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|03-20-2012, 02:47 PM||#1|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Second set of eyes
I have a Coton de tulear, 6 years old and has been healthy. She has had an episode of dehydration but other wise has been without any major issues. She started acting strange, hiding not wanting to be picked up, not eating, shaking and I took her to my vet who really didn't know if it was her stomach or back( she held herself so rigid he couldn't feel her belly or her back). She continued to be sick and not wanting to eat, shaking and generally not acting like herself. I took her back to the vet and he kept her over night did blood work took x-rays and sent her home not much better. He wanted to send her to a specialist but was unsure if it should be an orthopedic or internal medicine specialist. He gave me pain medicine to give her but I just was concerned that she still was not any better. After about a week I called the office again and took her back. We have now spent over $500.00 with no change in her condition and still no answers. The vet I took her back to was a different one, but in the same practice. She looked at her x-rays examined her and checked her blood work results. She had shown positive to Anaplasmosis but the first vet did not think that her symptoms pointed to that being her problem. The 2nd vet looked at that said "she" thought that that "was" the problem. She sent her home on doxycycline and within 12 hours she was a new dog. So I guess the moral of the story is to get a new set of eyes to check on an animal that just isn't getting better. The first vet has always been great taking care of my dogs but this one time it sure paid off to let someone else jump in to help. She's back to a healthy happy baby and her mom is so relieved.*
|03-20-2012, 03:01 PM||#2|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Michigan USA & Sheffield UK
I had to google it to find out what Anaplasmosis was.
Canine Anaplasmosis | Critterology.com
Happy to hear a routine antibiotic clears it up and you dog is now doing well.
I agree, a second opinion is often beneficial. All doctors only know about what they've been exposed to...and remember. We need a "Dr. House" for dogs
Karan & ZoE
|03-20-2012, 03:37 PM||#3|
♥ Love My Tibbe! ♥
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: D/FW, Texas
I agree, if one vet is not addressing the issue properly, get a second opinion right away. It can make all the difference, as your Coton would no doubt concur.
Jeanie and Tibbe
One must do the best one can. You may get some marks for a very imperfect answer: you will certainly get none for leaving the question alone. C. S. Lewis
|03-20-2012, 03:39 PM||#4|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Glad she's okay now! That had to be a rough time on you and her both!
Kat Infinity Chloe ?
|03-20-2012, 03:40 PM||#5|
Donating YT 500 Club Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island, New York
The love you have for Hannah and all of your babies always warms my heart. You take such great care of them always. Sometimes really good vets are unable to make an accurate diagnosis, and your experience really confirmed in my mind why a second opinion is so important when there are unanswered questions. You are an amazing mom, and hearing that Hannah is feeling better brings me such joy
Lisa and Katie
Ashley 6/10, Gracie 2/04, Kiwi 10/03, and Jolie 7/93 .