Had this posted to my Facebook wall by Joyce Burton Titular. Made my day!
Had this posted to my Facebook wall by Joyce Burton Titular. Made my day!
Recieved May 23, 2016 from Amy Jaramillo Ureste of Brownsville, Texas
“This is Missy. She will be 3 years old in September. In March 5th she was diagnosed with distemper. She wasn’t eating, nor being her hyper self that she normally is, her nose was so hard and dry, and full of green buggers and blood, her paws were so hard. I would wake up with her every hour giving her water with sugar, pedialyte, and water with a syringe. I wouldn’t sleep just to keep an eye on her because I was so scared she might not wake up. We took her to the vet. She got some antibiotics. Vet said she doesn’t get better bring her back on the 3rd day, so we did. 2nd vet saw her and told us she had distemper. My husband told him, “well save my pup” vet said “it’s not worth it, it’s better if you just put her down, your wasting your money and time”. I just started crying like crazy. I took her out of there and I said “no, I’m not giving up on her”. So we found this amazing group. And we heard about the New castle vaccine. We ordered it. My husband said let’s take the shot. So we did. We went back to the vet to see if he would help us in injecting her. He refused. He didn’t want to be part of it because there was no scientific proof that it saves dogs from distemper. So we took matter into our own hands, one of our good friends they are familiar with distemper said they would help. So we took the chance. We gave her the dosage ever 12hrs till it was gone. It was so hard since she was so dehydrated. But our friends managed to get it thru. The 1st night she ate and drank water. The 2nd round she fell back down again. 3rd one was the charm. She started eating again. Being more active. A week later it’s as if nothing were to ever happen. She is back to being the boss with our other dogs lol. Most people said if we were sure it was distemper. I tell people well whatever it was this new castle vaccine sure killed it.”
From the website of Arizona Desert Rotti & Pals Rescue
T-Bone the SURVIVOR!! has found a home! You can read T-Bone the SURVIVOR!!’s original profile below or view adoptable pets from this adoption group.
Arizona Desert Rotti & Pals Rescue
Tucson, AZ 85731
About T-Bone the SURVIVOR!!
Meet an AMAZING BOY!! This is T-BONE, a Lab/Boxer mix and he is a DISTEMPER SURVIVOR! He is now 2 years old. Not long after we saved him off death row (as a puppy) and vaccinated him, he came down withe distemper. Distemper shots don’t work if a dog has been exposed and it’s in their system. Our director went to GREAT lengths and time to save this boys’s life. She sent for a new treatment that is supposed to help and GUESS WHAT? It DID! T-Bone can RUN like the wind on the ranch, his foster home. He’s loving, sweet, likes all sizes of dogs and is an all around NICE BOY. The ONLY thing we notiice if he stands still for too long, one can notice a bit of a twitch, but it’s really not that noticeable.
SO if you like LARGE, FUN dogs that love walking, hiking, playing and just being a DOG? Well, T-Bone may be your DREAM GUY! This boy has energy to spare, so if you’re a couch potato, he will NOT call you for a second date. This is ONE NICE DOG who LOVES to play and adores other dogs and people. You can also tell by his photos, that this is big one big goofy boy!
His foster mom keeps saying he is just SO NICE!
Since T-Bone also LOVES to be around people, he won’t make a good dog for someone looking to dump him in their back yard and forget about him. He wants to be part of a PACK!! Tthis guy will catch on quick and be your best buddy in no time!! He is VERY VERY sweet.
Since he’s a BIG BABY and doesn’t know he’s strong, we prefer he go to a home with older children. They will also be goof at keeping up with him and help with her energy level!
OR, you can fill out a pre adoption application at http://www.azdesertrotti.com
NOTE!! At the end of the application under comments, please include the type of yard you have around your home as well as fencing.
Arizona Desert Rotti and Pals is a NO KILL rescue serving Tucson and the surrounding area. We work very hard to save animals in danger, so ANY donations, food, blankets, or financial, are GREATLY appreciated!
We usually show our smaller dogs at Petsmart at Grant & Swan (Tucson) from 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM. However, we don’t bring our larger dogs unless we get and approve (speak to the people interested at length) an application before the adoption event. IF you are interested in this boy, you can send a pet inquiry to this site.
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From Katrina Pontanar
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Hello! I just want to share to you a happy ending. My dog Czar, a nine-year old shih tzu, survived distemper with no after effects. He has no twitching, loss of motor skills or other neurological disruptions. In a place like Philippines where NDV spinal tap is almost beyond reach (being available only in the capital) and where most of the veterinary clinics are hesitant almost unwelcoming to distemper dogs, I thought I should share to you how my dog and I have overcome great odds to keep him not just alive, but intact.
Back in the day, Czar had seen three veterinary clinics, all have advised me to put him to sleep. You know what they don’t tell you about distemper? Your dog fights if you do. After religious trips to the vet for Canglob D shots and sleeping beside him every night and talking to him while he is bedridden, I had shown my dog how life is worth fighting for.
And so we fought, day in and day out. I would do things I don’t normally do. He had severe coughs and his hind legs were too weak, but I knew he still wanted to have his walk. So I walked him, my hands supported his belly. Sometimes, I would let him hear sound effects of cats purring so that he would bark at it. I gave him his favorite food. Every day, he was not without me. Every single time, he never had to think that he had a serious illness. Because of that, his demeanor never changed.
He was lethargic but still very attentive. He was weak but was still very eager. The key to helping your dog survive is not only giving him meds, but also being there for him all the time. People think I’m crazy, but you know what’s crazy? Czar cheated distemper unscathed. Seeing him now to how he was before distemper is definitely worth all the sleepless nights and tireless trips to vets.
When your dog has distemper, money is not only the issue. I pray that owners with distemper dogs will never give up. This is both our fight with our dogs. You have no right to give up if they haven’t.
Here’s a Facebook post we really think everyone should read and watch this video:
“Anya, tested positive for distemper in December after exposure on Nov 10th. (White, with dark spots in the video.) Treated with the NCD spinal tap treatment since she had neurological damage. Today, she is a happy, healthy dachshund in her adoptive home. Dexter, the other dachshund in the video, also showed the same early symptoms that Anya did after being exposed to her in the home. He was treated with the NCD body shots, and the result, although we aren’t 100% that he was infected, are obvious. If he also had distemper, we averted neuro damage, and if he didn’t, no harm was done.”
Thanks to Linda Hendricks for sending us this story and to Casey Toby for sharing the video.
We were contacted by Brian Hodgson of Toledo City, Cebu, in the Philippines back in May. Their puppy, Kimba, had been diagnosed with distemper and the vet immediately recommended euthanasia.
“Vet told us to dig a grave. No cure and no chance of survival. …. Is there anything I can do ? I’m not prepared to give up that easily :(((”
Unfortunately, I had no vets using NDV to recommend in Cebu, but Brian still did not give up on this pup. The only treatment the vet would perform was the euthanasia. They decided to treat the dog on their own. With antiboitics, electrolytes and fluids and a lot of TLC, Kimba made a full recovery.
Not every dog can be saved from distemper, but more are saved when the vets and owners are willing to try.
Brian sent us these pictures this week.
Hooray for Kimba!
Mhica Martinez of the Philippines first contacted us on May 9 through the Save Dogs From Distemper Facebook page about her dog, Keiko, suffering from distemper.
This week, she sent us these pics and videos about his progress. Keiko was treated at Pendragon Animal Health Group: http://pendragonvet.com/
Keiko’s First visit to his Vet He was diagnosed with Distemper.
On the 3rd day, he arrived home after the injection of NDV serum..
Body is paralyzed. Only eye movement.
First meal on the 3rd day of the disease.
This pic was taken after 3 weeks of the Vaccine.. He can move his tail and body. But he can’t stand and walk. Appetite is good.
Video taken last month. He can’t stand, walk nor move his body. Only his head can move.
This video has just recorded tonight (July 27). Look how happy he was. We just took him to vet to have his 5-in-1 vaccine. The doctor said he can’t believe that Keiko suffered from canine distemper.
I am so happy that he is now a survivor of that disease. I would like to thank you and also Dr. Sears.
God bless you!
I’ve been doing this for more than 7 years, and the message is still the same as when I began:
THERE IS HOPE FOR DOGS WITH DISTEMPER!
— Ed Bond
July 29, 2015
This is Mira — short for miracle — the only one of 6 puppies in a litter to survive distemper. By the time her foster mom, Nikki Brannon, contacted us in May, 2 of the pups had already been euthanized. Another was already having non-stop seizures.
The NDV serum was not able to save 2 of the remaining pups, but Mira survived. She is now “thriving and has no signs of infection. How she escaped the damage I can only attribute to her receiving the medicine on time.” writes Nikki. She goes on to say, “I thank you so much for the information needed to save this baby’s life!!!”
You’re welcome. Distemper is a terrible disease and difficult to beat in even the best of circumstances. Not every dog can be saved, but more are saved when owners and caregivers like Nikki are willing to try. We are always thrilled to hear about any dog surviving this disease. They are a hope for the rest of us, that more dogs can be saved.
Thank you, Nikki, for sharing these photos.
Received July 3, 2015
November 2, 2015
Happy to report that Mira got adopted and is now 7 months old.
She has a front leg tremor and some teeth issues but she is alive and happy!!
Here’s a picture of her then and now!
Feel free to share on your website!