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    anne-marie
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        Please please if you are a vet or have extensive knowledge of dogs and can possibly help work out what is wrong with Max my beautiful Belgium shepard. Please contact me. Message, mobile, I call you back any thing. His symtoms are all contridicting and we can’t work out what is wrong with him. I can list them but what symtoms has now have changed from a fews ago but basically he has: Sick froth and coughed after eating as if some thing was stuck in his throat. He has not been poisoned. Had a temp.. not now. Back legs not functioning properly and obviously in pain. Had an appetite no he doesnt really and I have noticed he’s licking a lot…………..Any and I mean any ideas????????????

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        #43419
        BJ
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            You could try ringing Andreas the vet in Iraklion his number is 6944202667 He is very compasionate and helps if possible. Hope your dog recovers soon.

            #43672
            jandis
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                As somebody who has kept dogs for over 40 years I strongly recommend you take your dog to a vet as soon as possible. Would you expect any illness you had to be diagnosed over the phone?
                Jandis

                #43862
                latsida
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                    googled the symptoms and got this

                    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/paralysis-in-dogs.html

                    phone for a vet ASAP ,good luck

                    #44017
                    anne-marie
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                        393C3B3D2137530 wrote: As somebody who has kept dogs for over 40 years I strongly recommend you take your dog to a vet as soon as possible. Would you expect any illness you had to be diagnosed over the phone?
                        Jandis 

                        There is a very famous saying that goes; ‘Never pressume it makes a fool out of both you and I’

                        So in answer no I wouldn’t expect a diagnosis from any one over the phone that’s why the dog has already been to three vets  :-/

                        #44140
                        Tedblue
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                            Have sent pm

                            #44238
                            anne-marie
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                                I would like to thank every one who posted, sent me PMs and even called me about Max. Most of you don’t even know me personally so I was even more touched by the response.  THANK YOU.

                                I have checked out all ideas. Some such as Bloat for example, both I and one of the vets had already checked. But all ideas were very gratefully recieved especially the one that came from Peter at Cretan Kennels.

                                After phoning Peter and telling him the symptoms he immediately asked if we had any oxalis growing in the garden. We do. Stacks of it. It’s poisonous to dogs. I checked out the symptons on the web and what it can lead to. Colic is one thing. Max has all the symptoms, including the raised spine and the raised hind leg and some times legs. We think that he started with Gastrenteritous, he ate the grass and flowers which he has done many many times in the past, but in his weakened condition his little body cant cope, hence the adverse effects!
                                After checking many other sites including chats from people whose dogs have been thru this illness, I discovered the best cure is Milk of Magnesia, Gripe water and some times an injection of Xantac.

                                Peter no wonder your kennels are so popular, your knowledge always amazes me. THANK YOU and again thank you to every one who contacted me. I will know over the next 48 hours if our working out is correct. Very difficult when the symptoms kept changing. Fingers crossed we are on the right track now  :)

                                #44317
                                Del Boy
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                                    Hi, I have been in touch with a friend of mine who is a dog breeder. He said it could be soft palate which is a birth defect.
                                    I hope Peter is right.

                                    #44387
                                    scooby
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                                        Our puppy (approx 4 months) came over all sick (white foam vomit) and he was very weak and lethargic. Treated him with Primperan and Zantac every 8 hours and rubbed honey on his gums as was dehydrated and to give him energy. 2 days later he is like a jumping bean and back to normal.

                                        #44446
                                        anne-marie
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                                            Scooby I have just been to chemist to collect the milka magnesia I asked them to get. Had not heard of Primperan or seen your post at the time. Ordered xantac injections and will try the honey even though he has not been dehydrated throughout his illness, it will give him a bit of energy. Finally will be praying hard. This was a rescue dog. I got him at 4 months old and we have been best friends ever since. I know it sounds daft but I love him to bits, he’s funny, great company especially for my daughter and the only thing he can’t do is talk!!

                                            Thanks to you and again every one for all your concern and help. I will post and let you all know his progress.

                                            #44499
                                            jandis
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                                                Anne-Marie: I’m sorry to upset you concerning taking your dog to a vet but your first post made no mention that you had. You’re obviously NOT one of the many people I have come across over the years who expect someone to make a diagnosis over the phone (i.e. at no cost) without seeing the animal and all its symptoms. Good luck, I hope the treatments you are trying are successful.
                                                Jandis

                                                #44541
                                                anne-marie
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                                                    No problem and thank you for your apology. I always have a lot of time for people who can make that gesture! :)

                                                    I decided to ask on the internet as his symptoms are very confusing until they suddenly make sense….if you follow me and probably only some one who has been down this road would be able to help. One of the vets who seen Max is a very experienced German vet and she came to the same conclusions as one of the Greek vets but then 48 hours later some of his symptoms changed and he got worse.

                                                    This is going to take time and hopefully not a lot of trial and error. I just want him to get better and of course all of the oxalis is being removed from the garden……just don’t know what I’m doing about the hundreds of stremmata around us!! :-/

                                                    #44577
                                                    anne-marie
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                                                        Still looking for help for Max. Although he is a lot better he still is getting sick, thick clear flem with froth after he eats. The vets are completely baffled. We are changing his medicine from today. Cutting out the anti-biotics and staying with zantac injections twice a day and milk of magnesia. If he is not any better by Monday, we have to give this a chance to work, he will go for an x-ray.

                                                        The weird thing is that he is now bounding around with no stiffness in his legs…but some times is still feeling sorry for himself. Any one with any ideass and I mean any ideas please please let me know.

                                                        #44609
                                                        anne-marie
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                                                            Very very sadly I had to have my lovely Max put to sleep last night. He died peacefully in my arms. Although this is the kindest thing that I could do for him I am devasted. We had never been apart in ten and a half years.

                                                            I am letting you all know what happened as I have met, had messages and calls from people who have said that they have been following Maxs story.

                                                            We cured Maxs gasterinteritus and Peter was completely correct with his oxalis poisoning diagnosis, but then Max got sick a few days later with some thing totally unconnected and some thing I had never heard of. Narrowing of the esophagus. It comes on suddenly and is impossible to cure without surgery which in itself is extremely specialised.The problem was that the original illness was so close time wise to what eventually happened to him it was hard to detect in the beginning.

                                                            When it was originally diagnosed we tried several things but Maxs age was against him. The final two days he got worse, it was awful to see him when he coughed and after discovering what would eventually happen to him I decided that I loved him to much to ever let him suffer so I had put down.

                                                            For those of you who knew Max and his history I know that you will be sad to hear this news. He was probably the most famous dog in the area. He had a brilliant character and was too clever for his own paws!

                                                            Once again I really would like to thank every one for their help.

                                                            God love you Max as much as I did my furry friend :'(

                                                            #44639
                                                            The Grocer
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                                                                anne-marie,

                                                                So sorry to hear about Max. The loss of any pet after so long is so sad. By what I have read the narrowing of the esophagus was probably as a result of the previous condition. Chronic reflux of stomach acid up into the esophagus may cause enough inflammation to scar the esophagus at its lower end. This can produce a so-called stricture, which becomes an obstacle for the passage of food.
                                                                Take heart in knowing your pet had a good life for many years……..

                                                                #44661
                                                                anne-marie
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                                                                    Dear Grocer. Thank you so much for letting me know this info. Believe it or not even up to last night I was still searching for info in the internet to really try and understand what happened to Max. You can read about one condition on it’s own but Max had one that I now realise caused something else and so on.

                                                                    I was going to speak to the vet again to get the full story, but now thanks to you I have understood what happened and after reading through the relevant sites again, even though I feel awful and keep asking myself ‘Could I have saved him’ I believe that putting him to sleep was the kindest thing I could do.

                                                                    Thank you very much once again for taking the time to help.

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                                                                    LJF
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                                                                        Really feel for you, anne-marie, but you made the best decision you could for Max and were with him ’til the end. Remember all your happy times together and what a lovely life you gave him XXX

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