Holistic vets are seeing the opposite:
Where It Begins
Five years and 56 injected diseases later,
The Beginning Of The End
Did they know that they were killing Thunder with kindness?Thunder was brought back to the vet with further weight loss and bleeding
Thunders platelets were low and clumping and the vet reported that her condition might be immune mediated or inflammatory
Thunder was prescribed Aspirin
The Aspirin dose was increased and she was placed on Cosequin and given long acting immunosuppressive steroids (which are contraindicated with Aspirin, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory). She was also prescribed antihistamines. All of these treatments are immunosuppressive.
Thunder was given even more steroids and longer acting antibiotics which would have increased the development of autoimmune disease.
Thunder was given immunosuppressive steroids both orally and by injection.
Atopica was added to the arsenal. Atopica is a chemotherapeutic agent which is very immunosuppressive. Thunder was also given more antibiotics. Her intake notes diagnosed pyogranulamatuous inflammation, a chronic inflammation which is caused by cell damage.
Thunder is again taken to the vet and her notes stated she was “sick with fever, chronic dermatitis, crusts, scabs, pustules.” She was given another long lasting immunsuppressive steroid injection. Thunder, now 11, was also vaccinated at the same time, despite her evident illness and FDA warnings against administering vaccines to a sick animal.
despite their dwindling funds, Thunders owners brought her to a second vet for another opinion. They were then referred to a board certified dermatologist in hopes of finding a final solution. He stated that Thunder had “German Shepherd disease” and put Thunder on Tramadol, a pain medication and more antibiotics. He also recommended Thunder be placed on Hills Science Diet. He suggested Thunder’s owners might want to consider euthanasia as there was little hope for a good quality of life.