Was my dog misdiagnosed?

Go Back   Dog Forum > Keeping and Caring for Dogs > Dog Health

Was my dog misdiagnosed?

This is a discussion on Was my dog misdiagnosed? within the Dog Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Dogs category; We put her down that same day, a Sunday, but i woke up, went to give my dog her food and found her whining and ...

User Tag List

Like Tree5Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2018, 05:27 PM
  #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Question Was my dog misdiagnosed?

We put her down that same day, a Sunday, but i woke up, went to give my dog her food and found her whining and gnawing at her back legs,(she was fine the day before), and we called all the vets from Fresno county and one was opened on a Sunday, only one. we took her to the car and to the vet. we sat and waited for what felt like years, and they told us she was paralyzed in her back legs(paraplegia) because of a blood clot. is that possible, and why would that of happened? we had to put her down, one of the saddest moments in my life, but im wondering if that could have been what really happened and if there were better routes to take. i am also wondering if there is a way to prevent that from happening on my current dog. i will answer any questions. Thanks.
Dylan Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 05:55 PM
  #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
..

Last edited by Dylan Smith; 01-23-2018 at 06:02 PM.
Dylan Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2018, 05:57 PM
  #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Also

She was a german-shepard husky and 10 years old
Dylan Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 01-23-2018, 07:46 PM
  #4
Senior Member
 
animalcraker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So Cal
Posts: 713
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Sorry for your loss. No idea if your dog was misdiagnosed, but it is possible for dogs to have blood clots that cause paralysis. Unfortunately if that is the case then there is no way to prevent it.
animalcraker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 02:08 AM
  #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm sorry, sounds very sad and sudden. A blood clot is not common in dogs but can definitely happen. Some conditions such as heart disease or hormone abnormalities can make it more likely. If they are severe then there is generally little that can be done apart from ending their suffering so I suspect you made exactly the right decision.
leashedForLife likes this.
Our Pets Health is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 05:34 AM
  #6
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Boston metro-area, USA
Posts: 1,885
Mentioned: 46 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Unhappy That's a pity.

.

throwing a clot that blocks circulation to the hindlimbs is more common in cats than dogs, but yes, it happens.
Little can be done to prevent it, sadly. If it is secondary to undiagnosed cardiac problems, treating the heart issue can help prevent a clot; but anything undiagnosed can have consequences B4 we know there's an issue.

Cardiomyopathy

In cats, it's often called 'saddle thrombus'; the most-likely area of the clot is in the aorta on the way to the rear limbs.

I'm sorry this happened to Ur dog - unfortunately, it's not easily prevented, nor very common.

- terry

.
cos likes this.
leashedForLife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2018, 09:43 AM
  #7
Senior Member
 
Artdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 883
Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Questioning & second guessing is an act of grieving.

Sorry for your loss. It's always hard. This is when Love really does hurt.
leashedForLife likes this.
Artdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2018, 04:55 PM
  #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 12
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Unhappy

thanks guys, her name was Kira, she was very hyper and jumped alot, i just wish i could have prevented it, or atleast known the cause, because she was a really healthy dog. they truly are mans best friend
Dylan Smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2018, 02:11 PM
  #9
Senior Member
 
rotten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 785
Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Im sorry for your loss. Hurts like hell doesnt it. Give yourself time and allow your grief to come. Nothing you could of done could of prevented this. And strokes clot in brain- are a age related risk. Take care
leashedForLife likes this.
rotten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2018, 03:17 PM
  #10
Senior Member
 
Shadowmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Cambridge MA
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't have any helpful medical insights, I just know it can break your heart to lose a beloved furbaby. Try to remember all the joy you gave each other and all the love and good moments.
Shadowmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Dog Stairs - Dog Steps - Quality Pet Products
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I think my dog has been misdiagnosed.. SlowAnSteady Dog Health 4 01-10-2018 08:26 PM
Took dog to vet but maybe misdiagnosed? Johnv713 Dog Health 13 04-08-2016 10:07 AM


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.