Sunny's Dog help Links - Information To Heal Dogs

ANY DOG'S PERSON SHOULD READ ALL OF THE INFO IN THE FOLLOWING LINKS TO EDUCATE HIMSELF ABOUT THESE POSSIBILITIES. CERTAINLY KEEP THIS SITE ON YOUR 'FAVORITES' LIST IN CASE YOU NEED THIS INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCIES.

THROUGH THE LONG NIGHTS DURING HIS BRIEF AND HARSH ILLNESS, WHEN I COULDN'T SLEEP AT ALL FOR WORRY, AND EVERAFTER, I'VE BEEN PERUSING THE INTERNET AND EMAILING VETS AND OTHER PEOPLE WHOSE DOGS HAD OR HAVE THESE ILLNESSES TO FIND OUT ALL I CAN ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO OUR DEAR, SWEET SUNSHINE. I KNOW HE WOULD LIKE FOR ME TO SHARE THIS INFO WITH ALL OF YOU IN HOPE THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE ANSWERS YOU ARE PRAYING FOR TO SAVE YOUR OWN PETS- OR TO SAVE THEM FURTHER AGONY.

HERE ARE SOME LINKS TO INFORMATIVE WEBSITES AND ARTICLES WHICH DEFINE, EXPAND UPON, DIAGNOSE, AND DISCUSS MYSTERIOUS AND SUDDEN ILLNESSES LIKE IMHA, DIC, BLOAT, AND OTHERS, INCLUDING SOME FORUMS WHERE YOU MAY READ POSTINGS BY OTHER FRANTIC PROTECTORS OF DOGS AND ANSWERS BY VETS.

REMEMBER, THOUGH, THAT VETS ARE STILL VERY MUCH IN THE DARK ABOUT THESE ILLNESSES, AND YOU SHOULD BECOME INFORMED ON THE POSSIBLE CAUSES, TREATMENTS, AND DECISIONS MADE IN THESE URGENT HOURS, IN ORDER TO MONITOR THE TREATMENT OF YOUR LOVED ONES.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS TERRIFYING SCENARIO, YOU MAY BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE YOUR OWN PERSONAL INFORMATION TO HELP OTHERS AT SOME OF THESE SITES.

PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THAT TO BE REALLY INFORMED, IT IS BEST TO READ PAGES AT ALL OF THESE LINKS IN ORDER TO GET A REAL PICTURE OF WHAT IS GOING ON, AND TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN VETS DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS, AND THAT EVERY VET IS DIFFERENT, AND THAT SOME VETS KNOW ALMOST NOTHING ABOUT HOW TO TREAT YOUR DOG, SO IT IS UP TO YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROPER THINGS ARE DONE FOR YOUR DOG.

 

a very good forum for information on AIHA and IMHA and other ailments

http://medoc.dmrnet.net/cgi-bin/forum/vetnet/sub7/cmtlist.html

 

a great study on nutritional causes of major illnesses in dogs

http://www.meatstinks.com/laddsurv.html

 

pages on treatment results and on how serious these threats really are- we were told that our dog had a 'fifty-fifty chance', when, in fact, he had almost no chance at all, and further treatment would only torture an already ill dog. beware of money motives in your practitioner.

http://www.inno-vet.com/articles/2000/0900/15.html.

http://www.inno-vet.com/articles/1999/1199/60.htm

 

this article explains how a hard-to-find parasite may often be the instigating factor. your vet must be made to do extensive testing to find out if parasites are an underlying cause.

http://www.inno-vet.com/articles/2001/0701/27.html

 

this page explains how a certain strep bacteria can cause severe and fatal conditions in dogs, including DIC

http://www.bogartsdaddy.com/bouvier/Health/streptococcal-toxic-shock-syndrome.htm

 

a good explanation of aiha and imha is found here

http://www.cloudnet.com/~jdickson/imhaitphandout.htm

 

a good resource for finding info on dog illnesses

http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/showsect.cfm?section=Dogs 

 

why itchy skin may indicate serious conditions, and why allergies can lead to imha and should be considered dangerous for dogs

http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/petcolumns/showarticle.cfm?id=316 

 

bloat information links- most commonly associated with the larger breeds, but applicable to all dogs

http://www.hollyhollowkennels.com/bloatlinks.htm

 

bloat can lead to anemia, (IMHA and DIC) and is quickly life-threatening

http://www.kifka.com/Elektrik/Bloat.htm#Changes 

 

emergency instructions for bloating

http://www.cca-foundation.org/instructions.html

 

the real, sad statistics which let you know there is very little hope for any dog who has imha- don't listen to any vet who gives you better odds.

Click here: Immune-mediated hemolytic anemia: 70 cases (1988-1996).

 

this page reminds you that allergies are symptoms of an overactive immune system, and not to overstimulate it 

 http://www.vetmedcenter.com/Consumer/display.asp?fn=P-MR-A-Hr_Q-herbalmedQAFK1SY.xml&dt=K

 

important info on DIC

http://www.vspn.net/vspnsearch/aow/dic.htm

 

blood counts for you to check diagnoses with- do not put your loved one's fate into the hands of any vet without finding out the blood test results, and checking them out with others.


http://home.att.net/~joan.ogg/aiha_info.htm

how to prevent bloat in your dog

http://www.showdogs.org/CinnRhee/bloat.html

 

this form of cancer can easily be misdiagnosed as IMHA- vital, since the wrong treatment can take away any chance your dog might have

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/dehemsarcoma.html 

 

diagnosis of DIC - make sure, since DIC is usually fatal- it is pointless and cruel to attempt to treat a dog this ill, and any attempt on a vet's part would be only for financial reasons

http://www.inno-vet.com/articles/1999/1299/24.htm

 

further ways to diagnose DIC- so you may make sure of what the test results mean

http://www.inno-vet.com/articles/1999/1299/22.htm

 

another pet health message board

http://www.eattheapple.com/messboards.htm

 

how to read lab test results-three links

Click here: Douglas Island Veterinary Service - How to read lab test results

Click here: Understanding Laboratory Tests

Click here: Laboratory Test 

http://www.inno-vet.com/key99/diag99.htm

 

basic first aid info for dogs

http://www.cheyannewest.com/dogfirst.html

 

i hope we all know that both chocolate and onions are deadly to dogs, but did you know that onions can lead to anemia, and therefore, to IMHA ?

http://www.animalclinic.com/bloat.htm

a nice message board, and info on why one should not feed tuna to cats often ( i just want to give all info i find on whatever pet or whatever ailment)

http://www.purelypets.com/wwwboard/messages/296.html

JUST TO MAKE SURE:

I ASSUME EVERY DOG PERSON KNOWS THAT CHOCOLATE AND ONIONS ARE POISONOUS TO DOGS, AND THAT ONIONS ARE ALSO POISONOUS TO CATS. 

 

a list of plants poisonous to dogs

http://www.golden-retriever.com/poison-plants.html

 

more on how the immune system works in dogs

http://www.golden-retriever.com/dodds.html

 

another page on just how usually fatal anemia is, and how it affects the body

http://www.vetcentric.com/magazine/magazineArticle.cfm?ARTICLE=When%20the%20Diagnosis%20is%20Immune%2DMediated%20Hemolytic%20Anemia

 

a lovely site on this grave illness

http://www.cloudnet.com/~jdickson/

 

another description, though not full enough, of IMHA

http://home.att.net/~joan.ogg/aiha_info.htm 

 

here is an article showing that bacterial infection can lead to IMHA

http://www.vetinfo.com/dimha.html#Known%20causes%20of%20immune%20mediated%20hemolytic%20anemia

 

more info on IMHA

http://www.vetinfo.com/dimhanemia.html

http://members.aol.com/abywood/www/aiha2.htm

 

 

an excellent IMHA info forum, with current intelligent postings and good archives too

http://medoc.dmrnet.net/cgi-bin/forum/vetnet/sub7/cmtlist.html

 

 

great article on yeast infections,(candida), in dogs

http://www.purelypets.com/wwwboard/messages/231.html 

 

another pet forum and info on heartworm medication as a cause of IMHA

http://www.dr-dan.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000115.html

 

more comments on causes of and how fatal AIHA and IMHA(degrees of anemia) are- a very good article

http://www.vetcentric.com/magazine/magazineArticle.cfm?ARTICLE=When%20the%20Diagnosis%20is%20Immune%2DMediated%20Hemolytic%20Anemia

 

more listings of articles on canine health

http://www.asr-svcs.dircon.co.uk/wwwchc/art_toc.htm

 

on a blood cancer in dogs, hemangiosarcoma- often mistaken for AIHA

http://www.golden-retriever.com/dodds.html

 

info on the danger and consequences of spider bites for dogs

http://www.petplace.com/articles/artShow.asp?artID=2747

http://www.angelfire.com/sys/popup_source.shtml?Category=

 

and on the stings of other insects

http://www.canismajor.com/dog/critter.html#Bite

 

i hope you have learned by now just how dangerous a blood transfusion can be, especially to a dog with IMHA- it can make the condition far worse- here is more about the dangers of blood transfusions for dogs

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=351

 

why mannitol, which is sometimes used in conjunction with other very dangerous drugs, is also dangerous

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=249

 

more ways to diagnose DIC

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=87

 

causes of DIC

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=86

 

other dangers to be informed about in hospital care of dogs

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=108 

 

more dangers of drugs

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=177

 

more drug dangers with clotting and anti-clotting

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=100

 

more dangers with blood transfusions

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=209

 

pancreatitis can lead to DIC

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=306

 

more info on onion toxicity and treatment options for

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearlindivweb.cfm?questionnumber=221

 

various info on pet emergency situations

http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/ccu/pearladminweb.cfm

 

some info on veterinary drugs

http://www.internetvets.com/vetdrugs.htm

 

another site with AIHA, IMHA links

http://www.geocities.com/aihadogs/

 

another study proving how little chance a dog really has with IMHA- don't believe a vet who gives you more than a small percentage of a chance, and only that if he's very,very lucky.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?uid=10493413&form=6&db=m&Dopt=b

 

more info on causes, including penny and other coins ingestion- and why the coombs test is not to be relied upon

http://www.vetinfo.com/dencyclopedia/deimha.html

 

info on enlarged spleen

http://www.vetinfo.com/dspleen.html

 

diseases that cause seizures in dogs

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/other_causes_of_Seizures.htm

 

info on how too much voltage can cause diseases

http://www.he.net/~virginia/00000044.htm

 

on strep in dogs

http://www.inno-vet.com/key99/diag99.htm

 

AGAIN, TO STRESS THE DANGER OF BLOATING IN YOUR DOG- IT CAN OCCUR SUDDENLY IN ANY DOG

danger of bloat in dogs

http://www.animalclinic.com/bloat.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


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