Pet Medication Side Effects & Drug Detox

Unknown Medication

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Posted by Abby (Houston, Texas) on 10/11/2009
0 out of 5 stars

I took my dog Blanca (Maltese) on a Monday 2 years ago to the vet because she was coughing. The vet gave me some medication and told me that she thought it has something to do with sinus. Blanca died the following Wednesday. I was and I am still devastated.

I got myself a JRT and now she developed a bladder infection and I can't trust the vet. I am giving her ACV and hope that this will go away.

Replied by Myrna
(Ione, Wa)

You can also give her cranberry pill for bladder infection. I use a splash of vinegar in my dogs water because it will help them not get bladder or kidney stones.

Replied by Barbara
(New Jersey)

I have 4 dogs, 3 Dachshunds and 1 Chihuahua, I cook their food and mix my own flea and tick spray, the coughing is a scary thing and should be checked for heart problem if it ever happens again.

I do not trust the dog food companies and would never again use flea and tick drops, they poison our animals. I have had no problem with using my spray made from essential oils, dogs smell good too.

Vibramycin / Doxycyclin

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Posted by Cielle (Athens, Greece) on 03/06/2015
1 out of 5 stars


I saved a cat that I found out in the snow a few weeks ago... she was fine and strong apart from one blocked nostril ( on and off ) due to upper respiratory disease... I took her to the vet as she got worse and got all blocked up and would not eat. He prescribed Vibramycin / Doxycyclin and she has just gotten way way worse.. the blocked nose has cleared up but she makes noise like she is in pain whenever I pick her up to move her and was just basically looking very unwell and down...

I just thought that she was ill due to the respiratory thing and since I don't usually give cats any conventional meds, thought that perhaps it just takes some time for them to kick in... But today she is really tilting her head to the side, she was not able to keep her balance and actually fell to the side... I looked at the side-effects and saw that it said something about "pressure in the head" (translating from Greek medication notes... ) and that if one feels it to immediately stop... I have stopped it and hope she gets better... I called the vet and he said he had never heard of this happening with this medication and that she could have already had something underlying causing this... I just don't believe it, she was absolutely fine with her head and balance etc... I know it is the antibiotic and feel very sorry that I gave it to her... I mean it says "don't give to pregnant women" and "don't give to children under 8" in the medication notes!! What on earth would make anyone think it is ok to give to small animals!!! ???

Replied by Cielle

ok, so it turns out the the Vibramycin somehow caused an inner ear thing to get going in my cat... So perhaps it wasn't a "side-effect" as such, but didn't cover what was causing the ear infection and let it get out of control...

She is now on baytril and cortisone for ear infection - seems to have cleared up a great deal - but yesterday started collecting fluid under her skin at the base of her OTHER ear... And who knows what has caused all of this and whether she would have been better off on no medication in the first place...

I am going to wean her off cortisone and stop antibiotic soon... I just hope the ear infection won't come back and that the fluid will go away... and try to never ever put her on meds again - I have managed to avoid them for all of my other cats and dogs...

Xylazine and Atropine

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Posted by Patricia (Laurel, Maryland) on 09/08/2008
0 out of 5 stars

I took my dog in to a Veterinarian to be neutered and he injected him with Xylazine & Atropine for a sedation prior to a surgery and he died within minutes. The vet in question used a 100 mg/ml bottle which states for large animals only Cattle, horses & cervidae not reccommended for small animals. I am devastated and traumatized by this and wanted you to know about this. It was not a vaccine as such but FDA reports over 740 animals of all different species have died. The side effects are so horrible. Mutley was my dog's name and I miss him terribly everyday. Why would anyone use this drug? I have found vets that use this for euthenaisia. I had to subject my dog to a necropsy to find out what I already knew, that he was found to be a normal and healthy dog. He was only 2 yrs 10 months old. I fear many more animals will die under this veterinarian's care. No surgery ever took place. Note that the FDA has only the reports that were filed. I am sure there are many more ,as this vet told me that these things happen. I am sure that others let it go. I am not. The clinic treated me very badly and even threatened to sue me if I told any one that my dog died there. Thank you for reading my story. Sincerely, Patricia Deeds 301-497-7692 Should you need to contact me.

Replied by Linda
(West Newfield, Maine)

You go Patricia!! Just the fact that you were threatened tells me a LOT. And I'm so sorry for your loss. Stay strong!!

Replied by Guenady
(Nice, France)

I am so sorry to read about your loss and the horrible way your vet treated you. Your motivation to do something is the same as mine, my dog died in great suffering, and that can't be undone, but other potential victims can be warned. I agree, go to it, but don't expect lots of help from the authorities. You need to file a complaint with the veternary licensing board, and you will need the results of your necropsy. I presume it was not done by the same vet. He would not incriminate himself. Do include in your complaint that you were threatened with a lawsuit, in order to keep you silent. You might also contact one of a number of associations that have the courage to help with advice regarding complaints against vets. Here's a good one : , email : [email protected] . The only way to make vets more responsible, since their professional associations aren't doing the job, is to call them to account. They operate a business like any other, but worse because they can and do kill our loved ones. You might also consult a lawyer about filing a complaint, first for the death of your pet, then for the threats. Hope you had witnesses, but even if not, file the complaint because the vet will have to give an explaination, and even if he lies and it's your word against his, he will think twice about doing the same thing again. Be brave!