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Milothedog



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A warning for Dog owners

I just wanted share with all the dog owners on here, the terrible experience we are going through at the moment with one of our border Collies. He is 12 years old but quite fit and well, as we always have he went for his annual vaccinations. Within 3 days the site of the injection suddenly swelled to a lump bigger that my hand with my fingers spread out, we rushed him back to the vets and they stated he had, had a violent reaction to the drugs and started treating him. over the weekend this lump erupted in two places leaking fluid leaving him with gapping open wounds. it had started to destroy his skin. He was operated on today and we hope he will recover fully.

We have since learned this is not uncommon nowadays and many vets are saying not to vaccinate older dogs because of this. Our vet is taking this up with the drugs supplier to recover their cost ? I have photo's of my poor old boy's injury's but think they are too horrific to post on an open forum. So please, if you have an older dog due his vaccinations please raise this issue with your vet first. I am happy to pass on the name of the drug involved in a PM to anyone as well as photos of my poor dogs injury's. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
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PRadd



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I hope he recovers well Milo - I'm a cat type but a worthy warning for other dog owners Thumbs Up 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 Manual Dynamic
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jules



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Re: A warning for Dog owners

Milothedog wrote:

We have since learned this is not uncommon nowadays and many vets are saying not to vaccinate older dogs because of this.


This is very interesting. We've owned labradors for over 30 years, old ones and young ones. Luckily we've not had any problems with any medications.
All drugs have adverse reactions; some severe, some mild, some predictable and some idiosyncratic.
I'd be interested in the source of your information and drug involved. PM sent. Jules

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Aveling



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What a dreadful tale.
My Beagle is 15 1/2 now and to be honest I've not had him vaccinated for a few years now - keep meaning to do so, but he's in fine form and not having any ailments apart from arthritis in his paws.
Reading this rather puts me off taking him in for a jab.

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Whilst this was clearly an awful complication of a veterinary medication, lets research some actual facts first before we make decisions which may be detrimental. Jules

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Milothedog



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Hi, I have replied to you PM. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
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Milothedog



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Aveling wrote:
What a dreadful tale.
My Beagle is 15 1/2 now and to be honest I've not had him vaccinated for a few years now - keep meaning to do so, but he's in fine form and not having any ailments apart from arthritis in his paws.
Reading this rather puts me off taking him in for a jab.


I can only agree with your decision. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

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Milothedog



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PRadd wrote:
I hope he recovers well Milo - I'm a cat type but a worthy warning for other dog owners Thumbs Up


Thank you. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

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Milothedog



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Here is my boy after todays surgery after the dead and dying flesh was removed. I will just add, it's your pet and you must do what you feel is best for them. and obviously speak to your Vet. I just wanted to share what has happened to our poor old boy.


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I Like Chips



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So sorry to hear this. Hoping Milo (I guess that's his name) makes a full recovery

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Collies are extremely susceptible to certain drugs… we have three and do not re vaccinate after their original jabs as pups…

You also cannot use Spot On or Frontline on them as a treatment for fleas. You have to use Bravecto which works in a different way..

Hope he makes a full recovery!

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Milothedog



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I Like Chips wrote:
So sorry to hear this. Hoping Milo (I guess that's his name) makes a full recovery


Thank you. He's actually Sparky. Milo was My Collie before him Thumbs Up 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
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Milothedog



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Farmer Chalk wrote:
Collies are extremely susceptible to certain drugs… we have three and do not re vaccinate after their original jabs as pups…

You also cannot use Spot On or Frontline on them as a treatment for fleas. You have to use Bravecto which works in a different way..

Hope he makes a full recovery!


Thank you

Interesting information about the other treatments. 2007 TD4 XS The work horse that earns its up keep
2013 SD4 HSE The posh one for towing the caravan
1973 Triumph Stag I bought in 2009 and restored.

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Hi I hope Sparkey recovers after his ordeal I would be interested in knowing what the drug that caused this as one of my greyhounds, I have three retired greys, is due to have his boosters later this month so I would like to check on his previous boosters to see if he has had this drug before.
I have had retired greyhounds for over 20 years now and never had a problem with any vaccinations in the past, but like Farmer Chalk mentioned about flea treatments a couple of mine were adverse to Frontline so I had to find an alternative.
I have often spoken to the vets about older dogs having boosters but obviously it's money as far as they are concerned but personally I cannot see the point of boostersafter a certain age because they must surely be immune after having them every year for so long.
Cheers
Moe

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Milothedog



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Hi, sparky is recovering well, the 5 drains were taken out on Monday and hopefully the stiches come out next week thank you for asking. I'm happy to let you know the drug in question but not on the open forum. if you PM me I'll reply with the information you want.

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