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We took both our greys in for their 6 month wellness check last weekend.

Though they both lost some weight the were other-wise very healthy.

Poop, urine and blood tests were run.

 

Last night we got a call from the vet...

 

Our girl June has parasites! Heart worm and another (my husband took the call and can't remember the other).

WHAT? They both get heart worm preventative pills every month like clockwork! Now both (to be safe) have to go on meds for the next couple months.

So this alone is disturbing, but this isn't even the worst news...

 

Our brindle boy Sidney's blood levels were very bad...

And bad as in they are 95% sure he has Lymphoma.

 

We were both shocked at this news... not expecting it at all.

 

So this weekend we have an appt this weekend with HOPE to have Sidney evaluated and more tests run to see for sure what is going on.

 

I will keep you all posted as we find out more, but good thoughts, vibes, prayers, etc are appreciated.

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Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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Many HW positive dogs live for years. I have been told a zillion times if you can prove that you bought the HW preventive from you vet and your dog gets them the company will pay for treatment :dunno

 

I lost my Buddy to Lymphoma. It is fast and furious. Brace yourself and I am so sorry. :grouphug


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I am thinking positive for both pups!

After all, June was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March and given 1-6 months to live and she's still with us!


Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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Keeping my fingers crossed for both of your pups. :goodluck


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I am so sorry for your bad news. Hopefully, things will come around and be better.


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Thank you all. I will keep you all informed.


Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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Hoping for the best.

 

My first dog was HW position when I adopted him. He was treated and lived for many years afterwards.

 

Please keep us posted, ok?


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What a horrible shock to hear such news. I think the only positive thing is that once detected you can start on the road to dealing with it as best you all can. Sooner rather than later and harder to cure maybe? I wish you and your vet every success in treating those conditions.

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Praying for your pups. :hope


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Thx for the well wishes gang.


Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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Praying for your babies! What brand of preventative were they on? I have heard that the heartworms have been developing a resistance to the preventatives now! Maybe someone here can provide more details. What sense is it to use the kind that no longer works? I believe I heard that ivermectrin may be suspect. Maybe someone will chime in with more info.

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Oh my word. I'm so sorry for your awful news. Best thoughts for both your pups.


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Praying for your babies! What brand of preventative were they on? I have heard that the heartworms have been developing a resistance to the preventatives now! Maybe someone here can provide more details. What sense is it to use the kind that no longer works? I believe I heard that ivermectrin may be suspect. Maybe someone will chime in with more info.

We've been using Interceptor for both of them since the day we got them (6 years ago?). We also give it RELIGIOUSLY every month.


Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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:grouphug Keeping you in my thoughts.

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Update:

 

June:

Has finished her first found of Heart Worm meds. She gets the next round in 2 weeks.

 

As for Sidney:

Met with the oncologist at HOPE. Initial diagnosis is he has CLL, Chronic Lukemia Lymphoma. This is actually good news as it's easy to treat and has a high success rate of remission.

We will get the final diagnosis once his bloodwork comes back from them.

 

Also, he has been on Hills Science Diet CD for a couple years now and it's always been a chore getting him to eat it. I'm sure it's bland and not tasty. It's been really hard getting him to eat the last month or so, so we finally decided to just give up on that food and get him something he will eat... because him eating something is better than him NOT eating prescription food. We bought Blue Buffalo Wild Senior formula and he's been scarfing it down like there is no tomorrow. I'm just super happy to see him eat AND he seems to have a lot more energy and enthusiasm. Poor thing probably just wanted a decent meal.

 

So fingers crossed! Will update once we hear more...


Greyhound: Sidney our Brindle Bean (Kanes Seminol)

Kitties: Raider my old man, Sophie the Fearless and Nalla the Purr Box

Rainbow Bridge babies never to be forgotten: June (Potrs June 6.1.09 - 3.1.19), Bella, Spike, DC, Gilda & Killer.

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