I had a cat who died very suddenly at 4 1/2 years of age, he was fine the evening before, dead the next morning. I had a room mate at that time who was on 475 mg effexor and I have seen her drop pills. Would effexor have been deadly if my cat had swallowed one pill? What other causes could there have been for him who was healthy to all of a sudden die?
Anybody's dogs have reactions to Vectra 3D for fleas and ticks. My dog is all scabby and has blisters where I put it on his back, the vet said it was his allergys, BUT it's only where I put the stuff.. Any response will help.. TY
Hoffman Estates, Il, Usa
Hope, Bc Canada
Read lots of posts about pet's vaccines, diet, etc.
Does anyone have any comments on Heartguard or Tri-Heart Heartworm meds when given to herd dogs?
I do warn that even a dog like mine, a Fila Braziliero Mastiff, that has some herd dog in her breeding background should not be given Heartworm meds. I have never given the meds before, I read extensively. I had never given the heartworm meds before because it is so toxic. But with weather changing all over the country I decided the chance of heartworms was becoming so prevalant that I would go ahead and go against my true feelings. I treat my lawn, my dogs (also toxic) for fleas, no stagnant water, etc.
My Fila puppy was 3 mos old when I first gave her the meds. She has been itching and biting herself intensely ever since, I tried everything, vet said probably an allergy but did not venture a guess as to any possibility except diet or flea control. I have tried everything, from hydrocodone spray, to creams, a weak clorex bath, apple cider vinegar, changing her diet, etc. Never used too much flea control dip.
I discontinued the heartworm meds, just a week ago. She seems some better for the first time in almost 4 mos. She has always had a beautiful coat, and seemed to have healthy skin, etc. Now there is some breaking out on her inter legs, not on her body which is the main area she scratches and bites on. Maybe the the breakout is kinda like measles, or chicken pox in humans. Maybe the allergy has moved to the skins service and is going to go away.
I also have given her vitamin C in the form of calcium absorbate because she was a winter pup and to help her immune system and MSM a natural sulfur that I gave her for a birth defect in her spine. I discontinued both for now.
I just wondered if anyone has had any bad side-effects from giving their pet heartworm meds.
I know there are much worst side effects and damage that heartworm meds can do than just itching. I also have found thru reading that its easier to get rid of heartworms, than to treat the side effects that sometime never go away. I hope my baby girl, Jazzi, is not one of the unlucky ones due to my error. After reading the posts in this website, I'm almost afraid to give her a rabies shot.
Where is all of this going to stop. The food that we and our pets buy is unhealthy for us, and meds are the same and getting worse or else all the info we have now is just now coming to light for people like me. It's all about greed as far as the profitable situation that selling all these poision products are putting big companies that we once trusted....... We can no longer know anything is safe.... Not for sure.
Unless we grow our own garden and slaughter our own animals for food for us and our beloved pets. Even then the enviroment is questionable also.
Would hope to read someone's experience with heartworm meds. Or learn any info that I might not have read or heard about. There seems to be there's nothing that's safe. Years ago there was worry of plagues, now we have to worry about vaccines, meds, and most everything that was put into place originally for eraticating disease. Now only profit seems to be the issue with big business for man and his best friend.
Thanks for reading, May God Bless all the humans and pets adversely affected by the state of our world.
my coment is about the Vet's advice, and how bad my cat was harmed by ME, taking my cat to the vet., and how frontline failed. It can cause some serious side effects, if used all the time. Also never let your cat get dipped, I have photos of the torture my best friend went through, I will blame myself forever, for not asking,WHAT IS A FLEA DIP, AND WHAT DO YOU DO TO MY CAT DURING A FLEA DIP! Thank you, Janet
Dog medications for fleas/ticks/heartworm: My daughter has a 15 month old, 88 pound Golden Retriever. Her vet recommended a monthly flea/tick medicine. "Riley" is not the same puppy after this treatment. He is lethargic and sad. I recommended garlic in his food. The vet said absolutely NOT! I've read articles all over the internet, and garlic is given. There are small ticks on him when we walk him. Fortunately they come right off. What can we use to keep fleas/ticks off him that is safe? Why don't vets want garlic used? I cry seeing him after these treatments. So many pets get cancer, and I think it must be related to their food and these toxic medications.
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I just want to warn those of you that still use the veterinary obtained or medicinal (internal, spray, or spot drop) flea / tick repellents: I recently read about someone, that really touched my heart with his story of killing his dog by using such items on it. These products can cause cancer to your pet. It is a chemical, it is toxic to the fleas and you are putting it on your beloved pet and using your pet like a flea magnet so when the they get bit the flea dies, think about what is running through your pet's body, veins, bloodstream and organs that is so potent to kill fleas and the eggs. I used them for years and never had any animal die with cancer but I will tell you what he said makes sense; animals are a magnet for fleas, so by pumping their bodies full of toxins / chemicals that kill fleas if they bite them, what are we doing to our pets, and what does this say about us as a human race. I am in no way judging anyone...just wanted to share!
Hi, My dog when she was 2, ( a golden retriever/lab mix) was started on Program the one with flea control and heartwomer. She developed ITP. A autoimmune problem with her platlets. She had to be put on predisone because her platlets were so low. She had a bone marrow biopsy, an ultrasound and many blood tests. She is finally went into remission and has been very good for many years. So I know that it was not her but the medication. If it was her it would have stayed not gotten better when she was taken off of it. I know other dogs have actually died because of this drug. they went into the same autoimmune except it attacked the red blood cells instead and the dogs died. Just thought you should add this to your problem meds. thanks Bev B.
I read on here that a women's Border Collie had seizures when her dog was on Heart Guard. I do not keep my Border Collie mix on Heart Guard year round. She has had three seizures that I have witnessed over the years. I went through her records and she was on Heart Guard at the time of all three seizures. I don't think I'll put her back on it and I'll be curious to see if she has anymore.
San Antonio, Texas
Chilliwack, B.c. Canada
Side Effects to Pet's Medication: The day after giving my 43 lb Shepherd mix her Heartguard heartworm medication containing ivermectin, her face and upper lip swelled up. She looked as if she had been stung by a bee, but it's Winter here and she had no sign of insect bites. There are no other possible explanations. The vet thoroughly checked her out and couldn't find the source of the problem. He did not suggest an allergic reaction to Ivermectin. However, after researching the drug I found out that facial swelling can be a side effect. Benadryl has helped a little, and we placed her on antibiotics just in case there is a local infection.
Idaho Falls, Id
Fort Worth, Texas
Edmundston, Nb, Canada
Brinnon, Wa, Usa
Yup. Sadie was having the chewing and itching problems. She was also pawing at her left ear. Vet gave her a Kenalog shot and saw an infection in her ear. Usual lethargy, drinking a lot of water and peeing a lot ensued.After 9 days of cream treatment for the ear, I took her for a follow up. Vet said infection was getting better but gave her an anti-biotic shot as well. When I got home I looked at the bill and saw it was another kenalog shot. I had a cow! Friend of ours just passed the boards to be a veterinarian. Called her.I called the vet and reported the side effects and the receptionist noted them for her records. Receptionist said a second one wouldn't hurt. Another week and no return call or follow up. Last night she strained for over ten minutes to poop. No more Kanalog for my dog!
My six-year old Silky-Yorkie mix was put on Ketoconazole for a fungal infection in his ears. A few days later I woke up to vomit all over the house! Took him back to vet, where he spent the day having tests, including an ultra sound for his organs.
Here is what they found: Inflamed, swollen liver, pancreatitis, extremely high blood glucose levels. And other, more minor things. Now he must have insulin injections twice a day for diabetes caused by the pancreatitis. He was overweight but in good health otherwise. He is tolerating the insulin well, but I was beside myself the day he stayed in the pet hospital, as they told me I had a very, very sick dog. His name is Harry.
I thank God he made it through, but am so sorry I ever gave him that Ketoconazole. Antifungals are rather dangerous for humans, so what was I thinking when I gave it to my dog? I have good vets and don't blame them, although I wish they had told me about the liver side effects. I think that if a drug can harm the liver, it can surely harm the pancreas. Could not be a rare coincidence, come on! And now he is a diabetic for the rest of his life. It's quite a chore making sure he gets his shots twice a day, but my Harry is worth it! You all know what I mean! -- Roxane
Los Angeles, CA
My dog Bailey just died today. He was on Ketoconazole, and developed pancreatitis and diabetes. We took him back to the Vet to put him on fluids and insulin. He was at the Vet overnight, when they called in the morning to say he develope a fever of 109 and to come in because he would die soon. He was only 9yrs old and was a great companion. We should put a class action suit against the drug company that makes Ketconazole.
My 4 yr old 72 lb Golden Retriever Scout died today. I believe his death may have been caused by ketoconazole. My vet prescribed ketoconazole 300 mg twice a day for a yeast infection in his ears. Scout also received his annual vaccinations for rabies and bordetella the same day the prescription began.
Scout died on the 11th day after beginning this treatment. The only symptom he exhibited over this time period was a decrease in energy and on his last day, a lack of appetite.
I will never allow my dogs to take this drug in the future. I would appreciate any information about ketoconazole and others experiences with this drug.
Belle Center, Oh
Nakhon Sawan, Thailand
For your accumulated information on adverse reactions to drugs, two of my dogs were prescribed ketoconazole for a yeast skin infection. One survived the treatment, the other died during treatment. Other than the skin infection (which was not life threatening), he had no health issues. I was not told before treatment that this medication is hepatotoxic and that it can kill, that it has been established by the manufacturer that there is a 1:10,000 risk of allergic reaction (with underreporting recognized). The vet was not aware (!) of the symptoms of allergic reaction, so when I reported them she did not stop the treatment (dark urine, extreme fatigue, skin turning black and peeling...). When I finally stopped the treatment myself, because my dog was just getting sicker and sicker (after 13 1/2 doses administered out of 30 prescribed) it was already too late. 4 days later he came down with hepititis and 34 days after starting the treatment he died (with bloody vomitting and bloody diahrrea). Although I reported all this, despite my distress) nothing was taken into consideration, everything was dismissed as being a coincidence, and I was given the classic excuse 'your dog was already sick and would have died anyway.' This is an outright lie, of course, and contradicts all the medical file of my dog. But try to get an adverse reaction taken into consideration when the 'authorities' don't want to take it into consideration! Of course there is underreporting! Normally I never give vet medicines to my animals, only homeopathy, but at the time I had no alternative therapy, as skin yeast infection is very difficult to treat. I have since gotten my second dog almost out of her condition, using probiotics and herb Robert and direct applications of hydrogen peroxide on the worst affected areas. My opinion of vets and the authorities that 'oversee' them, has descended to about 0. Would like to know if others have had bad experiences with ketoconazole.
Desert Hills., Arizona
If anyone is able to help I have a 55 pound golden retriever with really bad seasonal allergies she's 6 and had the same problem last fall lost all her hair on her chest cut herself up. When I brought her to the vet he gave her Medrol pills starting her off with 8 mg two times a day I'm thinking that's too much but I gave it to her 4 hrs. ago now she's getting really aggravated growling and snapping every time her brother gets near her she's even trying to bite me she's usually the sweetest, happiest, most playful dog you ever want to meet. Anyone know what could be wrong. I hope the vet didn't give her tpo strong of a dose.