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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Back in 2006 we were told his low level of 1:50 was just an "exposure" titer and not to treat. So 3 long years with countless vetting appointments with no less than SEVEN different vets testing his thyroid, treating him for Sarcoptic mange, and too many antibiotics including Cephalexin and Simplicef which he was also allergic to causing him to break out in hives and also causing him to have Leaky Gut Syndrome--we finally decided to start him on doxycycline the summer of 2009 and treat him for the RMSF that must have always been causing most of his health issues.
Bogie reacted to every food, even raw--but he seemed to tolerate Wellness moist Lamb and Sweet Potato canned food. It was like a miracle occured. As he was having weekly shampoos with Ketochlor or Melasab and an Oatmeal based shampoo which he was also totally allergic to, we found that using a detergent free shampoo worked the best every week. Bogie may be chronically infected with RMSF as he does seem to struggle once he is taken off the doxy- but what a discovery this treatment has made to improve his quality of life.
I do hope his story helps other pets with chronic allergies be tested and treated for RMSF if there is the slightest positive antibody result. Bogie would need to be adopted in the Chicago area because we need to monitor his progress. He may need to stay on doxy for a while longer and he needs to stay on his Wellness food. Other than that-- he just needs a weekly shampoo, a daily walk and a lot of LOVE. He is so special to us. For me personally, Bogie has taught be patience and to never give up but to trust my good instincts too.--Love you bud!! Lisa
UPDATE November 2008 It has been 2 years since Bogie joined my foster family. It's been a learning experience and I do feel that he deserves a family of his own and could be adopted with care instructions. He would have to stay within the Chicago area and any adopter would need to understand that I have worked very hard to undo all the problems created by too much vetting and too many quick fix antibiotic regemines. I have Bogie's allergies managed hollistically by keeping him on Wellness Moist Lamb and Rice food diet with raw beef and lamb on special occasions. I also do bi-weekly shampooing now with some safe Seventh Generation natural detergent from Fruitful Yield Healthfood stores. Bogie will probably always get itchier in the spring/summer, due to the bugs and his over reactive immune system response from his Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever exposure, but this fall I really focused on keeping the areas where he chewed his hair cleaned daily with antiseptic washes and hs is just doing fantastic. As cuddly and affectionate as Bogie is- any extra effort needed to deal with his allergies would be worth the love he would give in return.
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There is nothing more fun than a romp at the local dog park! These dogs need energetic adopters willing to let them run, romp and play!
Due to the fact that many of our dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.
All adoptions include vaccinations, deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All IBR dogs are crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. All adopters must also have safe fenced in yards and be non-smoking homes.
If you are interested in adopting this pet, please fill out an online adoption application.
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Monetary donations can also be mailed directly to IBR, PO BOX 364, Wood Dale, IL 60191.
Illinois Birddog Rescue, Inc is a 501c3 not-for-profit charity licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.