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    Hey Tkay......do you have a Sydney rescue yet or WHAT???????
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    please please please people... think twice before injecting any substance to your dog.

    my dog almost died as well from this Proheart Sr-12 injection. 3-4 days after the injection, it started to developed rashes, swollen eyes and fever. The rashes became darker and darker and bigger. The black patches varied from 0.5cm - 2.5cm in diameter. On Sunday, 1 April 2012, I had no choice but have to bring him to Sydney Uni Veterinarian Hospital Emergency Services because of the high fever and my dog was almost unconscious.

    They prescribed Dex (my dog) with 5 different kind of pills and creams. It cost me $360. Up until now the black patches (according to hospital, the black patches are due to the dying skin cells as the result of the injection) have not yet gone. He is still weak and itchy.

    Today I was doing my research about this injection and bumped into this forum. I want APVMA to ban this substance. Unfortunately, they can't do anything if no one is reporting to them. So I beg for you whose dogs had had bad reactions or almost died or died to report it to APVMA (Australian Pesticide and Veterinary Medicines Authority). According to their 2009 report, only one dog died from ProHeart SR-12. I really doubt that report because many people don't know where or how to report their incidents. If there are more and more people report, they will take more into the consideration to ban the substance.

    The direct link to report is :
    Veterinary Medicines Adverse Experience Reporting

    Please report your adverse effects to APVMA and who knows we might save many dogs' lives from death.

    Thank you

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    bony limas

    I hope your dog is ok.

    I know that the heart worm injection / treatment came with a warning - that the puppy/dog should be tested for heart worm and clear before using it. Ie giving the injection when the dog has heartworm already - can cause major problems.

    And there is all the stuff listed above. My dog did have the injection (2 of them) with her vax for the first year without problems and I use revolution spot on now with a canex wormer tablet.

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    Just got the letter in the post today for Mojos next shot which is due later in the month.....luckily he was OK with the first lot but i'll be asking a few questions now after reading your post B.L.... I hope Dex gets well real soon and thanks for the 'heads up'.


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    Ok, you all have me worried now! My vet recommended the heartworm injection when I was getting my last lot of shots. My pup has had the first injection, and he'll be due for another one at 6months.. but now I'm reconsidering whether I want to use it. I give my cat monthly flea/worming treatment, so it's not going to be a problem to just do them both on the same day. I was told revolution is the best one for cats, but I was under the impression that advocate was the better one for dogs, is this right?

    If I want to switch to advocate instead of the injections, do I get the next injection or not? I assume it could be bad to 'double dose' if he's had the injection and I then treat it again with the combination flea/wormer. He's getting his last parvo shot next week so I'll check with the vet.. though he's old and a bit funny and doesn't really explain things very clearly.

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    I think if your dog hasn't had the heartworm injection before - you start with two of them. And I think they're well over $80 each - which I suppose if you look at it per month doesn't seem so bad - but if you add up a years worth of flea, worm, heartworm, tape worm, tick (if you need it) etc treatment, that might give you a more realistic price or cost.

    If you're a bit forgetful, the annual thing is probably worth it. I put reminders in my phone and the due dates are lined up with my birthday, cos that's how it worked out, and I'm pretty good at remembering my birthday.

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    For my cat at least, I bought a bulk lot of revolution off a website and it worked out a fair amount cheaper since I bought 2yrs worth at once. The first heartworm injection cost me $80, though the vet said that's half price since he's a pup, and I think he said the next one will be $80 as well, but then it's full price from then on, and I need other worming treatment on top of that. I'll have a look at the place I got the revolution from and compare pricing, but I'd like to treat for fleas anyway since I know how much of a pain they are to get rid of once you have them. I treat my cat for fleas too and he's never outside of my yard and mostly indoors. I think my vet is a strong believer in not treating things unless it's a problem, anyone else have opinions on this? Personally I'd rather prevent problems from occurring rather than trying to fix them once they're a problem, but I can certainly understand why people don't want to put chemicals on their pets if it's not necessary.

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    I think my vet is a strong believer in not treating things unless it's a problem
    Does this mean he'd never vaccinate? What about feeding? Ie no need to feed your critter until it shows signs of starving?

    I agree to a point, eg there's not a lot me treating for paralysis tick since they don't occur here, but if I go to where they are, with my dog, I do take preventative action as well as doing regular (twice daily) checks.

    There is also some arguement about the level of vaccination - ie to do a C5 every year is probably over vaccinating. But it's way more expensive to break the vax up into separate products and do immunity tests before deciding which to give. Kennel cough vax is like flu vax for humans - has to be given every year because that virus mutates (changes) often.

    And if I could take something that stops mozzies from biting me - I'd trade a few years of my life for that.

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