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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?: 


#63============================== 

1:  state your e-mail address: allredma@bellsouth.net 
   
2:  pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: General Bowen, male Cairn Terrier aged 16 years, three months, who had been and was being treated with Enalapril, lasix, and Tussigon to control congestive heart failure. Though he had become 90% blind, he was content, happy and active up until the day of his death.
   
3:  For what reason per your veterinarian was your pet was given Rimadyl ?:
Vet diagnosed Bowen with disco spinalitis (sic) – pain in the lower back. Rimadyl was recommended for pain.
 
4.  On approximately what DATEs [Month, Dates, YEAR] did your pet receive Rimadyl ? and provide whether it was Rimadyl "Chewable Tablets" or if it was by "injection":  Bowen began taking chewable Rimadyl mid-July, 2004.
 
5:  List the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, skin or immune system problems, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, neurological problems, death, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: Bowen had no immediate adverse reaction. The night of August 31, 2004 he began to wander aimlessly about our apartment, his breathing and his heartbeat rate became extremely rapid – estimate 300 breaths per minute, heartbeat rate 250 BPM. He was far too agitated to rest, stumbling around the apartment, falling, bumping into things, barking repeatedly as if to tell us something was wrong. On the first visit to the Vet at midnight the Vet gave him an injection for pain, told us Bowen was just excited, that the pain medication should calm him. Within two hours Bowen had become immobile, slobbering continuously, his respiration and heartbeat rate unbelievably high. On the second trip to the Vet’s office Bowen went limp; he was placed in an oxygen compartment, where he lay until he breathed his last next day around 2:00PM. The Vet indicated he had died of a seizure or stroke.    
 
6:  What State this occurred in:  Mississippi 
   
7:  State whether or not your veterinarian informed you of any of the potential/possible risks/side effects of Rimadyl BEFORE dispensing the named drug, and stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written
form:  No warnings of any kind about Rimadyl were given us by the Vet, either written or verbal. However, I had investigated the drug over the Internet some year and a half earlier, and had decided I would never let any of my dogs have it. Unfortunately, my wife took Bowen to the Vet on this occasion. When he recommended Rimadyl for Bowen, my wife told him I was opposed to using the drug. The Vet practically sang the praises of Rimadyl, claiming that he had hundreds of dogs on the drug and had never had a problem, that it was a lifesaver, and that you couldn’t believe all that stuff you read on the Internet. My wife then allowed Bowen to take the Rimadyl; when I found out, and heard her explanation, I bowed to the Vet’s experience and her advice and, to my everlasting regret, allowed Bowen to continue taking it. I would like to make special note of the fact that the one time I went to the Veterinarian’s office for a Rimadyl refill, I watched as the lady at the front desk tore the Product Warning sheet from the side of the Rimadyl bottle and tossed it into the trash before giving the bottle to me. We were never once given a Warning sheet; in fact, it appears that the staff at the Vet’s office were determined that we would not get our hands on one. 
   
8:  Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug RIMADYL [i.e., www.srdogs.com, etc.]:  See item 7. 
   
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 of Rimadyl: See item 7. 
  
10:  The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, check-up, injury, and/or any/all symptoms before the RIMADYL was prescribed/dispensed]: Pain in lower back.

 


#64============================== 

1: State your e-mail address: michelematthews@cablerocket.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Zazz, chow-chow crossed with a belgian shepard, 9 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,Wyath Animal Health 

4: The approximate date of the event: June 2, 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:  Immediately upon injection a very active dog became lethargic and his hair even changed.  glossy became limp, and dull.  Within 20 minutes we were back at the vet, he was given the appropriate shots to guard against drug reaction.  Did not respond and the vet took him back to her office which in 1 hour drive away from my home.  This was at 6 pm on Tuesday.  I got a call at 3 am to come asap, and he might not be alive when I got there.  Seems he had rallied to go for a walk at midnight but then proceeded to go down hill.   The vet had been in contact with the drug company and was doing all that was advised.  She asked me to come immediately so that I could try taking him to a more specialized vet a futher 1 hour drive away.  He was alive upon arrival, I got a quick tail wag and hopefully look and then he was given more drugs.  We dragged his 95 pound body to the car and drove like crazy.  I was told he might not survive the drive.

The vet in the second town opened early for me.  I gave Zazz permission to go if he had to.  I did not want him to hang onto a horrible life for his family's sake.  I suspected that I would not see him again.  I told the vet that the dogs feelings and total well being was to be the main concern.  He had to have quality of life or no life.  I found out later that he had been deprived of oxygen at this point and most likely had much damage to his brain, heart, liver, kidneys, etc.  They did more specialized tests and had someone read his heart tests via the internet in the states.  By noon I was told that the drug company said that this happens sometimes and that it can take up to 2 weeks for the dog to heal and come back.  They wanted me to give him everything possible and not give up.  At this point I was lucky that they stepped up to the plate to offer total payment of all bills.  One can only imagine what 24 hour care would cost for weeks.  and all that with no guarantee of his quality of life.  I was told to go home, 2 hours away, and they would call.  He rallied again around 6pm I was told when I called later.

That night I tried to get ahold of my husband, a trucker, when he finally got the message to call home I tried desperately to break it to him that his dog might not make it because we chose to to the injection not the pills.  He had had the pills as a younger dog with no reactions.  Well, the next morning I got a call to say that Zazz had passed at midnight.  My husband called the vet shortly there after, they had thought he knew, and talked about cremation - blew Randy out of the water!!

Anyways, that is another story.  We gave them permission to take samples, to assist other owners wo maybe another repeat of this could be avoided.  Weeks later the results said that it was a heart tumour, not a reaction.  Of note:  the pathologist said it was very interesting.....what did that mean??Not 30 hours later and no more dog.  The head vet in canada for Weyth called several times to help explain what happened and to say sorrty.  But it was not the drug it was the heart tumour that he already had.  Well when they ran the first tests, there was no problem with the heart, in the morning the heart tests did not show anything but that night he has a tumour???  Drug company paid the whole shot, even cremation.  guilty or what??????  especially when you can not sue any drug company in canada, so why such a sudden jump to pay all costs???

6: What State this occurred in: British Columbia, 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, not even a thought of what might be the side effects, nothing, nothing at all!!!!

8.  Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e. www.srdogs.com, etc.]: Weeks, later got looking on the internet and found dogs adverse reactions site,  which is wonderful, I now know that the Randy's other dog is on Rimadyl.  Has been for 3 years, no side effects.  But found out that testing should be done regularily.  The vet never mentioned that either, immediately spent $150 for blood tests!!

9. State whether or not you would still allowed the drug to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:   Side effects, had I known the real odds, NO

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms:  now former, husband is a trucker and wanted to take the dog on road trips to the states.  went in for heartworm for his protection...ha...

Side note:  just like some marriages break up after children die, well our child (zazz)died and now we have no marriage either.  For more info see the write up on canadian memorials on dogs adverse reaction


#65============================== 

1: State your e-mail address: xandert@cableone.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:  Xander, canine, German shepherd, M, 3.5 years old (at time of reaction 6 months 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: rabies vacc - Merial Imrab3

4: The approximate date of the event: injection done 11/21/2001

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: diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis (autoimmune disease) on 12/07/2001

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: In fact, my vet assured me the rabies vacc was COMPLETELY safe, even when given during an ear infection.

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

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 have no choice because it is still a legal requirement in my state.  I HATE it, but have no other choice at this time.  My state does not allow medical exemptions for rabies vaccination.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: Due for puppy rabies shot, but asked for his ears to be looked at because they had been bothering him since his last 5-in-1 puppy shot.

BTW, this reaction was NOT reported to the FDA by the vet.  I was told the vet had to report it (that I could not do it as a consumer), and she flat out denied the rabies vacc had anything to do with AI disease onset.  Said it was merely a coincidence.  I know otherwise now.  She refused to report it to the FDA.  I found the Form 1932A on your site and will be submitting it.  I don't know if they will accept it after 3 years, but I figure it's worth a try.

Also, the story of Xander's recovery (still working on getting his immune system back on track) can be found at my website.  If you need some kind of testimonial or something, please let me know.  My website is http://myweb.cableone.net/bdturner .

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Chronic yeast in the ears that just would NOT go away.  His immune system would kick up any time he got hold of anything that his system wasn't able to handle well.  Even a piece of a commercial dog cookie was enough to have the ears running with black tar.  Raw diet, homeopathy, and time have helped us get his immune system back on the right track.  I don't know what long-term issues (cancer, further autoimmune problems, etc) we will be confronted with, but we will be dealing with it holistically.

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: My previous vet (who treated Xander from puppyhood) pushes vaccinations heavily - the only difference between her and many others in my area being that she pushes them every 3 years instead of annually. She is also the same vet who declared that Xander receiving his puppy rabies vacc then developed AI disease less than 2 weeks later was merely a coincidence.  NO correlation she said.  Bull puckey!!!!  When Xander was about 18 months old and got so sick, her associate immediately jumped on the fact that I had given him raw chicken wings to encourage him to eat something and claimed he had salmonella poisoning from the chicken.  She completely IGNORED the fact that he was sick and THEN I gave him the chicken trying to get him to eat something.  She was NOT happy when I refused to allow her to treat him for salmonella.  Turned out, according to the other vet, that Xander had picked up some unknown virus that was afflicting dogs in our county.  It ran its course, and he did great without any medications.


#66 =====================================

1: State your e-mail address: catalyst@kingston.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Chloe/Au. Silky Terrier/Spayed Female/1 year 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:  Rabies Vaccine

4: The approximate date of the event:  1973 -1990

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:  lame in the vaccinated leg for a day or two after being vaccinated/uncharacteristic aggressive behavior for weeks after

6: What State this occurred in: Ontario 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: None at all

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., www.srdogs.com, etc.]:  Wellpet, Holisticat Rawcats/Rawpaws Mailing Lists

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: After the initial puppy vaccines I would not have allowed any further vaccination of this dog without having her rabies titres done first to determine the need.

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


#67 =====================================

1: State your e-mail address: minpinmomx3@earthlink.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:Herbie/Dog/Miniature Pinscher/Male/4 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: Deramaxx by Novartis Animal Health Products

4: The approximate date of the event: March / April of 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 Stool

6: What State this occurred in: 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: I asked and he read the side effects prior to me taking the drug home.

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., www.srdogs.com, etc.]: I did a search on the internet using the drug name prior to giving the drug once we got home.

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 did at the time as we didn't think we had another choice at that time.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: What we thought was a hip injury.  Actually wound up being Legg's Perthes and surgery corrected the problem.

#68 =====================================

1: State your e-mail address: bigplacid@nac.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Winston, canine, collie, male, 10

3: What 'drug' your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx etc.] that resulted in an ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: Rimadyl injectable, Pfizer

4: The approximate date of the event: July 31, 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: appetite loss, increased thirst, decreased urination/no bowel movements, pale gums, panting, lethargic, bloating, jaundice, unable to walk, confusion, low platelet count, bruising, increased kidney/liver enzymes, kidney/liver failure

6: What State this occurred in: NJ

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:  veterinarian did not ask for my permission to inject my dog w/ rimadyl, did not inform of potential risks, and denied that there were any risks associated w/ the drug after my dog died

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug [i.e., www.srdogs.com, etc.]:  I learned about rimadyl when I read an article in the newspaper about a pet owner who lost her dog to liver failure after taking rimadyl--was right around the time the drug was first marketed, which was about 12 yrs. ago

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]:  Dental extractions-he was given the injection under anesthesia

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?  His life ended 5 days after receiving rimadyl

12: Permission to post email with Survey?  Yes

 

#69 =====================================

Informational Internet Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


#70 =====================================

Informational Internet Survey

1: state your e-mail address: ZBirdBrain@aol.com
 
2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Slater “Puppy Boy”/Canine/Weimaraner/8
 
3: what 'drug' your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, etc.] that resulted in an ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:  Rimadyl

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

#71 =====================================

Informational Internet Survey

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

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

 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:
Florida
 
7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form: 
Nothing was ever discussed with me and no written information was provided. In fact, In September of 2003, Mikey began vomiting profusely after every meal. He couldn't even drink water without it upsetting his stomach. We took him to the vet. The vet instructed us to wait in the room while he took Mikey down the hall for an x-ray. He came back and discussed the x-ray with us and recommended exploratory stomach surgery. He neglected to tell us that while our pup was having an x-ray he had taken the liberty of vaccinating our SICK pup five months early and without our knowledge. Mikey had already been fully vaccinated and was up to date with ALL of his vaccinations. The shot record was in his file! I believe the almighty $$$$ prompted that action.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., http://www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]: 
After eight vets and spending a small fortune on vet bills and drugs I could see that Mikey’s condition was only getting worse. I got on the internet and began researching his symptoms with hope of finding some answers and saving his life. I hit the jackpot! There's an incredible amount of information out there. I read some articles written by vets on the subject of vaccinosis. I contacted one of those vets and scheduled an appointment. Mikey was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease, hemophilia, severe allergies and liver & pancreatic disorders. We have the lab and the pathology reports to support this diagnosis. The vet discussed vaccine injuries with us and indicated that he does believe vaccine caused Mikey’s autoimmune system to stop functioning properly. Although Mikey was diagnosed with five different disorders they are nothing more than mere symptoms of a damaged autoimmune system, a condition that can manifest itself in many different forms.  
 
9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:
NO! I was never even told about any possible side effects or that any of those shots were optional. One vet was bold enough to vaccinate him without ever even discussing it with us. The rabies vaccination is required by law so legally I would have been forced to agree to that one. Mikey cannot and will not ever be vaccinated again even for rabies because there is a very high probability that it would kill him. He has a letter of exemption from our vet and extremely well trained humans who will fight with a vengeance to protect him.   
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:
Mikey had been given the first of his puppy vaccinations before we brought him home. We did not know he was already showing signs of a reaction to the vaccine and neither did the vet so we continued with the recommended vaccination schedule for puppies. (This all took place over a period of two years.) Yes, it took that long to find a vet who was knowledgeable and willing to discuss the truth about Mikey’s mysterious illness. Originally he was seen for the initial puppy check up and routine vaccinations. Then he was examined by several vets because of severe itching problems. After that he was seen by many vets (total of NINE) for a multitude of symptoms displayed at various times. Mikey is now 2 ˝ years old and is still undergoing treatment.
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?  Over a two year period he had over twenty symptoms. The question about the impact it had on his health/life is a loaded one! It's very complicated. Although he has won the battle for his life he still lives in constant danger. One bite of the wrong food can cause a major setback. Then, as you will see there are other much more serious threats to his life that can be eliminated but I can't do it alone.  His health continues to be an ongoing issue and probably will be for the rest of his life. He is still undergoing treatment. He cannot be vaccinated again or he will most likely die. He can't eat any packaged foods because of the preservatives. He can’t tolerate flea control products. He seemed to be allergic to most of the prescriptions he was given (with the exception of steroids) again I assume that is partially due to the additives and preservatives. I feel his life is in constant danger because our lawmakers have neglected to make adequate provisions to protect sick and elderly companion animals (see note below - disturbing information). 

Note: Mikey has been through a horrible ordeal. We suffered constant mental anguish for many, many months and have paid tremendous vet bills in an effort to save the boy’s life. (Keep in mind the rabies virus is transmitted through saliva.) Just when we thought the battle was over we learned that due to the County Codes where we live if Mikey ever so much as scratches a human while playing and with NO vicious intent he will be confiscated and taken to Animal Control to serve a ten day quarantine. A vaccinated dog would be allowed to serve the ten day quarantine at home but they will confiscate my sick dog because he is not vaccinated - they know he is not vaccinated because he is SICK. They feel his unvaccinated status clearly justifies their decision to classify him as a potentially rabid animal. (What happened to the part about he has to bitten by a rabid animal in order to get the disease? This dog NEVER goes outside without his human and has no contact with wildlife or stray animals.) If Animal Control ever confiscated him he would be exposed to potentially diseased animals. He would be fed dog food and it would make him vomit profusely and if he survives they WILL vaccinate him before relinquishing him to us. Animal Control knows the vaccine packaging states that the product “can be safely administered to HEALTHY ANIMALS" they are aware this pup has a compromised immune system, they know a vet who is licensed by the State of Florida has issued documentation stating that vaccinating this pup could be detrimental to his health. Even though they know there is absolutely no chance of our dog having the rabies virus and their actions could and probably would kill our beloved pup they DO NOT CARE. They will jeopardize my pup’s life in the name of “rabies prevention” knowing there is absolutely NO possibility of this pup being exposed to the disease. To my knowledge this State has NO LAWS protecting sick and elderly companion animals but many Counties are much more civilized than the one I reside in. The State does have a clause allowing for letters of exemption but the ONLY thing that does in this County is spare us from being fined for noncompliance. It offers no protection in the event of a bite/scratch incident even if it is a very minor injury that was inflicted accidentally. This county will not issue a dog tag unless the dog is vaccinated. Dogs must wear a county tag or remain confined in a kennel or structure at ALL times. It is illegal for me to walk my dog on leash in my own yard so he can piddle. That sounds like our local lawmakers are advocating animal abuse/neglect in my opinion. If he can’t go out in his yard to potty I’m sure exercise is illegal as well.  I urge you to check your state and local laws. If adequate provisions have not been made by your lawmakers to protect sick and elderly companion animals contact your State Legislators and ADVOCATE. Our furry family members rely on us to be their voices.
 
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Contact your State Legislators and ADVOCATE for informed consent laws and MANDATORY adverse event reporting. If you are thinking “that could never happen to my dog, he’s as healthy as can be” THINK AGAIN. Even healthy pets can suffer fatal adverse drug reactions without warning.

Ginger, thank you so much for all you've done. I sat and cried while I typed my responses to your questions and I'm sure many others did the same. You have given me this wonderful opportunity to share my boys' tragedies with the world. It is my sincere hope this information will be helpful to someone out there who has or is struggling like I did in search of answers. 2/17/05 - ZBirdBrain@aol.com 


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Informational Internet Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Informational Internet Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Informational Internet Survey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Informational Internet Survey
 
1: State your e-mail address: [you have the option to remain totally anonymous if you have any concerns/fears about retaliation/harassment, personal safety, etc.]  Joyttt@verizon.net
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:   Twink’e / Dog  / Cocker Spaniel / 5 years 6 months / Female
 
3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: Rabies
 
4: The approximate date of the event: January 29, 2005
 
5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: She developed cataracts in both eyes within 48 hours of the injection.  She also developed a cyst where the injection went in.
 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: Wisconsin, USA
 
7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:   No the vet did not inform me of the risks.
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:   Internet research
 
9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  The vets have recommended she not be vaccinated again, however state law is mandatory.  If in 3 years I can’t get the law to allow exemptions she will not be licensed.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: VACCINATION
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Yes she has developed cataracts - could lose her sight.
 
12: If you question the truth/accuracy of anything your veterinarian told you about your pet's health, etc., you may use this area to "air" your doubts/concerns: No I do not blame our vet . . .  I blame the fact that due to all her allergies we weren’t allowed to choose an informed decision.
 
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 Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail addressoasisoriginals@comcast.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: 
    
Princess Gingersnap of the Guadalupe River / Dog / Ridgeless Rhodesian
Ridgeback / Spayed Female / 6 years old

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:

          ( 09-02-99 ) 1st DHLPP by rescue
          ( 09-08-99 ) RABIES  by rescue's Vet DURING SPAY !.( adopted me on
             99 at 6 months of age )
                   ( 09-13-99 ) 1st LYMES , CORONA, BORDATELLA  -  By my trusted  Vet.      ~~~I did request TITER's but was talked out of it !.
         ALSO was put on Heartgard Plus for a 100# dog BEFORE any results from blood draw.  ( vet did not have a smaller dose )
          ( 09-21-99 ) Final DA2PL & PARVO
          ( 10-05-99 ) Booster for LYMES, CORONA, BORDATELLA
          ( 11-10-99 ) Heartworm test.
          ( 10-2000 )  LAST and FINAL RABIES ever. ( by Holistic Vet with counteracting Nosode to the vaccine ingredients afterwards )
          ( 03-2002 )  Gave in and tried Pred for her scratching.  She had very violent gastric reactions on only 1/2 pill.

4: The approximate date of the event: see above
 
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:

Chewing all four feet ( no hair, solid raw sores ), constant scratching from tip of nose to base of tail - the whole underside of her body,  both ears packed with crud,  acid reflux,  nausea,  vomiting,  diarrhea,  aggression to both humans and other dogs ( bit tech taking out spay sutures )  lethargy,  liver problems detoxing, problems keeping weight on, hyper sensitive immune system,  seizure like activity during scratching sessions. ( tried epilepsy medication to control but it knocked her out too deep ) She still suffers the same today.

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

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

None. When I questioned the high dose of Heartgard Plus, I was told that they use higher potencies when treating the disease so she would be just fine.  Each time I gave her one she broke out in hives.
 
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.]:

Catherine O'Driscoll's " What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines "  ( about a year after the damage was done ) 

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

NO  ( I did try to fight it but I was still under control of my Conventional Vet ).

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Puppy Well Pet Visit. Last time she was healthy.
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug? 

She has struggled ever since.  She does not lead a normal life.  She is hyper-sensitive to almost everything. Suffers from major allergies.  She is limited on what she can eat and do.  MY LIFE HAS CHANGED ALSO.  I can not work out of the house, she needs constant watching or else she will chew and scratch herself bloody.
 
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:
I have been to over SEVEN different " Veterinarians " with Ginger's problems in a six year period, so far...
 
My Conventional Vet is the one that gave her way to many vaccines. She was not well after the first shot and it should have stopped there.  He prescribed Heartgard Plus the first day she came in to see him, without taking any blood for a test AND the dose was for a 100 # dog, gingers weight was 41 lbs.  Inside her ears were packed with brown/black crud, when she was brought in for her puppy check up he failed to look in them. I questioned what he thought of her ears and he said they looked fine. Took me over two years to clean them out. She bit the tech that was taking out her spay sutures so I was told she needed to be muzzled when she was there from then on.  He is also the vet that put her on her first elimination diet for her allergies ( she lost five pounds and never stopped scratching ). She was on three different kinds of antibiotics within six months for separate issues. Two different antihistamines.  He wanted to put her on prozac for dogs, he said he thought it was more emotional than environmental. He is also the Dr. that did the skin scrapings, found yeast and bacteria but never said anything on how to treat it. ( good thing, it probably would have been a toxin ) He did the Heska Allergy tests on her and came up with a long list of allergens and wanted to start desensitization shots, never took into consideration the condition of her immune system or how stressed she has become from the scratching.
 
Then I found my Holistic Vet who started turning things around. He did administer her first Rabies booster ( by law ) and did follow up with a nosode to counteract the vaccine. Had me change her food to all organic home cooked and started supplementing with herbs but nothing helped. He put her on Pred but she had a violent gastric reaction to 1/2 pill. He even tried an epilepsy medication because when she has a scratching fit nobody can stop her, she is very intense and goes for blood, that just knocked her out, she could not walk. When it came time for her three years Rabies booster, I said no and he said he could not write a waiver so I went searching for another Vet.

In the meantime, I was sucked into the spell of a Holistic/Homeopathic Quack that deals with healing animals long distance ( only after she rips you off for around $500.00 in healing crystal symbols, computer generated homeopathic sugar pills, photo readings, and blue/green shelf liners. ( I caught on early and got all my money back )  Although she did tell me that since I decided not to go with her, my dog would only suffer and die.

My next experience was to do a CBC on Ginger to see if something comes up. I brought her into my Conventional Vet ( Holistic Vet does not do blood work ) For the blood draw and serum prep. I wanted to mail the blood and have the test done by a Dr. that deals in Thyroid Issues in Canines.  I asked all three Doctors if Ginger should be fasted before the draw and each one said is was not necessary. The Thyroid was normal but the other numbers came back way off the chart. The Blood specialist said we should check for Addisons/Cushings so we did another test which came back normal.  Another complete blood test was done 6 weeks later ( again not fasting ) the numbers that were high on the first one were in normal range but there were other reading that were off. All without fasting, all a waste of Ginger's time. ( because that IS all that matters here )

I went on to find a Dr. that would give me a waiver for her Rabies booster and found a Traditional Chinese Medicine Vet that worked out of her home. She sent me off with some TCM herbs and an over the counter " human grade " super-pro-biotic.  Within a week Ginger was in full blown hives, the super-pro-biotic was first prescribed at to high of a dose and way to strong for her system.  She developed a major hive on her eyelid and when I called with my concerns I was told that maybe I should take her into a vet...?

I started working with a " true " homeopath, long distance again. The only thing that has come out of that experience, besides a lot of learning is now Ginger suffers from a major yeast infection all over, inside and out. But now I can deal with the hives via homeopathy. Good vibes here.

I also called into my home a N.A.E.T Practitioner. I have been told that this method has worked on dogs with allergies and being the good dog mommy I am I had to give it a go.  I had her come to my house two times, both sessions were over $300.00 in charges.  She was very awkward, very invasive of Ginger's space and really did not do anything but take my checks. Never sent me any information on what transpired,  just held little vials of something and snapped her fingers while holding/grabbing my dog. She sent me to a communicator that told me I need to give Ginger away because I was the reason she was scratching and as long as Ginger was with me she would never get better.

I still have hope that someday Ginger will be able to run and play without scratching but right now I am broke, so is my trust in the Veterinary department.
 
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Informational Internet Survey


1: State your e-mail address:  mrpuppy@gmail.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Galileo - American Eskimo Dog - Male (N) - ~5.5 at time of incident.

3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:  Rimadyl/Pfizer (7 day free trial!) and/or Metacam/Merial (2 injections)... both NSAIDs

4: The approximate date of the event: Last week of November 2004, ongoing to present (2-25-05)

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions:
Vomiting, even more lethargic than originally, jaundice, and white gums, overall weakness & depression. Was eventually diagnosed with AIHA and needed a blood transfusion (pcv was 14), liver values were more abnormal than on the blood work done before the meds.

6: What State, Country or Province this occurred in: St. Petersburg, FL

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:  Not for either of these medications.  Only that the rimadyl should bring down the fever as would similar meds in a human. At the time I didn't know what the Metacam even was.  With other medications I was given clear information about potential side effects (ie. prednisone.)

8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:  Internet research led me to srdogs.com and the doghealth2 elist.

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the
drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  The initial situation was dire (fever over 106 that wouldn't 'break'), so I don't know. I most likely would have asked about other meds with less harmful side effects... but then I vividly remember those 'look how happy my dog is' commercials that used to be on. Rimadyl is one of the few vet. meds I had ever heard of...

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

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after taking this drug?
After the blood transfusion, Galileo has been on meds to suppress his immune system. He had an opposite reaction to prednisone (it decreased his rbc) which perplexed the vets, and has been on cyclosporine since.  The fact that his immune system is currently suppressed limits things in his life. I am afraid to take him around other animals, and to even brush his teeth for fear of infection. He has been having occasional bladder infections (he still has an e-collar on from a wound left after the transfusion.)

He will never have a vaccination again, because of the nature of AIHA.  We are just hoping that when his cyclosporine is decreased soon, his immune system will not continue to attack his red blood cells. This will determine how long he needs to stay on this med (which costs over
200 a month and carries some potential serious side effects as well),....

His liver values have returned to normal, thankfully (he has been on Denosyl (SAMe) since the incident.) Galileo has been a trooper through this all, that's what keeps me going!

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

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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: jleckardt@earthlink.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Sedona/Maltese Dog/Female/2 1/2 years

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: Metacam

4: The approximate date of the event: October, 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, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: 

I did not have a necropsy performed on my Sedona.  She had a c-section, was given Metacam for pain, and she died in my arms four hours later.  She never really seemed to recover from the anesthesia and was panting heavily.  I called my Vet and explained what she was doing.  He advised me to give her Cal-Pho-Sol because he thought she was going into eclampsia, even though she was not nursing. 

6: What State, Country or Province this occurred in: Florida, USA

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  None was given.  On the contrary, he assured me it was safe.

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.]:  Romi's Website

9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects:  NEVER!!  The love of my life died in my arms.

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

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

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: I believe that the Vets should give disclosures on all vaccinations, drugs, x-rays, etc so that we can make informed decisions, rather than blindly trust the Vet. 

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

My dearest Sedona, if my tears and the pieces of my shattered heart could build a lane to the Rainbow Bridge, I would cross it and bring you back home again.
 
Jodi Eckardt
Luvsong Maltese and Yorkies
Web Site: http://malteseandyorkies.homestead.com/luvsong.html


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: xandert@cableone.net 

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Annie, dog, border collie/GSD cross, spayed female, 7 yrs this past December (2004)

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: Can't recall the brand name, both reactions were to rabies vaccination

4: The approximate date of the event: March 1999 & March 2002

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: March 1999, severe dog aggression, which waned off after about a month; March 2002, severe dog aggression and what we now recognize as focal seizures.  The aggression waned off after about a month, but has recurred since then without further vaccination.  The focal seizures are permanent.  They never went away.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: Cochise County, Arizona

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

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

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:  State law does not allow for exemptions, even for medical reasons, in Arizona.  If I had known the March 2002 vaccination would spur seizures, I would have tried to find some way out of it.

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

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Permanent focal seizures which may eventually become full blown grand mal seizures.  The seizures have affected her tolerance for frustration, her focus, her short-term and long-term memory, and her behavior in a BIG way.

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: I haven't talked to my previous vet about Annie's health problems.  I quit taking my pets to that clinic after everything we went through with Xander. (Xander is listed as #65)

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

 

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Informational Internet Survey
 
1: State your e-mail address: xandert@cableone.net
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Ashlee Renee, dog, German Shepherd Dog, spayed female, deceased (Sept. 21, 1998)
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: Oh, where to begin.....  I'll list the vaccinations and medications line by line and add the dates they were given next to them.  (On Ashlee's page of my website, I have everything listed chronologically.)

VACCINATIONS:
Fort Dodge (Wyeth), Duramune DA2PP-CVK (distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus, coronavirus) -
11/08/96, 12/06/96, 01/03/97, 02/05/97
SmithKline, Defensor (1 yr rabies vacc) - 12/06/96
SmithKline, Defensor (3 yr rabies vacc) - 02/19/98
 
DRUGS - TOPICAL, ORAL & INJECTIBLE:
Antisedan - 02/19/98
Strongid T - 10/26/96 (deworming - no fecal test done)
Mitaban dips - 02/12/97, 02/28/97, 03/10/97, 06/02/97, 07/30/97, 08/06/97, 08/13/97, 08/20/97, 08/27/97, 01/14/98, 02/25/98
LymDyp - 02/19/98
EqStim injection (immunostimulant) - 05/21/97, 07/30/97, 08/06/97, 08/20/97, 08/27/97, 10/22/97, 10/29/97, 11/05/97, 03/06/98, 06/08/98, 07/03/98, 09/04/98
Triple Antibiotic Ointment (for "controlling" localized DM - didn't work) - 02/05/97
Clavamox, 250 mg (2/day, 7 days) - 02/12/97
Clavamox, 375 mg (2/day, 7 days) - 05/30/97, 07/02/97, 07/09/97, 07/30/97, 01/14/98, 02/11/98, 03/06/98, 03/31/98, 06/08/98, 08/07/98
Ivermectin injection - 08/13/97, 08/20/97, 08/27/97, 09/03/97, 10/22/97, 10/29/97, 11/05/97, 03/06/98
Interceptor - 06/08/98, 06/18/98, 07/03/98
Mita-Clear - 01/22/98
Synotic Solution - 10/22/97, 01/22/98
Domitor injection - 02/19/98
Gentocin opthalmic solution - 02/25/98
Rimadyl 100 mg - 02/25/98
 
Ashlee was spayed on 04/11/97.  She never needed anything for pain and was given nothing to "prevent" infection (Thank GOD!).  She developed a mild infection at the incision site, but I treated that topically with Neosporin and put a t-shirt on her to keep her from licking at it.  The infection cleared up without the need for antibiotics.

4: The approximate date of the event: A whole, all-too-short lifetime, but I believe the initial turning point was that 4th puppy shot.  She was diagnosed with the demodex that very day, and I don't think it was any coincidence that the localized condition turned generalized right after that 4th puppy shot.  I believe the localized condition was her body's way of telling us it couldn't handle any more shots, but we didn't know that and vaccinated anyway.
 
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: Puppy shots caused minor lethargy and inappetance for about 24 hours or so following the shot.  Ashlee was diagnosed with demodectic mange during the same visit where she received her last puppy shot (series of 4).  Two weeks later we returned to the vet's office as the localized (and "not serious, so don't worry about it") condition had turned generalized and was already moving down her front legs and around the base of her tail.  She struggled not only with generalized demodex for the rest of her short life, but also secondary yeast and bacterial infections that often accompany the condition.  She developed chronic diarrhea from all the repeated antibiotics, and I am quite certain she had intestinal yeast overgrowth issues because of it, too.  Yeast infections developed on the bottoms of her feet as well as across her rear end where the demodex and bacterial infections hit her the hardest.

6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: Cochise County, Arizona.
 
7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  NO!  Never so much as a whispered word of doubt, suspicion or concern about possible adverse reactions.  Even AFTER Ashlee developed demodectic mange, the vet continued to vaccinate according to "schedule" for rabies.  (Lord, I wish I had known better........)  We did, not, however vaccinate her for parvo, distemper and what not again.  My vet advised against it because she was so sick all the time.
 
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.]:  Researching on the internet, in books, via Yahoo groups, and pulling the pieces together with those aids.
 
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:  Absolutely NOT!  If I could go back, we would do everything different from day 1, starting with that very first vaccination.  If I had been told that the manufacturers package warnings say only to vaccinate HEALTHY animals, I most certainly would NOT have allowed ANY vaccination to be done the day Ashlee was diagnosed with the demodex.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Puppy wellness check and shots.  Being a "responsible" new puppy owner.
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Ashlee was euthanized at 2 years and 9 days of age when her immune system completely collapsed.  I am quite certain that all the vaccinations and drugs we dumped in and on her during her short life are what ultimately caused her immune collapse.  The body can only handle so many toxins before something gives.  To be honest, when I look at the list above and see what all we really put her through in that too short time, I am surprised her immune system didn't collapse much sooner than it did.
 
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: I believe my then vet WANTED to help Ashlee, but I also believe he was poorly educated about what the best way to do that was.  Vet schools are simply not teaching a holistic way of looking at animal wellness and care, so why should they look at dealing with disease holistically?  :(  Also, I have since become aware that demodex is MANY times strongly correlated with hypothyroidism.  Ashlee's thyroid levels were NEVER checked.  I will not put an animal through the mess we put Ashlee through.  Not EVER again if I have any say in the matter.  And like I told one vet about an argument we were having - "My animal.  I win."
 
13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?:  Absolutely.  If it will help someone, then Ashlee's death will not be in vain.  If anyone would like to read more detail about Ashlee's life and struggles, they can read about her at http://myweb.cableone.net/bdturner/page1.htm.
 

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Internet Informational Survey
 
1: state your e-mail address:  jmakesscents@hotmail.com

2: pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Sissy/Canine/Husky Catahoula Cur/Female/6 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: Jan 25-Feb 1st (2005)

5: the adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure,
kidney damage, death, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: Sissy has a doggy door and an automatic feeder so I didn’t notice much in her ‘bathroom’ habits.  What I did notice was an excessive thirst and aggression.  That really shocked me as Sissy was a very mild-tempered dog. One day she wouldn’t take her treats that was the day we took her to the Vet.  He apparently noticed something was seriously wrong and took blood tests and found her liver enzymes were off the chart.  An ex-ray showed her liver to be twice its normal size.  She vomited, and who knows what else they didn’t tell me, 3 days later, alone, in a cage, My beautiful Sissy died.

6: what State this occurred in: Texas

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.]: 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: No

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: On Jan 25th 2005 I took Sissy to the vet because she was having trouble walking.  I thought she may have developed hip dysphasia.  An ex-ray showed the early stages of arthritis and the vet prescribed Rimadyl. I gave Sissy Rimadyl for 1 week.  I was supposed to renew it, but I don’t really like medications much, so I stopped giving her the Rimadyl. 
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? : Three months later (almost to the day) Sissy was dead.  What a waste, please get this drug off the market!!

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: As far as any doubts I have about my Vet’s original diagnosis, I believe he was correct in diagnosing the arthritis.  We looked at the ex-ray together and I saw the small spaces it was causing between her bones.  I do believe I should have gone w/the natural treatments I had planned on.  Hey, the Rimadyl was only for a week, and she did seem to feel better……I pray I can save even just one dog and one dog-lover from the pain I have experienced.

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


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Informational Internet Survey

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

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Name: Kip, Species: Dog, Breed: Malamute/Husky Mix, Sex: Male, Age: 10 (born: 12/7/1994)

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

4: The approximate date of the event: Found dead at vet's office 7am on Thurs., 2/10/2005  (2 days following surgery to repair a torn ACL in hind leg)

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: Kip was lethargic, didn't want to eat, and when let outside kept eating snow (probably to ease the burning in his stomach!)

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

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  No information was given.  Just handed me a bottle of pills and told me when to give them to Kip

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.]:  via internet after Kip's death

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

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Kip was let out to go "potty" on Saturday afternoon (1/29).  Came in the house and couldn't put weight on his hind leg.  Thought he pulled a muscle, or something, so watched him over the weekend.  Did not improve, so took him to vet on Monday (1/31) and was told that he tore his ACL.  We could have surgery or just let it be (and risk arthritis setting in).  Chose the surgery because we expected many more years of companionship.  Surgery was scheduled for the following Tues. (2/8) and was told to give Kip Rimadyl 2x a day for pain/inflammation until the surgery.

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination?  He died (necropsy report states he died from gastric rupture and peritonitis, most logically caused by sensitivity to Rimadyl.  The hole in his stomach was the size of a softball!)   Kip joined our family at the age of 12 weeks, and in his entire life, the only times he had been to the vet were for his yearly check-ups and immunizations.  He was an extraordinarily healthy dog -- never got sick, never got injured, had an absolutely clean medical record.  There were no pre-existing conditions and pre-surgical blood tests all came out "clean."

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?:  Yes


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Informational Internet Survey

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

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Trampie/dog/cocker spaniel/f/13yr & 4months

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

4: The approximate date of the event: Feb -2005

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures,inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure,
kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: sleeping more often, confused, urinating often, not eating, drinking more fluids, depression, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, anemia, yellowing of the eyes, pale gums, restlesness, hiper ventelating, death,

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

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

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.]: www.srdogs.com

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

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury,any symptoms]: Skin infection (on her paws)

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? my dog's health decline rapidly ...

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: Even though my baby was a senior dog .. i don't believe her organs could fail from one day to another... the vet should of done a blood test before giving rimadyl to her and i should of been told of the side effects and deaths caused by this drug. It was an irresponsible decision made by her Vet.

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


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address [you have the option to remain totally anonymous if you have any concerns/fears about retaliation/harassment, personal safety, etc.]: John Butrico:  john.Butrico@l-3com.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Coco, Miniature Pinscher, female age 5

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

4: The approximate date of the event: April 2005

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

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

7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form:  Veterinarians do not inform of the possible risks of overvaccination (especially in small breeds).  They just continue to send reminders of past due vaccinations when there have been studies indicating that annual vaccinations are not necessary:  Dr. Ronald Schultz, Chairman of Pathobiological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, is at the forefront of vaccine research and is one of the world's leading authorities on veterinary vaccines. His challenge study results form the scientific base of the American Animal Hospital Association's (AAHA) 2003 Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Recommendations, and Supporting Literature (Attachment 7). These studies are based on science - they are not arbitrary. The public, however, cannot access this data. The American Animal Hospital Association only makes this report available to veterinarians, not private citizens, and Maine's pet owners are unaware that the AAHA Guidelines state on Page 18 that: "We now know that booster injections are of no value in dogs already immune, and immunity from distemper infection and vaccination lasts for a minimum of 7 years based on challenge studies and up to 15 years (a lifetime) based on antibody titer." They further state that hepatitis and parvovirus vaccines have been proven to protect for a minimum of 7 years by challenge and up to 9 and 10 years based on antibody count. 

My dog developed Inflammatory Bowel Disease after receiving annual vaccinations.  She had been very allergic to vaccines in the past and required an injection of benadryl along with the shots.  The vet NEVER expressed any concern over this.  From website:" I believe the massive vaccination program for canine parvovirus, which began some thirty plus years after we began vaccinating cats with feline parvovirus (panleukopenia virus), is creating this situation in dogs. If this is true, then the imminent future bodes poorly for dogs if the problem in cats is an indication. Furthermore, we have been seeing inflammatory bowel disease in dogs over the past five to ten years. Prior to this it was virtually nonexistent. I am certain that vaccination for parvovirus and coronavirus is a major cause. I commonly see inflammatory bowel disease that arises within a month or two after vaccination for one of these viruses."

I also believe after reading this that her Diabetes and my 15 year old Miniature Pinscher's Diabetes (strange TWO Min Pins developed diabetes) is a result of the auto immune suppressive effects of overimmunization.

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.]:   http://www.vaccinetruth.org/animal_vaccines.htm  

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:  I will not continue to vaccinate my animals (despite the fact that the Vet even recommends full vaccination of my 15 year old diabetic dog). And I strongly suggest that other pet owners become informed as to the risks they are exposing their pets to.

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Chronic diarrhea that developed after inoculations

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Chronic diarrhea.  I am currently trying a Holistic Vet, but the dog is not responding well.

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:  I am convinced after reading (see website cited above) that vaccinations are arbitrarily determined to be necessary (erroneously) on a yearly basis ONLY FOR THE MONEY MAKING POTENTIAL for the vets (and the drug companies)...Much of the vet's revenue comes from charging $15-$20 for a vaccine that costs 60 to 95 CENTS.  Legislation for disclosure to the  public has been initiated in various states so that pet owners will not jeopardize their pet's health (as my pet's was jeopardized). Furthermore my vet has refused to treat my dog unless I submit her to an endoscopy at the cost of $1300 which I cannot afford to pay.

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


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Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address: amandachance@yahoo.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Baxter, Boxer, Male, 7 1/2 years young

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

4: The approximate date of the event: Began dose on 6-14-05 discontinued on 6-19-05, died in our arms on 6-22-05

5: The adverse reaction[s] YOU observed and/or became aware of [nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, inability to walk, gastric ulceration, liver failure, kidney damage, death, lethargy, aggression, etc.] - please list ALL known and/or suspected symptoms/conditions: seizures, walking in circles, heaving panting, eyes rolled back in head, blue tounge, running into walls, did not eat, did not drink, no urination, eventually death 

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

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 formNOTHING was said to me nor anything in writing

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.]:  after frantically searching for a way to help him and came upon srdogs.com

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 effectsNOOOOOOO

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]he had a cut on his cheek and needed stitches; the vet said that it would help for "pain" and to be sure to finish the entire dosage of ten days

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? he died and I will never forgive myself to continuing to give it to him

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/concernsmy vet asked to have a necropsy done, he never apologzied, never said a word, but told my husband that it "might" have had something to do with the drug

13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?YES..thank you so much for doing this....hopefully  no one else will have to suffer the grief/guilt that I will never get rid of


#86=====================================  

Informational Internet Survey

1: State your e-mail address:  mysticboxers@adelphia.net

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:  Sassy-Rose/canine/Boxer/F/almost 3 when it happened-3.5 now

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: Metacam

4: The approximate date of the event: 1/30/05

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

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

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

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

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

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Limping on back leg was diagnosed with a torn ligament

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? She now has a constant high heart rate and has been diagnosed with heart stenosis

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: Sassy was my breeder and now she can no longer be bred due to her heart condition from this medication that was given to her.  If she runs around to much she gets into trouble with her heart.  I know that she will not have as long of a life as she should have had but i thank god everyday that i still have her.

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


#87=====================================  

Informational Internet Survey
[posted 10/11/05]
 
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.]
 
I would like to keep my email address off any public webpages but would share my contact information privately if it will help stop needless vaccines.  I also need to protect future dogs I get because I will not be vaccinating them and do not want people to come after me.
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Sparks (Yorkshire Terrier, male, lived until age 16 but became sick after last vaccine at age 13.
 
3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: He was given his combo booster vaccine and rabies shot
 
4: The approximate date of the event: year 2002 about
 
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: Tremors.  Like Parkinsons.  Fell down the stairs.  Looked painful at times.  Developed into blindness and seizures 1 1/2 years later.  This dog was perfectly  healthy and developed symtoms the next day...however I do believe part of the problem was also a build up of too many boosters and vaccines.
 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: New York State, Erie County
 
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: I was NEVER in all the years I brought Sparks to the vet informed of any risks or side effects to vaccines.
 
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.]:  My own research, books, seminars I attended, holistic vets I found
 
9: State whether or not you would still have allowed the drug/vaccination to be given to your pet had you KNOWN of the potential/possible risks/side effects: 
NO!
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Yearly check-up
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? Three years of hell.  We fought it with holistic herbs and supplements but I had to change my career and go through my savings to help him.  What he went through was horrible.  His life was completely altered and changed.

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?: No, I'm sorry abut I am planning on getting another dog and I need to protect myself.  I will help in other ways if I can.

 

#88=====================================  

Informational Internet Survey
[posted 3/22/06]
 
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.] CJOALMAL@sbcglobal.net
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Noatak/Dog/Alaskan Malamute/M/6 mos
 
3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name: Domitor w/Torbugesic  and Antisedan
 
4: The approximate date of the event: 3/19/06
 
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: Hypersalivation/seizures
 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in: Connecticut
 
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: He was given the Domitor because of the low incident of side effects/reactions; there were no thoughts given to the reversal (Antisedan) 
 
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.]:  The vet called poison control and they stated that in their data base there are rare but documented cases of ADE with Antisedan resulting in seizures
 
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: probably not 
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  repair of a laceration on his ear
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? He seems to be fine the vet feels that the seizures were a result of his sensitivity to the drug 
 
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: I don't question the info. that my vet gave me, she was just as surprised as we were when he started to have the seizures.  She immediately consulted her drug reference books and got on the phone with poison control to find out if this type of reaction had ever been documented.
 
13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?: Yes


#89=====================================  

Informational Internet Survey
[posted 12/05/06]
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.]
sumico95@yahoo.com
 
2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age:
Boomer/Dog/Golden Retriever/Male, neutered/8
 
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:
Piroxicam (Pfizer)
 
4: The approximate date of the event:  11/1/06
 
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:
Has Acute Renal Failure. Only symptom was that Boomer vomited 5 times in 6 days. He was still eating, drinking, and ran in an agility trial.
 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:
Louisiana/USA
 
7: Whether or not your veterinarian informed you of the potential/possible risks/side effects BEFORE dispensing the named drug/vaccination, stating whether such information was provided verbally and/or in written form: 
Never with regard to renal failure. Only GI upset was stressed and Boomer was given Pepcid daily.
 
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.]: 
From my own research using the internet and books and by joining the K9 Kidney yahoo group.
 
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: 
This drug was given as part of a regime for cancer (antiangiogenesis). Neither the vet nor oncologist told me that kidney failure was something to look for. I was advised of GI problems, which is in a boxed warning section in the drug pamphlet and overshadowed my reading of it. Boomer has an aggressive cancer. I may have chosen to give the drug for this aggressive cancer, but, if I had known the incidence of renal failure is so great, I would have been more alert to the signs and symptoms. I attributed the vomiting to GI irritation of the Piroxicam.
 
10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]:  Hemangiosarcoma/Chemotherapy
 
11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination? 
He is still in acute renal failure and on IV fluids (11/13/06). His lab work was so high initially that it could not be read by the clinic. The vets were surprised he was even walking. It is still not known if he will have chronic renal failure.
 
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: 
Both the vet and oncologist keep blaming dehydration. I was with the dog constantly. I am a nurse. I watched him. He did vomit his food (5 times over 6 days) an hour after eating but not bile. He was drinking. His gums were pink and showed good capillary refill. He was alert and greeting Halloween costumes at the door. He was urinating (testing showed the urine contained little filtrate) and having bowel movements. I have questioned the Piroxicam, and Adriamycin, as a cause. No one points a finger. The oncologist, who I really like, said the ARF could be caused by
1.      Cancer. Boomer just had an ultrasound, chest X-ray, blood work on 10/18. All perfect.
2.      Drug Therapy
3.      Something else
He couldn’t rule out the drugs as one of three causes but keeps pushing for the ARF to be in the “something else” category.
Boomer has never been sick in his life before the cancer diagnosis in June 2006. I had a conventional vet friend on stand-by for emergencies and a holistic vet that we went for annual checkups and vaccine titers. On 11/1 I took Boomer to the oncologist since I thought the drugs were causing GI upset. Boomer was in a life-threatening situation and so remained under the care of a  regular vet at the clinic/hospital. He was in the hospital for 6 days. NO ONE questioned potential problems that could also cause renal failure and should be routinely ruled out. I had to ask to have Lepto testing, tick-borne disease testing, and testing for autoimmune disease. I am still realizing other things that need to be tested, such as pancreatitis (amylase and lipase were normal but these enzymes don’t always rise with pancreatitis). No abdominal X-ray was ordered. NO ONE asked me who my regular vet was or if Boomer had ever been vaccinated. He is on Soloxine and that is in his chart. However, I had to ask that this be started.  I was told to keep Boomer on Hill’s K/D. Boomer has been fed a raw diet since he was 4 months old. When I told the vet this, he made a face and turned his head away. He stayed on K/D while in the hospital and for 2 days when he came home while I read furiously about a kidney diet. He is now on a raw kidney diet and I figure the amount of protein, fats, carbs, CA, phosphorus for each meal. The vet told me Boomer would have to be on K/D the rest of his life. He said he could not handle protein. The low protein diet has been disproved and there are many articles about it, including studies done by Purina.
Boomer is getting care and his lab work has improved. But I feel that the direction of his prognosis rests with me making the calls, not the vet. And that is scary. I am a nurse, not a vet.  I could type on and on.  Thank you for the opportunity to “vent.”
 
13: Permission to post email address with Survey, ADEs Memorials page, and/or "VET TAILS" page?:  Yes

#90=====================================

[posted 04/16/07]
 
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: was 15

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: Metacam put her into Kidney Failure

4: The approximate date of the event: Jan 11th, 2006

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:  Almost all of the sbouve the Vet also knew her # were high already and didn't tell me what she was going to do!  I subqed her for 8 months, then lost her in August!

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

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

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.]:  YES, but she didn't tell me what she was going to do!

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

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

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

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: It wasn't my regular Vet it was ER vet, my Vet saved her from death the next day!  Thanks to Gods guidance!

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


#91=====================================

[posted 04/16/07]
 
Informational Internet Survey
 
 

1: State your e-mail address: britneylynne5@yahoo.com

2: Pet's name/species/breed/sex/age: Jerry Lee, German Shepherd, male, 7 years

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

4: The approximate date of the event: July 2005

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

Jerry was perfectly healthy despite having hip displaysia.  Our vet gave us samples of Rimadyl for his hip pain and assured us the drug was extremely safe and that he had hundreds of dogs on it.  We gave Jerry a dose a 6:00pm.  By 9:00, we let him out to go to the bathroom and he was laying in the rain in the yard even though he hated to get wet.  His eyes were glassy and he seemed confused when we called to him.  He stumbled and his back legs were not working.  I called the emergency line at our vet, and they assured me that he was probably just nauseous from the medicine.  My husband had to carry him up to the bedroom, and we stayed up with him all night crying and telling him it was going to be all right – again, we called our vet, who said to bring him in at 6:00am.  Jerry died in the car on the way to the vet.

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

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: 

They gave us the drug information but verbally downplayed any possible side effects.  They categorically denied that Rimadyl could have killed Jerry and had a number of absolutely ridiculous suggestions as to the cause of his death – from gunshot wound to drinking antifreeze – and we’d been no further than 20 feet from Jerry the entire day of his death.  I thought it was sadly ironic that the vet that confirmed our dogs death was wearing “rimadyl” embroidered scrubs.

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.]: 

After Jerry died, we found websites that talked about the dangers of Rimadyl.

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

NEVER.  Like I said, Jerry was otherwise healthy, despite his hip pain.  We expected to have many more years with him.

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

Hip displaysia pain

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

He died after one dose. 

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:

See above.  We immediately changed vets after Jerry Lee’s death and would never recommend this vet to anyone. 

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


#92=====================================

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:
 
Kerry, border Collie Cross, bitch, 11yrs
 
3: What 'drug' [or vaccination] your pet was given [Rimadyl, ProHeart6, Deramaxx, puppy shots, rabies, etc.] that resulted in a possible/suspected ADE [adverse drug reaction], and if known, the drug manufacturer name:
 
Rimadyl
 
4: The approximate date of the event:
 
17th April 2008

 
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:
 
 Vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy,loss of appetite, uncharacteristic aggression, restlessness, stumbling/loss of balance,legs collapsing/splaying, depression, changing drinking habits, swollen stomach, death.
 
6: What State, Country or Provence this occurred in:
 
Oxford/United Kingom
 
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:
 
Absolutely,Definately NOT
 
8: Where you learned about the potential/possible risks/side effects of the drug/vaccination [i.e., www.srdogs.com, group list, friend, Internet research, TV/news, etc.]:
 
Internet research after the death of Kerry and www.srdogs.com
 
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:
 
Definately NOT

10: The original reason you took your pet to the veterinarian [toenail clipping, vaccinations, injury, any symptoms]: 
 
Unconfirmed, arthritic condition (no blood tests done)

11: How was your pet's health/life affected after the drug/vaccination?  
 
Initially responded reasonably well but still had stiffness,
 
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: 
 
Since Kerrys death l have lost complete trust in the Veterinary proffession and l now dont believe anything i was told about her health, at the beginning of 2008 i discovered Glucosamine, l asked a locum vet at the surgery if it was ok to give it to Kerry, she said it was,after about 4 weeks l noticed Kerry was walking better and quicker, our walks got longer and within 2 months she was like a new dog, even her skin and fur were better than they ever were,my vet couldn`t believe the difference,surely this would have been an ldeal time to reduce or discontinue the administration of Rimadyl,when i took her to the vet 7 days before her death with what i now believe was an adverse reaction to Rimadyl instead of my vet telling me to discontinue giving Kerry Rimadyl she told me to increase the dose for 3 days,dispite not knowing what was wrong with her,this im sure sealed my lovely faithful dog`s fate.I cannot forgive myself for not researching Rimadyl before i gave it to her and for putting my blind trust in my vet.
 
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 YES Definately please post with survey.


 



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