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Each one of the ADEs turned in to me for the ADE Survey has its own unique horror story of needless suffering and grief behind the "statistics" -  this page is dedicated to all of those beloved pets who died and/or were damaged with the FDA/CVM's approval and endorsement of corporate greed,  aided and abetted by the silent veterinarians. 

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.  - Joseph Stalin  (1879 - 1953)
The dead cannot cry out for justice ; it is the duty of the living to do so for them.  - Lois McMaster Bujold 

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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?: 


#1====================================
1: state your e-mail address: "mailto:flyballgirl@charter.net"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Augie/canine/australian shepherd/almost 5
 
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: Proheart 6 - Weyth/Ft Dodge

4: the approximate date of the event: April 4, 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, etc.] - please list
ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inability to walk, thrombocytopenia, lesions, lethargic, loss of appetite, death - August 7, 2003

6: what State this occurred in: Wisconsin

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:
No mention whatsoever

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
a friend informed me and then i started doing research on the internet

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:
absolutely not

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
annual vaccinations (which i will no longer do, but that is another story), this vet was closer than my "real" vet as i had recently moved i was required to sign a gag order with ft dodge due to acceptance of money that paid about half of augie's expenses, i did this to give him every chance at survival, in the end i lost him on my birthday, august 7, 2003,
Meri
Wee Ree
Luke CGC,AKC/ASCA CD,FD,FDX,FDCH
Augie CGC,FD,FDX,FDCH,FM,FMX,FMCH
We miss you Augie, forever in our hearts
If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again
 
LOVE DOGS? - BEWARE OF PROHEART 6 - GET THE FACTS
"
http://www.thepetguardian.com/"
"
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/moxidectin/moxidectinpage.html" - Proheart 6 or moxidectin
 
#2=======================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:llatinette@aol.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Josie-Beagle-around 8 Yrs old-Female
 
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: PFIZER------Rimadyl
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Around 2 years ago.
 
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:
Liver Failure-Lethargic-Wouldn't eat.

6: what State this occurred in: Palm Harbor, 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:
NO HE DID NOT

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
After she died ---SRDOGS.COM

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 WAY

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Stiffness
 
This survey is being taken to provide the reporter with some statistics for a possible story on the problem of veterinarians continuing to fail to provide pet owners with this information, so it's very important that the survey results be short BUT COMPLETE and to the point. Thank you. Ginger Sanchez
 
Thank you, Ginger. I am forwarding this message to many folks I have been in touch with over the years, who may also want to participate, but who are not members of doghealth2. I am asking them to send the information to you. Thank you for doing this survery.
Kind regards,
Jean
(Always for George - Always for the Rimadyl Dogs) do
 
#3=======================================
Message: 13
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:16:24 -0000
From: "Judie" <
judie895@msn.com>
Subject: Re: URGENT REQUEST- Adverse Drug Reactions
 
1: state your e-mail address: judie895@msn.com

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Chestnutbelle,15 year old
Labrador Retriever, female
 
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// Phzier
 
4: the approximate date of the event: January 1, 2004

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:
appetite loss, swollen abdomen, after day 10 on Rimdadyl, a severe seizure and
stroke that took my best friend from me. I am lost without her and
watching her die was a nightmare I can not get past...
 
6: what State this occurred in: NH
 
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:
NO

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
on the internet after Chestnutbelle died.

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:
NEVER

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
a small ump under her front left leg that was to be removed asap, due to the holidays, Jan. 5, 2004, She started the medicine Dec.19th and went down hill until she died New Years Day...
 
NOTE: In a message dated 8/12/2004 10:04:12 AM Eastern Daylight Time, judie895@msn.com writes:  I can not cuy snf paste this message, also I do not know where I am suppose to put it. I will check out our Doghealth2 website. I had to go into my vets office last week, Chestnutbelle died from a stroke after 10 days on Rimadyl, New Years Day, the senior dogs website printed my story. HE HAD ON A RIMADYL DOCTOR SHIRT, I really believe it was a big slap in the face as his wife knew I was coming in. The vets are daring us to do something and I would like to. They still have not even said they where sorry that Chestnutbelle died, they have treated me awful since she died and Phzier drug called their office and wanted a neropsy, she had been in the freezer since Thusday as it was a holiday week-end, and they called him Monday, he said he could not do one , she was too frozen and it would only show a stroke.I was going into the hospital at noon that day for a DandC, Cancer of the uterus is the suspected culprit and now I am waiting for the results. His wife was more rude them him and she is the receptionist. I live out in the country and need a countryvet to make housecalls, I have 8 labs and have not been able to find a new vet. I do not know what to do. Thank you.
NOTE: Message: 15
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:30:16 -0000
From: "Judie" <
judie895@msn.com>
Subject: Chestnutbelle had a stroke from Rimadyl
 
--- In doghealth2@yahoogroups.com, "Judie" <judie895@m...> wrote:
> --- In
doghealth2@yahoogroups.com, LuSwinton@a... wrote:
I forgot to mention that Chestnutbelle was a victim of Rimadyl and a vet that did not think it was necessary to do blood work or tell me about the side effects of this drug, especially on a 15 year old labrador retriever. I had to find out on the internet when she died, day 10 of this Rimadyl drug....The vet is still in denial sporting a new Rimadyl tee shirt when I wnet in the office on Aug 9. I am waiting for it to be put as the name of his BOAT>>>
Judie and Chestnuts Friends in NH
 
NOTE: [2nd report/partial duplication]
Message: 5 Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 20:03:51 -0000
From: "Judie" <
judie895@msn.com>
Subject: answers to survey
1: state your e-mail address:
judie895@msn.com 
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Chestnutbelle,canine,
Labrador Retriever, female, 15 years young...

 
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: New Year Day, January 1, 2004
 
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:
swollen stomach, loss of appetite, lethargy, stumbling over, finally massive seizure and stroke with severe damage, euthanized day 11 of Rimadyl, in
excellent health before rimdyl given...
 
6: what State this occurred in: New Hampshire
 
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:
NO, he said it was safer than asprin, no tests were needed

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
WEB, ASPCA's poison Control Center, dog health 2 and senior dogs, after Chestnut died...

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:
NEVER
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
A small harmless lump under her left arm that was bothering her when she
walked and causing her discomfort, it was to be removed asap after
the holiday, Jan. 5, 2004 was the soonest surgery could be schduled.
 
#4====================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:Kimmie651@aol.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Meggin/Canine/English Setter/female/6yrs. (at time of incident-death)
 
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: April 1998

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:
lethargy,lack of appetite, vomiting, jaundice(liver failure) She'd only had it (Rimadyl) for 10 days!!! After the liver failure, she also became diabetic (pancreas involvement?) as well, before she died.

6: what State this occurred in: Florida (we wintered there)
 
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:
Rimadyl was fairly new on the market then, but we discussed it,(I'd seen a Pfizer ad on TV during the Westminster Dog Show for the new "miracle drug"), and we did run a full blood/chem panel prior to use, of which the results were fine.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
after it happened-www.srdogs.com & Jean Townshend(she had lost her beloved George)

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:
Absolutely NOT

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
She had a small peri-anal growth, but while there I mentioned a slight lameness in left foreleg and that was why we tried the Rimadyl
 
#5==================================
1: state your e-mail address:
jdnollar@yahoo.com

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Jezebelle, female Black Lab, 6 years at time of incident
 
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, Pfizer

4: the approximate date of the event: December 30, 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:
Jezebelle's symptoms that I observed were loss of
appetite, vomiting, lethargy. By the time I got her to
the vet, her liver was beginnning to shut down and she
was jaundice. She had been taking the medicine for 2
1/2 weeks.
 
6: what State this occurred in: California
 
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:
I did not receive any information regarding the
possible side effects of the medication.

 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com,etc/.]:
I found the Senior Dog site that stated the side effects of Rimadyl.
 
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:
I would have NEVER given the medication to my dog had I known the side effects and the frequency that the side effects occur. After doing much research after the fact, I was completely taken back that the drug is still being prescribed.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
I took Jezebelle to the vet because she was having problems with her hip. She was having stiffness in her hip joints and difficulty getting up. She was no longer playful and didn't have the energy a dog her age should have. I thought I needed to do something to make her better. Instead, I was unintentionally
poisioning my dog.

#6=====================================
1: state your e-mail address:
sampson3@earthlink.net
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Sam/canine/Rottweiler/F/almost 3 at time of death
 
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/Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:
Med given fall 1999, death in spring 2000 (illness during the time in-between)
 
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:
Liver failure. Symptoms included ascites, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, clotting problems, pancreatic problems. Resulted in death.
 
6: what State this occurred in: North Carolina
 
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:
I was not told ANY risks of this drug. It was portrayed as "doggie aspirin"
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects
of the drug [i.e.,
http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
some dog list, can’t remember — perhaps k9nutrition@yahoogroups. Then I found info at srdogs.com.
 
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:
Absolutely NOT. I will never us this drug every again and I am now super careful about requesting info on all meds I am given for my dog (or for me)
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Infected toenail. Yes, my dog died from a hurt toe.
 
#7=================================
From: "celia DANKS" <"
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doghealth2/post?postID=bm7VI_ZWHr-slVTOLRKji7Ssdk7Myv7wAaGlmpY2f5trj-noy_nmbTj4S73ByTCDCEnfXGjAM_ci_XEOAyHVxBo">
Date: Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:16 am
Subject: survey
 
1: state your e-mail address: "http://groups.yahoo.com/group/doghealth2/post?postID=WSbHSVSmEmyyMnQt8awCg3sBYfxsHiCFOvIPkebtDqdgQZaakyDo4tF5GCEprExFFRHYVHOQUd98NsYLsJCfmxKxrDUo"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Terrier, female, aged about 6 months when prescribed either Rimadyl or
Metacam.
 
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:
See above.
 
4: the approximate date of the event: About Feb' 2000
 
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:
Vomiting, seizures, head rubbing, already had a liver condition which was not tested for prior to medication - thus probably worsened the pre existing condition leading to eventual liver failure and consequently death.
 
6: what State this occurred in: GB.
 
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:
No warnings given, no insert in the medication pack, no pre blood work done.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects
of the drug [i.e.,
http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
Doghealth2 and srdogs site.
 
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 - absolutely NOT!
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Limping on front leg.
 
#8================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:Bigwhitedogs@direcway.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Wooley Nelson/canine/Great Pyrenees/Male/5 years
 
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 by Pfizer

4: the approximate date of the event: Began in late March 2002 and ended May 15, 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:
Black, tarry diarrhea, post surgical wound not clotting or remaining closed, severe depression, lack of mobility, incontinence, huge purple blotches all over body (bleeding into the skin), ulceration of body and mouth, death.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Washington
 
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:
None of the above at any time.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects
of the drug [i.e., "
http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]:
On the internet at srdogs site
 
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:
Absolutely NOT.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: Lame rear leg diagnosed as torn ligament needing surgery.
 
#9================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:Jochard@aol.com"

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Merlot / Black Lab / F/ 8 @ time of death
 
3: what 'drug' your pet was given Pfizer's Rimadyl
 
4: the approximate date of the event Jan 2002

5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of :
Listlessness, not eating, nausea, vomiting, liver failure, kidney damage, edema, death, etc.

6: what State this occurred in: FL

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:
We were not informed and wish we had had the printed handout that Pfizer said they gave all the Vets.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug: After my dog died, I went on line and researched lawsuits on this drug and found out about the "http://www.srdogs/" site and wrote to many who had responded. I then research the history of Rimadyl.

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, I don't trust that we are well informed enough by the drugs companies or Vets. We lost a beloved pet and family member.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
She was perfectly healthy except for a sprained muscle then they gave her Rimadyl for inflammation.
 
#10=================================
Message: 17
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 14:50:20 -0000
From: "gingerlsanchez" <
GingerLSanchez@aol.com>
Subject: RESPONSE- URGENT REQUEST- SURVEY
 
1: state your e-mail address: GingerLSanchez@Yahoo.com and GingerLSanchez@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
ROMI, canine, Rottweiler, spayed female, 7.5 years.
 
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 made by Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:
Rimadyl started 4/13/04; I stopped it on 4/20/04 DESPITE veterinarian's insistance that the drug be continued; 4/25/04 ROMI euthanized at an ER facility.
 
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:
lethargy, stopped eating, stopped drinking, 'spaced out', matted gunky eye, nystagmus [unnatural eye movements],dizziness, staggering then unable to walk at all, seizures [looked like the 'downer cows' on the 'mad cow videos' on tv], would not get out of her crate; per necropsy report: gastric ulceration, liver damage, kidney damage, adrenal gland damage, heart stenosis, spleen damage, pancreatic damage, possible small thyroid tumor, and pneumonia resulting from above.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Seattle, Washington
 
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:
NONE other than 'this will fix her right up'.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
http://www.srdogs.com/, on 4/20/04, AFTER it was too late.
 
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:
Absolutely NOT.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
For toenail clipping and updating of required vaccinations.
 
#11================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:stncldmama@aol.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Koty/Canine/Doberman/Male/3 at time of reaction; now 5

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/Pfizer

4: the approximate date of the event: December 15, 2002 1st day administered December 22 he began having reactions.

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:
Vomiting, swollen jaws, belly bruises, loss of appetite, lethargy in addition to others that occured during his ordeal. I was able to go down Pfizer's list and check almost every symptom they listed.

6: what State this occurred in: MO

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:
No - Note: This was an Animal Emergency Vet & not our personal Vet
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
srdogs.com & doghealth2 after he started bleeding from his eyes, nose & penis
 
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:
Absolutely NOT

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Had been running in the yard & was sore on his hind quarters and could not get up from the floor. We were fortunate to have Koty survive (almost $10,000 later) but he now suffers from permanent Kidney Damage and must eat Canine K/D and still takes medication to help blood flow through his kidneys.
in Honor of Koty - a Rimadyl Survivor
 
#12================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:trail1@ispwest.com"

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Ashley/Canine/Labrador/Female/11.5 Years

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 (Pfizer)

4: the approximate date of the event: April/May 2004

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:
Couldn’t Stand on Own and Seizures

6: what State this occurred in: Washington

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:
They only mentioned that some people did tests to check the liver first but not a high risk.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., "http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]:
Aside from the mild warning of the vet I learned from the internet about the down falls to late for my dogs sake.

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:
Had I known what I know now NO!

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Annual checkup and parvo/distemper cocktail. I mentioned she has had a troubled joint her whole life on her back leg and said I had been giving her aspirin and that seemed to be working fine. The vet said it was hard on the dogs system and since Ashley was nearly 12 years old I thought I would make the sacrifice to buy the recommended medicine and improve the quality of life for her for as long as she had left. Within a month of starting her on the Rimadyl, my companion since she was a little puppy was reduced to seizures,blindness and inability to stand on her own.
Rest in Peace my Sweet Sweet Ashley
 
#13================================
1.
silverlakests@msn.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Silver Lake's Medal of Honor

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, Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:  August 1, 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, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
Bloody diarrhea, destroyed liver, kidneys, pancreas, heart, necropsy was done to verify findings.

6: what State this occurred in: WA

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:
I was given nothing regarding this drug by the vet, infact it was dispensed by the office manager, not the vet tech or the vet.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
After Honor died I had a necrosy done, and the findings from that told me that Rimadyl was what killed him, he was on NO other medications, nor had
anything else changed in his life.

 
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:
ABSOLUTELY NOT

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Limping on right rear leg
 
#14================================
1: state your e-mail address:
randall@chem.umn.edu
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Nizhoni Koda/Dog/Saint Bernard/female/7 1/2

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/Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event: July 1997
 
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:
Loss of appetite, jaundice, vomiting
 
6: what State this occurred in: Minnesota
 
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:
No information was given because there wasn't any. Koda was probably the first of record to die in Minnesota

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
Rimadyl was suspected by my vet when she started showing symptoms of toxicity. He immediately told me to stop the drug and get her to ICU at the Univ. of Minnesota Hospital. She was in liver failure, kidney failure and DIC. She spent 14 days in ICU and was healing to the point of coming home. She started vomiting again, so back to ICU where she died the next morning. A necropsy showed a massive GI hemorrhage as cause of death and she had over 200 ulcers in her stomach and intestine.
 
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:
Never, never, never!! I have continued to refuse any sort of NSAID for any of my dogs since.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian[toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Koda had had 1 total hip replacement and we were trying to make her comfortable before her next replacement.
 
#15=================================
Message: 18
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 15:02:24 -0000
From: "Andrew" <
mrmajic.geo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: URGENT REQUEST- Adverse Drug Reactions
 
My answers to survey
 
1: state your e-mail address: mrmajic.geo@yahoo.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Lexi,Baby Black Chow,female,16.5months
 
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: first given in feb or March of 2001
 
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:
vomiting, loss of appetite, change in drinking habit,excessive urination,lethargy,loss of balance,stumbling.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Arizona
 
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:
NO, he said it was safer than asprin, notests were needed
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
WEB, ASPCA's poison Control Center
 
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 WAY
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
She had hyper-extended her leg.
 
NOTE: In a message dated 8/12/2004 5:30:01 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
mrmajic.geo@yahoo.com writes:
I just finished updating and changing my Memorial Page for Lexi. I changed it to tell of her life and the tragic way she was taken from me. It has more about her, and a more detailed accounting of what happened to her before and after the Rimakill. I havent updated the second page yet, but I am working on it.. there will be lots more anecdotes, and stories about some of her antics. I know that some of you read with interest previous stories I posted about her, and there will be more posted soon.
If you would like to read it: http://www.users.qwest.net/~andrewg/lexi.html
Thanks.... And lets all fight the fight against Pfizer and Rimakill.
 
#16================================
Message: 19
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 11:46:11 -0700
From: "knostark" <
knostark@alltel.net>
Subject: Survey, I couldnt make this short. But I did do it. It was very hard.
 
1: state your e-mail address: knostark@alltel.net

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Knostarks Ripples of Knossos (Ripley) Dobermann Pinscher, male, 4 years and 11 months.
 
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, Pfizer.

4: the approximate date of the event:  May 31, 2000

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:
Nausea, vomiting, dehydration, mental changes, pain, bruising, internal bleeding, depression & DEATH.

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:
NO, none at all.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
I and a friend who is a chemist started searching the internet after his death for clues. There were so many but no answers. We found all the adverse reactions on this drug and then put it together. I'd let that vet kill my dog by following his advise for giving this drug.

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 never.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Ripley had eaten some carpeting a day before and I saw it and saw he was feeling badly later so I got him right in to the vet. ( A new vet-never used-as my old vet had retired and I was between regular vets.) We did exrays and yes he did have a blockage. So he had surgery that afternoon. Since he was in so soon after eating it his prognosis was excellant. All the carpet was found and removed and he was released to me that late afternoon to go home with me. (He'd had a shot of Rimadyl and I had a bottle of it with me.) Anyway I was joyous I sang to him in joy on the cartrip home. He was so Happy! Not for long though. Everyday I ended up taking him back in to the vet because of these adverse reactions. We didnt know what they were and the vet actually saw my dog every day for 6 days. It was a 3 day weekend. When work resumed on tuesday I left Ripley in his care for those days I went to work & picked him up on the way home for those last 2 days. He died on the 6th day while I was at work. He had a barrium exray done and he was bleeding just everywhere. That vet didnt even call me. He said he let him go on his own but made him comfortable after he sewed him back up after he went in surgically to look. But he lied and when I did get there after work he told me the dog had JUST DIED NOT 20 minutes ago-I was just a little late. When they loaded him into my car I could reach around to the back and lay my hand on him. He was ice cold. He'd been dead for hours and refridgerated. The sutures he used to close him were the style done on autopsies-done backwards, I found out after I got him home and out of the body bag. Also he was wrapped around the belly with thick white towels (I still have) and they were just soaked in blood. I went back later at night to the office and called him in case his spirit was lost there because he died away from me and home. I think he got in my car when came home that night I could feel his spirit there. I didn't want him lost there for eternity. I still miss him so much I've sobbed through writing all of this. And its been 4 years now. It wasnt his time. I screwed up. I trusted a vet and I shouldnt have. I later learned he was well aware of the adverse reactions because someone I knew used him for her rotts who all have severe hip dysplacia. She said he ran tests and explained in detail the reactions. So why did he give this drug to a dog after abdominal & intestinal surgery and then not see the reactions? THEN HE tried to charge me? I never payed him. I will always always miss Ripley and look forward to when I can see him again on the other side and tell him I'm Sooo sorry & I love him sooo much and I miss him and think of him all the time. My Ripley-the Gripper. He was my trained Personal Protection dog. Now he's gone.
August 12, 2004
 
#17=============================
Message: 25
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 22:35:23 -0000
From: "Sandra Slayton" <
sandraslayton45@hotmail.com>
Subject: re:Survey
 
1. sandraslayton45@hotmail.com

2. Hunter, golden Retriever, Male, 4 years 2 months (less 3 days)

3. The drug was proheart6 made by Fort Dodge
 
4.He got his 3rd injection on Aug. 28, 2003 and died Oct. 16, 2003
 
5. He developed Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia, also called mediated anemia.

6. Texas. 

7. I was told "it is perfectly safe, we all use it." I had no idea of the dangers and risks of this drug.

8. My first hint came the day Hunter was diagnosed and my vet and I had gone over everything and the only thing different in Hunter's past 2 months was ProHeart6 and my vet said "When it comes time for his next injection we ar going back to the monthly pills. Then 2 weeks after his death I chanced to meet someone at the pet store who told me to look it up on the web, and that is where I really found out about how deadly it was.
 
9. Knowing what I know now, I would NEVER have switched from the montly Interceptor pills to this poison. I have seen the FDA charts showing the HUGE amount of adverse reactions of PH6 compared to other heartworm pretentives.

10. On Oct. 9 I was looking at Hunter's teeeth and noticed his gums were pale. I called and make appointment with vet for later that morning. A short time later Hunter peed just off the patio where his sister had just gone--instead of going to back fence as usual. I saw his urine was the color of rusty water. When we arrived at the vet's I found he had lost 9 pounds in just 5 weeks--undetectable because of all his long thick coat. His HCT was 20 instead of normal mid to upper 40's. By night diagnosis was given--AIHA. Despite massive
doses of pred, dugs to keep the pred from tearing up his tummy, drugs to keep his blood from clotting, around the clock IV of antibiotics and vitamins, 2 transfussions, ultra sound, x-rays and finally cyclosporine, my Precious Hunter died at 8:20 pm on Oct. 16, 2003. I have since found many dogs that died of AIHA following a PH6 injection. Also, many diagnosed with liver disease, including cancer. It was thought my Hunter had cancer of liver and spleen--
that is what x-rays and ultrasound showed. All 3 vets agreed to that. We had a necropsy done and to vet's eye, cancer. BUT the result came back from state lab--NO CANCER in tissue from liver, spleen or stomach. I makes me wonder about the ones that died of liver cancer that did not havr necropsy done?
 
TRIBUTE TO HUNTER may be seen at:
http://mikeandjordan.com/hunter.htm

 
 
 
#18=============================
1: state your e-mail address:
yintzy@earthlink.net
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Zoe, Canine, Lab mix, Female, 5 years

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:
Pfizer Rimadyl
 
4: the approximate date of the event: July 7, 2004
 
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:
Erythema Multiforme - autoimmune reaction to Rimadyl - extremely rare. Some vomiting and diarrhea present. Started with facial swelling. Turned into swelling and severe rash all over the body.
 
6: what State 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, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:
We discussed side effect verbally. Erythema Multiforme not being one of the effects discussed. It took 5 days before the condition was properly diagnosed.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
 
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:
Yes. I knew of the potential side effects. Zoe had taken Rimadyl for short periods of time in the past with no side-effects. We checked her blood before giving her a 10 day course of Rimadyl.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
She has hip dysplasia. She is on supplements which usually help but sometimes she is lame dispite the supplements. She was very painful and those are the times we usually give her Rimadyl.
 
NOTE: FROM menababoo@yahoo.com 8/13/04 12:30:36 PDT
No problem Ginger. Just a few things about Zoe. She finishes her imunosuppressive drugs tomorrow. The next month or two are going to be telling as far as her recovery and whether she has a relapse or not. What I want people to know about is her reaction because it's very uncommon. EM reactions are barely mentioned and none of the vets even considered what she was experiencing was an adverse drug reaction - even though I asked if it was rimadyl. It's because they're looking for kidney, liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, not facial, body swelling and skin lesions. They thought she had mast cell tumors!
 
#19==============================
1: state your e-mail address:e2m@adelphia.net; "
mailto:rakuspirit@yahoo.com"

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Coco, chocolate lab mix, female; 10 yrs.
 
3: what 'drug' your pet was given : Rimadyl, three days after she had been given a steroid shot.
 
4: the approximate date of the event: July 12-16th.

5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of:
after three days on Rimadyl she had an incident of collapse and seizure, the next day and the day following, until I had to euthanize her, and even while boarded under the vet's care ,she suffered from seizures, walking in circles, stumbling, falling, collapse, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, urinary incontinence, tongue turned blue; finally had to put her down because she was suffering so badly.

6: what State this occurred in: CA

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:
NO. As a matter of fact when I questioned him before prescribing the drug, he said, this is a very mild pain killer which will ease her pain and will not make her lethargic or have any bad side effects.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug: "http://www.srdogs.com/", and through the BARKS site.
 
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:
NEVER, EVER, EVER.!
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Ear infection; prior to that she never required veterinary care other than a stomach flu in February.
 
#20=============================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:tarheelmom@hotmail.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
   Conan - German Shepherd - Male - 11 yrs. 
 
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 - Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event: February 22, 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:
- inability to walk, disorientation, excessive thirst, respiratory distress, internal bleeding, gastric ulceration, death
 
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:
Absolutely not
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
"http://www.srdogs.com/"
 
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:
Absolutely not
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: [inability to walk or breathe, collapse]
NOTE: In a message dated 8/13/04 10:50:36 AM Pacific Daylight Time, tarheelmom@hotmail.com writes:

Sorry; I didn't answer correctly!  The original reason Conan was taken to the vet was his slight limping, which was diagnosed as arthritis in his rear legs.  THEN he was prescribed the Rimadyl, followed by the reaction which led to his death. I apologize for the confusion!

THANK YOU for the clarification, I really appreciate it!  I have no idea how much time this project is going to take, when the information will be ready for the reporter, how much time it will take him to determine whether or not he'll be doing a follow-up story, but I will be doing 'progress reports' at the doghealth2 posting site as things move along.  Thanks, again, for getting back to me - it's a very important project to try to get this issue into the public eye via the media!
 
#21=================================
In a message dated 8/13/04 7:22:39 AM Pacific Daylight Time, LuSwinton writes:
In a message dated 8/12/2004 9:36:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
aroberts@charlestoncounty.org writes:

1: state your e-mail address:
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: GINGER,DOCHSAUN TERRIER,
FEMALE, 16 YEARS

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:
Rimady
 
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, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, death, IT HAPPEN QUICKLY AND THEN IT WAS TO LATE I HAD NO WARNING!
 
6: what State this occurred in: SC

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:
NO....THEY CLAIM IT WAS AGE....GINGER HAD BEEN ON THIS FOR MANY YEARS!

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
 
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
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
GENERAL CHECK UPS
 
#22=============================
POSTED at doghealth@:
Message: 2
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 12:01:42 +1200
From: 
kilwin@anet.co.nz
Subject: Re: URGENT REQUEST- Adverse Drug Reactions
 
Do you want replies from other countries? I am in New zealand and we have the same problems here -
Hi! Well, I say 'WHY NOT?' When I had my ADE [adverse drug event], I'd initially 'assumed' that my veterinarian, of over 10 years, had just really messed up big time [on a 'personal' level]; as I began reading what had happened to others in the doghealth2 group, I realized it was a 'nation-wide' problem; with you bringing this to my attention, I'm seeing that it's a 'GLOBAL' problem! I'll provide you with a little chuckle here: yesterday I got a posted survey response from an e-mail address that ended in: .gb and I replied to it but I was surprised that the mail apparently went through with 'just' a .gb and hadn't realized until I read your post that the .gb probably means 'Great Britian', right? SO, I guess that maybe means you are in "New Zealand"? WOW! YES, please DO complete and send the survey, either to the 'post' area or directly to me - this may well add some additional 'interest' for the reporter and it's my belief that this problem of veterinarians who are prescribing/dispensing animal drugs without FIRST providing their owners with the potential risk/reaction information NEEDS to be brought to PUBLIC ATTENTION - ALL OVER THE WORLD! THANK YOU! 
Hi! I have listed here two cases. The first was my dog and the other belonged to a friend that I have close contact with. I know of several others whose dogs had reactions but I do not know the details. I have posted your request to a New Zealand list I am on so you may get some more answers 
1: "mailto:kilwin@anet.co.nz"
 
2: Bonny, Bearded Collie, female, 23 months at time of reaction
 
3: Rimadyl/Phizer

4: Early September 2001
 
5: nausea - vomiting, severe abdominal pain affecting ability to walk, diarrheoa.
 
6: New Zealand
 
7: No. I was told nothing. The vet gave the dog an injection of the drug which he told me would fix her then gave me tablets to give for four days. He denied it could be the drug causing the problems when I contacted him about the symptoms though she had had nothing else.

8: Told by a friend that the drug was risky after I told her about the symptoms then went to srdogs site.
 
9: No but none of the vets I have seen have ever told me about side effects even when I ask. I have been offered this drug several times since and have refused it and asked for alternatives.
 
10: she could not walk one day. Developed a wide spread poly arthritis which was later treated with steroids then, as they only worked for a short time was treated with homeopathy and NLP and there have been no problems since.
 
NOTE: SECOND DOG
1: "mailto:kilwin@anet.co.nz"
 
2: Spring/Tibetan Terrier/female/3years

3: Rimadyl/Phizer
 
4: End of June 2004
 
5: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,
 
6: New Zealand

7: No. Nothing said about side effects though the owner did know of the risks.
 
8: I had told the owner about the risks of this drug - she is the co-breeder of my bitch who was affected (above entry)
 
9: The owner allowed the drug to be given as the dog was in extreme pain and there did not seem to be an alternative at that time.
 
10: Lens luxation. The dog was in extreme pain - was given an injection of Rimadyl then tablets. Only given one tablet as the vomiting and diarrhoea began. Unfortunately this dog was euthanaised as there was a very high chance that the other eye would be affected by the condition and the owner was not prepared to have the animal suffer when there was no guarantee that any treatment would give relief
 
#23======================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:jskalet@aol.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: noodles/golden ret/f/9

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 pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event: 1/2000

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:
auto-immune reaction in 10 days of first pill, all blood cells gone in three weeks, death at that time, eyes hemoraged on 10th day due to platelet disappearance
 
6: what State this occurred in: colorado

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:
no disclosure or warning by vet, discribed it as a mild pain reliever
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
"http://www.rimadylhealth2.com/"
 
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:
never!!!!! only gave her 3 pills for shoulder limp
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
shoulder limp due to excercise with younger dog
 
#24=====================================
[NOTE:  this response was set up as a ‘table’ so had to retype info]
1.  at http//groups.yahoo.com/group/doghealth2/post?
[mkirkland@Carolina.rr.com]

2. Duker, Shih Tsu, Male, 6
 
3. ProHeart 6, Fort Dodge
 
4. April 12, 2002
 
5. Severe diarrhea, lethargic, refused to eat or take our daily routine walks, tried prescription dog food from vet; followed by medical care 24/7 in emergency animal hospital with diagnosis of IMHA with several blood transfusions.  After a week was told there was nothing more they could so and we brought him home where he dies in my arms.

6. NC
 
7. I asked twice before vet administered the shot and was told verbally both times that the only side effects was possible swelling at the injection site.  No handouts or brochures give.
 
8. Discovered on my own after questioning emergency vet who told me that "something foreign had to be put into his body to do this". I told her then -- ProHeart 6.  I befan doing research on Internet and discovered  http://www.bewareofproheart6.freecberzone.com/ and learned of the first Dear Doctor letter from the makers of the drug (Fort Dodge) to vets warning them of adverse reactions and side effects of the shot.
 
9. Absolutely NOT

10. Annual checkup -- you take a healthy dog in and think you are protecting them - that’s why you are there, you do what the vet says to do and your dog soon dies.  Makes you not want to visit and believe in a veterinarian.
 
#25=================================
1: state your e-mail address:
clayme@webtv.net

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Jack/dog/lab mix/male/current age 8 years

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 manf. Pfizer

4: the approximate date of the event: On Rimadyl from 11/28/03 to 12/01/03

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:
While on the drug: Aggression, hyperactivity, trembling in front legs when he would sit down after walking, very slow eating - would lie down between each bite, chewed feet. After I worriedly discontinued the drug: Continued to lie down between each bite of food, lost 8 pounds in two weeks although eating and drinking, lack of energy, frequently
assumed praying position throughout the day, became dehydrated, finally stopped eating, blood work some abnormal results although normal month prior to Rimadyl, was told he is hypersensitive.

6: what State this occurred in: SC

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:
I was given a two week supply of Rimadyl. It was repackaged from the original container. I was given no information either verbally or in writing.  I asked the vet couldn't I try taking the dog off the drug if he
improved prior to two weeks. He told me no, to leave him on it for at least the two weeks. I was informed of no possible side effects, only benefit.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e.,
http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
I thought the drug was having a bad effect on my dog so I got on the internet and did a search for Rimadyl. I joined a group called doghealth2 and received a letter giving links to information about Rimadyl. I read all of these links, including the label information and
FDACVM Update on Rimadyl. I decided I did not want my dog to continue on the drug.


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.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
He was showing signs of pain on Wednesday after an unusual amount of exercise on Tuesday. Friday he was not better and I wanted to find out what was wrong with him.
 
#26=====================================
--thanks so much for doing this--these vets are killing our babies! After what I have learned I so wish I had filed a suit against mine--it was flagrant malpractice. Please feel free to contact me if any additional information is needed.--
 
1. state your e-mail address: "mailto:jreed0301@aol.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Cinnabar/dog/Chow-Chow/female/6
 
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/Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:
May 23, 2000-- Rimadyl prescribed; May 30, 2000-Cinnabar's death
 
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:
nausea/ vomiting /diarrhea/gastric ulceration/liver complications/death
 
6: what State this occurred in: South Carolina

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:
Not told of risks/ Was told to give medication with food in case there might be some stomach upset.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
SRdogs site and Jean Townsend
 
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 WAY!!!!!!
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: Slight limp in back leg
 
#27======================================
1: State your e-mail address: "
mailto:grandma975@jvlnet.com"
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Bandit/Border Collie mix/Neutered Male/7

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: ProHeart 6; Fort Dodge
 
4: The approximate date of the event: October 14, 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, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
Head turning, seizure, vocalization, death
 
6: What State this occurred in: Wisconsin
 
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:
NO
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
"http://www.i-dog.com/"
 
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
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
It was time for heartworm protection
Be S.M.A.R.T. Stop moxidectin adverse reactions today - Don't get your dog the 6 month heartworm preventative shot (Proheart 6)
"
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/moxidectin/moxidectinpage.html"
 
#28====================================
Forwarded Message:
 
1: state your e-mail address: mrcolhoun@shaw.ca
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Ty/Chow Shepard X/Male/approx 9 yrs

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: July 2000

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:
Lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, vomitting, inability to walk, liver failure, death
 
6: what State this occurred in: Alberta, Canada

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:
No
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
When I took my dog to another vet, I was told that there had been such effects on labs and lab X breeds.
 
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!
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
regular check-up and vaccinations
 
#29=======================
My response to this is by each question. Thank you for doing this!
For Coco and all the dogs!
-----Original Message-----
From:
LuSwinton@aol.com [mailto:LuSwinton@aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 9:12 AM
To:
LuSwinton@aol.com
Subject: DOGHEALTH2 - URGENT REQUEST - ADVERSE DRUG REACTIONS
 
In a message dated 8/12/2004 8:01:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, GingerLSanchez@aol.com writes:
 
Dear Members: At the request of Jean Townsend [who is presently on 'activity overload'], I am posting this URGENT REQUEST to all members: A reporter, who did an excellent story regarding Rimadyl a while back, is considering whether to do a follow-up story on the
issues of veterinarians STILL not providing client/pet owners with the potential known risks/reactions information [that's possibly, but not necessarily, part of the FDA packaging] for the dangerous drugs that continue to kill and/or damage our beloved pets. As a
preliminary requirement to consider doing a follow-up story, the reporter needs to have some statistics to work with. For those of you who are willing/able to do this SURVEY, please cut/paste the
following questionaire, add your answers to it and then post it here:
 
1: state your e-mail address: "mailto:vancev@convergent.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Coco Canine lab mix female 14
 
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 Pfizer ( I reported this to Pfizer also)
 
4: the approximate date of the event: July/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:
diarrhea, extreme pain inability to walk gastric ulceration was most likely in Kidney or liver failure when I made the decision to euthanize her in the middle of the night at an emergency clinic
 
6: what State this occurred in: Georgia

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:
No absolutely not and they administered Rimadyl before they blood test results back they gave me the lab copies with faxed date and time stamped on them and when confronted would not accept responsibility not telling me the risk in advance because I would have said no she was too old and have since learned she was too elderly for the Rimadyl they were very cold about the situation

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]: Senior Dogs Web Site
 
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:
Absolutely not and I tell people to say no to Rimadyl it is deadly
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
checkup vaccinations and boarding for a vacation..they told me this will help her get around better since she was walking slowly and stiffly but she was 14 years old..just a little old lady she lasted a week… they did not give my younger dog Rimadyl and he managed to survive his stay with this so called animal caregiver. 
 
This survey is being taken to provide the reporter with some statistics for a possible story on the problem of veterinarians continuing to fail to provide pet owners with this information, so it's very important that the survey results be short BUT COMPLETE and to the point. Thank you.
 
#30==================================
Hi: I am sending a copy of your information to Ginger Sanchez who is conducting this very important survey.
 
In a message dated 8/16/2004 12:17:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time, LaurieLRentas@ProvenaHealth.com writes:
 
I didn't know where to send this and it rejected when I sent it to below because I'm not a subscriber. Could you possibly get it where it needs to go? Thanks much. laurie
 
> -----Original Message-----
From:
LaurieLRentas@ProvenaHealth.com
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 11:15 AM
To:
'doghealth2@yahoogroups.com'
Subject: Murphy's Story - ProHeart 6
 
1: state your e-mail address: LaurieLRentas@ProvenaHealth.com

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:    Murphy, Yorkie, 10.5 yr old female
 
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: ProHeart6 made by Fort Dodge/Wyeth 

4: the approximate date of the event:  
April 30, 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, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: 
These are the major symptoms reported to the FDA.... 16   !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
> Anorexia
> Death
> Depression/Lethargy
> Neoplasm
> Weight Loss
> WBC High
> Ataxia
> Circling
> Blindness
> Hyphema
> Pr-Eye/Lid, Lesi
> Pacing
> High Blood Pressure
> High BUN
> Incontinence
> Heart Murmur
>
6: what State this occurred in: 
Kankakee, Illinois

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:
NO ! In fact we were encouraged to try PH

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e.,  etc.]: www.IDog.com

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:
This question doesn't need a response

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Heartworm Prevention

Murphy's entire story is on
http://www.thepetguardian.com/ and
http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/

The FDA determined that 11 of the 16 major symptoms Murphy exhibited fell
into "probably caused death" category. The rating system they used was created by them! The other 5 symptoms fell into the "possibly caused death" category. 
 
The only way to have fallen into the "definitely caused death" category would have been as a result of a necropsy which we absolutely refused to do. Murphy's eye was also removed before her death as she had lympho sarcoma.....a result of ProHeart which compromised her immune system. Fort Dodge offered us a pittance of less than 1/2 of what our expenses ran. SHe was treated at the University of Illinois Vet School and Fort Dodge encouraged them to continue to treat her. Then, they refused to pay for it. We refused their offer. They also wanted us to sign a "gag" order, never speaking of Murphy again. Again, we refused.

Feel free to contact me (or read her story on the two above sites) if you need more info. We've done two TV interviews, airing in Chicago and DesMoines. I will do whatever I can to get this off the market.

Thanks for your efforts. 
LaurieLRentas@ProvenaHealth.com

#31===============================
1: state your e-mail address:
luswinton@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
George/canine/chocolate lab/male/approx. 12
 
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 by Pfizer Animal Health
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Sept/Oct. 1997
 
5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of:  vomiting,inability to walk, lethargic, loss of appetite, yellow gums and eyes,euthenized.
 
6: what State this occurred in: South Carolina
 
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:
NO.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug:  - when I realized that George was sick (still did not think of his illness being caused by Rimadyl) I took him in to the vet - who told me he had just learned that six labrador retrievers across the country had experienced adverse side effects from the drug, and he guessed George must be the 7th. He told me all the dogs had recovered.

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
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian: - veterinarian came to my house to give rabies shots to my 10 dogs - at the time, he brought his wife with him, who remarked "oh look at that poor dog - he has arthritis - I bet Rimadyl would help him!"
 
Jean (Always for George - Always for the Rimadyl Dogs)
 
#32====================================
In a message dated 8/16/2004 9:55:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, FalcoFedor writes:
 
In a message dated 8/12/04 8:49:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time, LuSwinton writes:
 
1: state your e-mail address: falcofedor@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Ellie, Canine, Irish Wolfhound, Female, 4 years old
 
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, Pfizer Inc.
 
4: the approximate date of the event: 1/7/99

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:
low white platelet count, drank excessive amounts of water, no appetite,hair loss, jaundice look to skin and eyes, twitching, vomiting brown liquid, thick mucous in right eye, heavy panting and thick saliva, whimpering, blood coming out of nose. inability to walk, liver and kidney failure.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Ohio

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:
vet did not verbally give any indication of adverse side effects or what to be looking for. I picked up a brochure on the way out of office.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
After some of the symptoms started I finally read thru the pamphlet on Rimadyl and read the very fine print on the back of brochure.
 
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:
Absolutely would never have given my dog this drug had I known of the possible side effects.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Dog had slipped on the ice and had a very restless night and would not put any weight on her leg. I knew something had to be wrong and got her right into the vet the next morning.

Thanks for including me on this survey, I still can't believe how painful it is to relive this but I hope my participation helps prevent other unnessesary suffering for humans and animals. Hope you are well.
 
#33===================================
Message: 12
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 14:35:11 -0700 (PDT)
From: Angela Walker <
montanaangel_777@yahoo.com>
Subject: Survey
 
1: state your e-mail address: Montanaangel77@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Montana/Siberian Husky/Male/6 years old
 
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:
Pfizer Rimadyl
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Aug. 1999
 
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:
Vomiting, Seizures, inability to walk, lack of coordination, eventually paralysis, lethargic, loss of appetit, yellow gums and eyes, liver failure, euthenized.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Brooklyn, New York

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:
NO..and I asked my Vet about side effects and she said there was none it's perfectly safe, the only thing she said is it may not work and then we would try something else.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
At the emergency clinic is when the Vet on call told me about Rimadyl and and his adverse reaction.
 
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 NOT AT ALL
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Vaccinations ans yearly check-up
 
#34===================================
1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:demitry@lehighdim.com"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:  Jetta/dog/Min Schnauzer/F/11

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:
Deramaxx by Novartis
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Feb 1-7, 2004

5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of:
vomiting, bloody running bowel movements, lethargy, no appetite, no thirst, falling over
 
6: what State this occurred in: Pennsylvania

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:
NO!
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug:
Ed Murray's website in an internet search.

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:
If my dog had been properly pre-tested and a problem was found, absolutely not! Had I been given the client information sheet with the adverse reactions, I would have recognized the association of an adverse reaction to the drug.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Slight limping seen in her rear left hip when she walked.
 
#35===============================
Thank you so much for responding to the survey. I am sending a copy of this e-mail to Ginger Sanchez who is in charge. We are still working hard to make sure our beloved companions will never be forgotten and to reach dog owners who have not been warned of the dangers of drugs prescribed for our dogs.
Jean (Always for George - Always for the Rimadyl Dogs)
 
In a message dated 8/17/2004 5:24:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, SSPADAFO@co.riverside.ca.us writes:

>>><LuSwinton@aol.com> 08/12/04 06:01AM >>>
In a message dated 8/12/2004 8:01:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
GingerLSanchez@aol.com writes:
 
Dear Members: At the request of Jean Townsend [who is presently on 'activity overload'], I am posting this URGENT REQUEST to all members: A reporter, who did an excellent story regarding Rimadyl a while back, is considering whether to do a follow-up story on the
issues of veterinarians STILL not providing client/pet owners with the potential known risks/reactions information [that's possibly, but not necessarily, part of the FDA packaging] for the dangerous drugs
that continue to kill and/or damage our beloved pets. As a preliminary requirement to consider doing a follow-up story, the reporter needs to have some statistics to work with. For those of you who are willing/able to do this SURVEY, please cut/paste the
following questionaire, add your answers to it and then post it here:
 
1: state your e-mail address:
"mailto:stellaspadafora@cs.com" or "mailto:sspadafo@RCTLMA.ORG"
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Jake / dog / German Shepherd / male / 13 years old and 2 months
 
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 made by Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:  March 2, 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, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
Jake was experiencing severe distress and vomiting blood. Urgent Care at the Animal Hospital stated that he had a distended stomach. An autopsy was not performed due the cost of the procedure. Jake died seven days after dosage started and within hours of the symptoms mentioned above.
 
6: What State this occurred in:  California
 
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:
There was a mild verbal warning.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
Through information found in the Internet, under a current lawsuit but had already heard of problems because a co-workers experienced them with her dogs. At that time I did not know the medicine prescribed to my dog was the same one!!
 
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! In no way would I poison my dog and have him die in such a painful way in exchange for him being more perked up for a few days.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Urinating problem
 
NOTE: Hi Ginger,  It's hard to recall but my husband believes all the doctor said was to make sure to give 'Jake' plenty of water while giving him the medicine so the kidneys wouldn't be affected. If there was any more than that it wasn't enough to make us be aware of the risk that giving him Rimadyl represented.  It wasn't until after Jake died that the veterinarian gave us the paper from Pfizer with a list of serious adverse reaction printed on it, one of them in 'rare situations' being death.  Please feel free to ask any other questions. It's the least I can do in Jake's memory.
Thanks for doing the work.
 
#36================================
Hi Ginger - Thanks for writing. Here is my survey:
 
1: state your e-mail address: Branjor2@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Jordi, dog, Lhasa apso, neutered male, 14-16 years old
 
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, Pfizer
 
4: the approximate date of the event:
He started a 13 day course of Rimadyl on May 18, 2004, I started noticing symptoms some time in early June.
 
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:
Lack of appetite, lethargy, some trouble breathing, loss of balance on at least one occasion (he fell off my bed), extreme labored breathing and staggering on the morning he died. Also on two occasions I thought I saw a black stool.
 
6: what State this occurred in: New Jersey
 
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:
No
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]: srdogs.com
 
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 - I had heard some negative reports on it and was reluctant to use it but the vet told me it was safe for short term use
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
It was a regular monthly visit to his holistic vet for chiropractic as Jordi was slightly arthritic and for urinalysis as Jordi always had about 3+ protein in his urine. He had also been on Urocit-K for a long time with no problems in order to keep the pH of his urine at an optimal level to prevent bladder stone formation. The vet said Jordi was especially painful in his hind end that day and prescribed Rimadyl, one and a half 25 mg. tablets per day for 13 days.
 
What do you think? Does it look as though Rimadyl was the culprit? My poor Jordi :(((.
Barbara
 
#37================================
In a message dated 8/18/2004 11:32:28 AM Eastern Daylight Time, DawneFer writes:
Jean, here are my answers to the survey, but I didn't know where to send it so I am sending them back to you. Thank you again for all of your hard work on behalf of our dog Beatrice and so many others.
 
1: state your e-mail address: DawneFer@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Beatrice Ann, dog, Miniature Schnauzer, female, 5 yrs.
 
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 1998
 
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:
liver failure
 
6: what State this occurred in: Michigan
 
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:
No, no information was given, because he wasn't aware.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com/, etc.]:
"http://www.srdogs.com/", veterinary specialist
 
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:
Absolutely NOT
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Cruciate ligament repair, right rear thigh
 
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Jean, can you mail this to Ginger? I don't have her email. Thank-you so much.
----- Original Message ----- From: "
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To: "
mailto:dudette181@surfglobal.net"
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 9:55 AM
 
1: state your e-mail address: dudette181@surfglobal.net
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Red purebred chow/male/5 1/2 when euthanised
 
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,Pfizer

4: the approximate date of the event: 06/98 and again around late fall of 98.
 
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:
diahrrea, vomitting, hinde quarters collapsing, limping on one paw in the rear, jaundice, lethargy, poor appetite, lack of ability to move from room to room, confusion, terrible stomach sounds/rumblings, aggression from confusion 
 
6: what State this occurred in: VT
 
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:
NO
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., "http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]: Magazine advertisement
 
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:
never
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
On a routine visit the vet suggested I give Winnie Rimadyl for treatment of mild arthritis due to hip dysplasia. I withdrew the drug in June after only a week because he was lethargic. On a routine visit later in the year the vet asked me where the Rimadyl was and told me the symptoms that I was seeing was from arthritis as the drug carries "too few side-effects to mention" I caved into the pressure out of guilt thinking I was subjecting my dog to pain when he was fine?!! NOTE: My dog was prescribed Rimadyl without any baseline tests. His health deteriorated quickly. I asked the vet if Rimadyl could be the cause of his health problems and the vet said, "NO" and that the side-effects were "too few to mention". I got a second vet opinion and the second vet raised the Rimadyl dosage saying it worked better at max dose(which is not accurate). Meanwhile, my dog's health continued to deteriorate. My father built him a ramp to get in and out of the house. It was awful. On Easter Sunday 1999 my dog bit my face and amputated half of my nose which required me to have a long painful reconstructive surgery. In addition, my dog had to be euthanized. I never got to say good-bye to him due to the surgery and bacteria issues with the graft on my face. I asked that the drug company and vets persue a course of action that would require client information sheets to accompany each prescription of Rimadyl. (I am not againt Rimadyl being on the market.., I am very angry that it is being prescribed without warnings and baseline testing) I said that I would not persue legal action if safety was addressed immediately. I wanted a fax or letter of promise that it would be addressed. I did not get that so I am currently involved in legal action against the vets and the drug company. Giving my dog Rimadyl without any knowledge of the side-effects almost cost me my life. I took it very personal when I read "aggression, confusion, and behavioral changes" in the side-effects. My dog had a lot of the side-effects and neither vet withdrew the Rimadyl even when I asked if the drug could be causing his deteriorating health.
 
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Message: 7
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 21:25:02 -0000
From: "pammeyg2002" <
pammeyg@iowalink.com>
Subject: Survey
 
1. Pammeyg@Iowalink.com
 
2. Royalair's Lady TASHA/German Shepherd/Spayed Female/
Birthdate: 5/27/1990 Death: July 7, 2003

3. Tasha was given RIMADYL post surgical after a Fatty Tumor Removal
Product made by PFIZER.
 
4. First 100 mg tablet given on eb. 5, 2002----last dose given
Feb. 11, 2002
 
5. Feb. 11, 2002, Tasha started vomitting, drinking huge quanities
of water, total loss of bladder control.
 
6. Iowa
 
7. The Rimadyl was repackaged in the VETS own dispense bottle with only the name of the drug, doseage and the VETS Name and Address. There was NO Verbal warning given to me by the VET.....nor was there a client information sheet given to me when I checked Tashaout of the Clinic. When the Vet was notified of Tasha's change in condition.......I was told she was in renal failure and that there I could only give her up to 8 Tagament Tablets per day!!!!!
 
8. Sr.dogs.com was found on Sunday AM....called the VET to have a chat with her....she wasn't home.....notified the Animal Emergency Clinic in Des Moines, IA......I asked them to confirm the toxic reactions of RIMADYL......they told me only the prescribing VET could given me that information. I called Iowa STATE UNIVERSITY......and took Tasha up there immediately.

9. NO, I would never have allowed my dog to have this medication!!!!
 
10. Surgery for removal of a FATTY TUMOR.
NOTE: Hi Ginger, It was my pleasure to fill out the survey........anything that I can do to spread the word......God knows I have been trying. Unfortunately, I still have not responded to the BAD VET list........everytime I have to relive the whole "experience" i begin to cry! I am sure I am not the only one feeling this way.........after going to small claims court and the judge throwing my case out -----all because I couldn't find a single VET to testify.......I just plain feel MAD! I could blow that VET out of the water (so to speak)and she walks away free and clear!!!!!!!!! Thanks for letting me vent........
 
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1: state your e-mail address: "mailto:jbrudd@earthlink.net" ("http://www.thepetguardian.com/")

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Tasha, mixed breed terrier, female, ~ 4 years old.
 
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: ProHeart 6 shot made by Fort Dodge/Wyeth
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Death: 8/24/02
 
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:
Back end collapsed 8/17/02, but remained conscious. Dark-stained urine. Pale gums. Lack of appetite. Lethargy. All came on quite suddenly. Diagnosis: IMHA, a "common side effect" found with this drug, per a telephone conversation with Victoria Hampshire, DVM, Adverse Events Coordinator of the FDA back in October 2002.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Colorado
 
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:
Absolutely not.  It was his tech, not the vet, who asked if I wanted the shot. I thought that anything offered at a vet clinic had to be safe. How stupid I was in those days. The vet had not even examined my dogs first, as is required. And a tech is not supposed to administer this shot.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., "http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]:Srdogs Internet (Same)
 
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: Absolutely not. And I'm doing all I can to make sure others don't get it for their dogs either. That's why my Web site was created.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Heartworm prevention
After heroic attempts to save Tasha, after multiple oxyglobin transfusions, drugs, and 23 vials of human immunoglobulin, she died a week later, two years ago the date of this submission. I spent $5,400 in vet bills and brought my dog's ashes home in an urn.
See two other submissions I am forwarding about my two other dogs given the ProHeart 6 shot the same date.
 
"mailto:jbrudd@earthlink.net"
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1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:jbrudd@earthlink.net" ("http://www.thepetguardian.com/")
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Niki, canine, Schipperke, male, ~ 11 years old.
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: ProHeart 6 shot made by Fort Dodge/Wyeth
 
4: the approximate date of the event: Death: 10-21-02
 
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:
12 days earlier, while I was getting ready for work, I looked at Niki, and his eyes were popping out of his head as if he were scared to death. I got out of my work assignment that day and rushed him to the vet. His body temperature was cold to the touch, as if he had been outside, but he had not. Temperature at arriving at vet's office, taken by vet tech, was 94 degrees. Normal is 101 or 102 for a dog. The vet retook his temperature, and it was found to be 98 degrees. The vet thought Niki had a slipped disk. X-rays were taken. Nothing found. Blood work supposedly was normal. They put him on IV fluids anyway. He went home with me that evening with IV still in place just in case I had to rush him back. I refused to keep him overnight just to be kept in a cage to be looked at, when I could keep an eye on him myself. It was thought by the vet that maybe Niki's reaction was due to literally licking up a tiny bit of raw egg that had dropped on the kitchen floor the night before. I knew better. My dog Tasha had died less than two months before from ProHeart 6, so I was already scared and paranoid about what may be happening to Niki. The next day I took Niki for a second opinion to a holistic vet. His blood work was NOT normal. T3 or T4, can't remember, was sky high. Was told not to panic "yet." Vet thought Niki was reacting to mold prevalent in Colorado at the time, as he was seeing 8 or 9 dogs a day with the same symptoms as Niki. Niki was given a shot of antibiotic, told to return the next day for the same (better to treat separate with two shots broken up this way, I was told) and a pill form antibiotic, and hypothyroid pills. Niki never seemed to get back to normal activity-wise. One night about 11:30, while I was literally doing research on the Internet about ProHeart 6, I heard a commotion in another room. There I found Niki clinging to the carpet with his front paws. His back end had collapsed. Bugging his eyes out again, scared to death. Long story short, I watched him. This was a Sunday evening. He refused to close his eyes, as if he knew if he closed them, he would never wake up. At 2:30 a.m., I rushed him to the emergency vet. His body was as limp as a rag doll. He wasn't moving. I placed him in the front seat of my car and kept touching his eye to see if he'd blink. I didn't think he'd be alive once I got him to the clinic. X-rays were taken again. Niki's abdomen was distended. He was found to have free-flowing blood in his abdomen. X-rays could show none of his organs because of the blood. Vet surmised that Niki had hemangiosarcoma and that we should operate immediately to remove his spleen. After being given a grim prognosis of 3 to 7 months maximum that Niki would live, with "absolutely no quality of life," notwithstanding the chances of complications of surgery, etc., I elected not to go through with the surgery and have Niki euthanized. My dog was going into shock, and I did not have the luxury of running out at that time of the morning for another opinion. I could not buy time for him any longer. It was surgery or euthanasia. I asked the vet to perform an autopsy, partly to be sure if his diagnosis was correct, and partly because I wanted proof against Fort Dodge for litigation purposes. Fort Dodge said they would pick up the cost of "diagnostics" but not for treatment or euthanasia or cremation or the autopsy, not when I was "going to turn around and use it against them." I did not want Niki's last remaining days to be recovering from a surgery. I could not put another one of my dogs through the suffering that Tasha did, and I couldn't handle it either emotionally or financially. By the time I treated all three dogs (separate submission for dog No. 3, Casey), my vet bills were over $8,000 and lost over $5,000 in lost wages from work. The vet who treated Nik never received a phone call or correspondence from Fort Dodge, even though they talked before Niki was euthanized. He was "surprised" that he never heard from them; but, of course, I was not. Niki was found not to have cancer in his spleen, which was suspected. Cancer cells were found in his liver. The spleen would have been removed for naught. A few days after Niki's death, I talked with Victoria Hampshire, DVM, Adverse Events Coordinator of the FDA , and told her that another one of my dogs had died. Per e-mail correspondence with Dr. Hampshire just last week, the FDA is looking into "liver cases." She actually remembers Niki because he was one of four Schipperke's affected (two mildly, one with IMHA -- again, "common side effect" -- and then my dog) because Niki was a "bad case."
 
6: what State this occurred in: Colorado
 
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: Absolutely not.
It was his tech, not the vet, who asked if I wanted the shot. I thought that anything offered at a vet clinic had to be safe. How stupid I was in those days. The vet had not even examined my dogs first, as is required. And a tech is not supposed to administer this shot.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., "http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]:Srdogs Internet (Same)
 
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: Absolutely not. And I'm doing all I can to make sure others don't get it for their dogs either. That's why my Web site was created. And that's why I have been working with Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) in Fort Collins, Colorado, collecting complaints from all over the United States, and why media attention has been occurring about this drug.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Heartworm prevention ; annual vaccinations, which I was brainwashed into thinking this was the thing to do if you're a conscientious, caring guardian of animals. Why Niki, a senior dog, was ever given ANYTHING on this visit is beyond me. Except, of course, it's a source of revenue for the vet. I am forwarding another submission about my remaining dog, Casey, also given the ProHeart 6 shot the same date.
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mailto:jbrudd@earthlink.net"
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1: state your e-mail address: "
mailto:jbrudd@earthlink.net" ("http://www.thepetguardian.com/")

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Casey, canine, mixed breed black Lab/shepherd? ~ 2 years old.

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: ProHeart 6 shot made by Fort Dodge/Wyeth
 
4: the approximate date of the event: N/A. Nausea on a couple occasions, to my knowledge. Licking of paws (allergic reaction). Just weird symptoms. The same holistic vet thought he was reacting to the mold in Colorado, too!
Of course, who knows if Casey was totally reacting to shot or just anxious and depressed over losing his TWO companions. His blood work was not normal, however, and to this date, he remains on two different thyroid medications. Supposedly his blood work is normal now, although he was taken to three separate vet clinics last time, and two of the results were within normal ranges, but one was sky-high!
 
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:
See above.
 
6: what State this occurred in: Colorado
 
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: Absolutely not.
It was his tech, not the vet, who asked if I wanted the shot. I thought that anything offered at a vet clinic had to be safe. How stupid I was in those days. The vet had not even examined my dogs first, as is required. And a tech is not supposed to administer this shot.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., "http://www.srdogs.com/", etc.]:Srdogs Internet (Same)
 
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: Absolutely not. And I'm doing all I can to make sure others don't get it for their dogs either. That's why my Web site was created. And that's why I have been working with Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS) in Fort Collins, Colorado, collecting complaints from all over the United States, and why media attention has been occurring about this drug.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian:
Heartworm prevention. After the deaths of Tasha and Niki, I had over two months to wait until the drug was out of Casey's system. I didn't want to leave the household. I thought I'd come home and he'd be dead. I lived in absolute fear of what could happen to him. He'd stretch funny or look at me funny, and it was all I could do not to rush him to the vet. By the grace of God, Casey lived. I don't know what I would have done, or to whom, if he hadn't.
As a parting note, I had three dogs. Three different ages, three different breeds. As I told the Denver media, I was the only one in my household who did NOT have the shot, and I'm the only one who is not in a wooden box or on medication. I questioned everything under the sun that this all could have been caused by. I did not want to believe that I could possibly be involved in the deaths of my dogs. The common denominator with my dogs is that they all had one, and only one, shot of ProHeart 6. Bad batch? Who knows. The administering vet apparently did not care. I wrote him a long letter after my dogs died asking that he think twice before giving the shot again. He's still giving it. Two or three days after the Denver story ran, I received a written complaint that a women in my town, had a six-month-old golden retriever that almost died from this shot, given by the SAME vet that killed my dogs. Of course, they told her that possibly her dog had parvo. To my knowledge, the dog survived.
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