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#150054 - 04/19/11 10:21 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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What about an IgA deficiency? Does he have any poop issues?

I would be worried about how his immune system was responding - or not - to all of this.

http://www.upei.ca/cidd/Diseases/immune%20disorders/selective%20IgA%20deficiency.htm

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#150078 - 04/19/11 12:39 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: JeanKBBMMMAAN]
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Nope...he doesn't have any poop issues
Vet said his body is attacking the infection
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#150173 - 04/19/11 07:39 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Quick update on Mason today. Fed him breakfast this AM (had to sit there with him and hand feed him) and about an hour later he threw it all back up in 2 piles.
As the day went on he seemed pretty much himslef.
About an hour ago, he threw up some stomach bile, so I just now fed him his dinner (again, I had to sit there and hand feed him) and I am hoping that he will keep it down.
I don't know if he just has an upset stomach or if the antibiotics aren't agreeing with him, as this is the first time he has ever thrown up his food. I did feel his stomach and it is not painful to him, not hard or anything and he is not gasey at all. I have not seem him pass stool yet today, but he usually only goes once a day now and he usually goes in the PM.
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#150195 - 04/19/11 09:28 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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I guess I meant GI issues more than just poop issues - looking at that IgA deficiency. Is this normal for him - not the puking - but the sensitivity to food and stuff?

"Dogs with IgA deficiency usually have problems from a young age. They may have recurring skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal or urinary tract infections. The typical signs you might see include pustules and scratching, sneezing or nasal discharge, prolonged or recurring diarrhea, frequent or painful urination (cystitis - bladder infection).

These dogs are also prone to develop allergies or immune-mediated disorders."

"" From that article. Which only partly sounds like what you have described.

His immune system is definitely reacting - but is it enough or is it able to do enough to clear whatever this is OR is it doing too much and attacking itself?

To me, a young dog should heal like a young dog. Or not have a problem at all. VERY frustrating to read all this for a couple of (or more) dogs here, and even more frustrating for the dog and owners. ETA- and kudos to you for all you are doing with this.


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#150197 - 04/19/11 09:57 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Quick update on Mason today. Fed him breakfast this AM (had to sit there with him and hand feed him) and about an hour later he threw it all back up in 2 piles.
As the day went on he seemed pretty much himslef.
About an hour ago, he threw up some stomach bile, so I just now fed him his dinner (again, I had to sit there and hand feed him) and I am hoping that he will keep it down.
I don't know if he just has an upset stomach or if the antibiotics aren't agreeing with him, as this is the first time he has ever thrown up his food. I did feel his stomach and it is not painful to him, not hard or anything and he is not gasey at all. I have not seem him pass stool yet today, but he usually only goes once a day now and he usually goes in the PM.


Since this is the first time he's thrown up and it's pretty common for antibiotics to cause stomach upset, I would guess the antibiotics are not agreeing with him. Are you giving a probiotic apart from the antibiotics? Which antibiotic is he on again?
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#150200 - 04/19/11 10:17 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow]
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Ruth...he is on Cephalexin 500mg. He is not receiving any probiotic but I do have one that I could give him.
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#150201 - 04/19/11 10:24 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Jean...what do you mean as far as sensitivity to food?
Mason has always had a sensitive stomach ever since I got him and especially if he receives anything out of the ordinary or something that he does not get on a regular basis. Is he a picky eater....generally speaking, no, but he has been the last few weeks which is not like him.
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#150202 - 04/19/11 10:28 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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This is also his first *confirmed* skin infection.
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#150224 - 04/19/11 11:37 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
I don't know if he just has an upset stomach or if the antibiotics aren't agreeing with him, as this is the first time he has ever thrown up his food. ...


Ceph is awfully difficult for some dogs to tolerate. Indy would throw up within 20 minutes of getting it, and she almost NEVER threw up. Max could take it longer, but by the end of the dose, he was also getting ill.

It's commonly known for causing digestive upset in dogs and in humans. It actually sent my mom to the ER shortly after she took it once. I am always amazed at how well Val's dog(s) tolerate it!!
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#150242 - 04/20/11 01:19 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I think I remember that Patti's Grimm was on it and also had problems?

Anyway, Ashley I think it's hurting poor Mason's tummy. I would definitely give a probiotic (I think the rule is 2 hours away from the antibiotic) and you might also try something to soothe his tummy, like slippery elm (but that has to be half an hour before the meds or it could absorb them).
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