(Closed) My Dog Went into Anaphylactic Shock :(

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

You poor thing!  My heart goes out to you.  Can you take him to another vet for a second opinion about the heartworms?  I don’t know too much about how it works but I feel like there should be more they can do.  I’m so sorry and I’m saying a prayer for you and your pupster

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

πŸ™  Sorry.  Poor doggie. I’m sorry that you are going through this.  My hearts and prayers go out to you.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

oh boston bee i am so sorry! that is heartbreaking. poor little guy. he is going to be so relieved to see you. i agree with saeliz–perhaps it’s worth getting another opinion? regardless, i am also sending very strong positive hope that the heartworms will die off after the two shots. at least he got to have 2 of them, so i’m going to hope for the best. i’m so sorry that you are all going through this…

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I am so sorry for you puppy. I know I would not want any of my animals to go through this. I used to work in a vet’s office, so I have actually seen the heartworms. They are not pretty, and still give me nightmares, and it has been years since I have seen them. I can’t tell you what to do, but if it were me and his test doesn’t come back good, I would probably opt to put him to sleep. Heartworms are extremely painful.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m so sorry to hear this about your baby πŸ™ I have 2 boys that are maltipoos and look like little poodles and just like you said, they are my children and I treat them as such! It’s really hard to go through stuff like this and you feel so helpless. One of mine has seizures from epilepsy and it’s the scariest thing in the world to watch but he’s alright, we have him on daily meds for it. I completely understand what it’s like to have a sick puppy but all you can do is just love them anways and make  them as comfy as possible.

Just hang in there, you sound like a really great mommy to this little one and I hope everything works out for the best and he gets better soon. I wouldnt worry so much about the neutering part, just focus on him getting well and getting rid of the heartworms. Do you have any friends with dogs? Ha I’ve learned from my babies that they will play with ANY dog, big or small and adapt accordingly.

Try not to think about the worst case scenario, as hard as that may be, just hang in there and just love the little guy and make him comfy. I’m so sorry πŸ™

*hugs*

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh! Poor Melvin πŸ™ I’m glad to hear that he’s breathing on his own and doing better. At least he got 2 of the 3 shots and hopefully that combined with the monthly heartworm meds is enough to patch him up like new. I’m so sorry to hear that he (and you) have had to go through this, and hopefully he is feeling better soon. I’ll definitely make sure to keep him in my prayers and we (our pugs and I) wish him a speedy recovery!

 

Bella

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m so sorry! That’s awful. I’m so glad nothing worse happened, and I really hope that the heartworm doesn’t become a bigger issue now. Keep us updated; I’m sending good thoughts your way. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh no I am so so sorry πŸ™ Poor little guy!!

I’m thinking about you and your pup and you’re in my prayers! Keep us all posted πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh no I’m so sorry.  I don’t know anything about heart worms but that is so scary!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I hope it won’t be an issue either. It would be very sad for you to lose him when you just found him.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Poor little guy!  Hopefully the first two shots did the trick.  Also, I’ve heard that the heartworm preventative is actually used to treat low-grade heartworm infestations, (although I’m not a vet), so between the shots he did get and the continued heartworm pills, maybe he’ll be okay.

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m sorry to hear that. I went through a similiar thing with my cat with his vaccines.  When he was a kitten the first round made him sick not too sick to go to the vet.  Then the second round made him very very sick that I rushed him back up there. They did the whole IV thing and get him back.  So we had to make the decision to not vaccinate him any more.  Which stinks knowing that he could pick-up something like Feline Luke or other but at the same time he is a healthy guy. So why run the risk each year of killing him to prevent something that may or may not take his life years down the road. 

As for the heartworms. Our dog has them too. In fact most of the dogs I’ve ever had in my life had them. We just did the once a month heartworm meds to keep new ones from coming.  Our dogs lived long lives too. I think it is something you and your vet need to workout together.  And it doesn’t hurt to get a second vet to look at him

I’m glad to hear he’s doing better

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