Nothing was ever discussed with me and no written information was provided. In fact, In September of 2003, Mikey began vomiting profusely after every meal. He couldn't even drink water without it upsetting his stomach. We took him to the vet. The vet instructed us to wait in the room while he took Mikey down the hall for an x-ray. He came back and discussed the x-ray with us and recommended exploratory stomach surgery. He neglected to tell us that while our pup was having an x-ray he had taken the liberty of vaccinating our SICK pup five months early and without our knowledge. Mikey had already been fully vaccinated and was up to date with ALL of his vaccinations. The shot record was in his file! I believe the almighty $$$$ prompted that action.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]: 
After eight vets and spending a small fortune on vet bills and drugs I could see that Mikey’s condition was only getting worse. I got on the internet and began researching his symptoms with hope of finding some answers and saving his life. I hit the jackpot! There's an incredible amount of information out there. I read some articles written by vets on the subject of vaccinosis. I contacted one of those vets and scheduled an appointment. Mikey was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease, hemophilia, severe allergies and liver & pancreatic disorders. We have the lab and the pathology reports to support this diagnosis. The vet discussed vaccine injuries with us and indicated that he does believe vaccine caused Mikey’s autoimmune system to stop functioning properly. Although Mikey was diagnosed with five different disorders they are nothing more than mere symptoms of a damaged autoimmune system, a condition that can manifest itself in many different forms.  
 
9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:
NO! I was never even told about any possible side effects or that any of those shots were optional. One vet was bold enough to vaccinate him without ever even discussing it with us. The rabies vaccination is required by law so legally I would have been forced to agree to that one. Mikey cannot and will not ever be vaccinated again even for rabies because there is a very high probability that it would kill him. He has a letter of exemption from our vet and extremely well trained humans who will fight with a vengeance to protect him.   
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Mikey had been given the first of his puppy vaccinations before we brought him home. We did not know he was already showing signs of a reaction to the vaccine and neither did the vet so we continued with the recommended vaccination schedule for puppies. (This all took place over a period of two years.) Yes, it took that long to find a vet who was knowledgeable and willing to discuss the truth about Mikey’s mysterious illness. Originally he was seen for the initial puppy check up and routine vaccinations. Then he was examined by several vets because of severe itching problems. After that he was seen by many vets (total of NINE) for a multitude of symptoms displayed at various times. Mikey is now 2 ˝ years old and is still undergoing treatment.
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug? Over a two year period he had over twenty symptoms. The question about the impact it had on his health/life is a loaded one! It's very complicated. Although he has won the battle for his life he still lives in constant danger. One bite of the wrong food can cause a major setback. Then, as you will see there are other much more serious threats to his life that can be eliminated but I can't do it alone. 
 
His health continues to be an ongoing issue and probably will be for the rest of his life. He is still undergoing treatment. He cannot be vaccinated again or he will most likely die. He can't eat any packaged foods because of the preservatives. He can’t tolerate flea control products. He seemed to be allergic to most of the prescriptions he was given (with the exception of steroids) again I assume that is partially due to the additives and preservatives. I feel his life is in constant danger because our lawmakers have neglected to make adequate provisions to protect sick and elderly companion animals (see note below - disturbing information). 
 
Note: Mikey has been through a horrible ordeal. We suffered constant mental anguish for many, many months and have paid tremendous vet bills in an effort to save the boy’s life. (Keep in mind the rabies virus is transmitted through saliva.) Just when we thought the battle was over we learned that due to the County Codes where we live if Mikey ever so much as scratches a human while playing and with NO vicious intent he will be confiscated and taken to Animal Control to serve a ten day quarantine. A vaccinated dog would be allowed to serve the ten day quarantine at home but they will confiscate my sick dog because he is not vaccinated - they know he is not vaccinated because he is SICK. They feel his unvaccinated status clearly justifies their decision to classify him as a potentially rabid animal. (What happened to the part about he has to bitten by a rabid animal in order to get the disease? This dog NEVER goes outside without his human and has no contact with wildlife or stray animals.) If Animal Control ever confiscated him he would be exposed to potentially diseased animals. He would be fed dog food and it would make him vomit profusely and if he survives they WILL vaccinate him before relinquishing him to us. Animal Control knows the vaccine packaging states that the product “can be safely administered to HEALTHY ANIMALS" they are aware this pup has a compromised immune system, they know a vet who is licensed by the State of Florida has issued documentation stating that vaccinating this pup could be detrimental to his health. Even though they know there is absolutely no chance of our dog having the rabies virus and their actions could and probably would kill our beloved pup they DO NOT CARE. They will jeopardize my pup’s life in the name of “rabies prevention” knowing there is absolutely NO possibility of this pup being exposed to the disease. To my knowledge this State has NO LAWS protecting sick and elderly companion animals but many Counties are much more civilized than the one I reside in. The State does have a clause allowing for letters of exemption but the ONLY thing that does in this County is spare us from being fined for noncompliance. It offers no protection in the event of a bite/scratch incident even if it is a very minor injury that was inflicted accidentally. This county will not issue a dog tag unless the dog is vaccinated. Dogs must wear a county tag or remain confined in a kennel or structure at ALL times. It is illegal for me to walk my dog on leash in my own yard so he can piddle. That sounds like our local lawmakers are advocating animal abuse/neglect in my opinion. If he can’t go out in his yard to potty I’m sure exercise is illegal as well.  I urge you to check your state and local laws. If adequate provisions have not been made by your lawmakers to protect sick and elderly companion animals contact your State Legislators and ADVOCATE. Our furry family members rely on us to be their voices. 
 
12: Permission to post email address with Survey?:
Please Do

Contact your State Legislators and ADVOCATE for informed consent laws and MANDATORY adverse event reporting. If you are thinking “that could never happen to my dog, he’s as healthy as can be” THINK AGAIN. Even healthy pets can suffer fatal adverse drug reactions without warning.
 
Ginger, thank you so much for all you've done. I sat and cried while I typed my responses to your questions and I'm sure many others did the same. You have given me this wonderful opportunity to share my boys' tragedies with the world. It is my sincere hope this information will be helpful to someone out there who has or is struggling like I did in search of answers.


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address:   forbandit@care2.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Bandit/dog/collie mix/male/3 yrs 11 months

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:  Rimadyl/Pfizer

4: The approximate date of the event: August 30, 2004 – Rimadyl prescribed

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: Bandit was already on phenobarbitual for two years due to grand mal seizures.  The orthopedist knew that and still prescribed Rimadyl.  On October 2, 2004, we rushed Bandit to the ER because his abdomen was swollen.  After many tests, stomach tappings and a about a thousand dollars on vet bills, Bandit was put to sleep on October 27, 2004.

It wasn’t until afterwards that I heard that Rimadyl could cause liver problems.  My complaint is that the orthopedist knew he was on the seizure medication and still prescribed this drug.  Bandits liver enzymes were usually normal up to that point (he had blood work done about every three months to keep an eye on it).  Pfizer advises against prescribing Rimadyl under these circumstances.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:  Pennsylvania

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  No warning was provided.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:   Learned about dangers afterwards.

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:   No!

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Weakness in hindquarters.

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?   Fatal

12: Permission to post email address with Survey?:   Yes.


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: shaggy5@comcast.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Trixie/dog/weimaraner/female/4 mos.

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: first dose of puppy shots all at once and rabies

4: The approximate date of the event: 03/09/05

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: swelling and benedryl is not helping it keeps getting worse

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: crestwood, Illinois

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  just general side affects that could occur all together

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:  experienced it

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  not if i knew it was going to be this bad... my poor baby... and won't be getting anything other than rabies from now on!!!

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  vaccines       

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?  don't know still waiting for when it will be over

12: Permission to post email address with Survey?: yes


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: aiwager@msn.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Dog/Lab Mix/ female/11

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: Rimadyl.

4: The approximate date of the event: 03/04/2003

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: Sluggish gait, inability to eat, difficulty with bowel moments and accidents in the house. Reversion to "puppy" like behavior-tearing things up etc. Later, complete refusal of all food, falling over etc. The day she died she woke up and ate. I thought is was a miracle, then we went outside to go to the bathroom and she was hemorrhaging blood from her rectum. She also had purple spots under her skin.  We drove her to the vet and put her to sleep. The vet said that she was likely in late stages of cancer. One month earlier she was an active, happy dog with lots of energy. The sicker she got the more rimadyl she was given. The doctor said that the Rimadyl would make her feel better then she would eat. I WAS NEVER TOLD ANYTHING ABOUT A POSSIBLE DRUG REACTION! Her death was based on the assumption of cancer. Since I trusted my vets judgement, I never requested an autopsy , she was cremated. Now that I see the pattern of secrecy among the veterinary community , I question whether I would have gotten the truth even if we had done and autopsy. All I have now is a photo and an urn that sits on my piano. If she had lived she would of moved with us to our new house on 12 acres. I was so excited for her thinking of all the fun she was going to have on all that land. She had been with us through thick and thin.  Never to be rewarded. She died on 03/28/2003. we moved to our new house on May 1st 2003 without her, thanks to rimadyl and the ignorance of the vet to see the adr.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: New Paltz , New York

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  NEVER!

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:  Local New, then Internet research.

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  No way!

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Annual exam, Stiffness.

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?  Within a month she was dead.

12: Permission to post email address with Survey?:  absolutely. Tell everyone you can! Roxy is at rainbows bridge now.http://rainbowsbridge.com/residents/Roxy002/resident.HTM


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: [you have the option to remain totally anonymous if you have any concerns/fears about retaliation/harassment, personal safety, etc.]  Joyttt@verizon.net         

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:   Twink’e / Dog  / Cocker Spaniel / 5 years 6 months / Female

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: Rabies

4: The approximate date of the event: January 29, 2005

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: She developed cataracts in both eyes within 48 hours of the injection.  She also developed a cyst where the injection went in.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: Wisconsin, USA

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:   No the vet did not inform me of the risks.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:   Internet research

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  The vets have recommended she not be vaccinated again, however state law is mandatory.  If in 3 years I can’t get the law to allow exemptions she will not be licensed.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Vaccination

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Yes she has developed cataracts could lose her sight.

12: If you question the truth/accuracy of anything your veterinarian told you about your pet's health, etc., you may use this area to "air" your doubts/concerns: No I do not blame our vet . . .  I blame the fact that due to all her allergies we weren’t allowed to choose an informed decision.

13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?:   Yes



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