My Dog is having complications from Cytopoint

Erin

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I have a 4 yr old Cavapoo. She just had her 3rd Cytopoint 3 wks ago. Since that time she has been lethargic(does not greet mewhen i get home), she doesnt want to go on walks,she can no longer jump up onto furniture. She has lost her appetite, She started hiding under my bed(this is a new behavior) she hardly looks at me when i talk to her. She started randomly((2-3x a day) yelling out in pain, but i check her all over and she seems fine. She started sneezing and has had a chronic eye infection that has only gotten worse w/antibiotic. She has always been an enthusiastic, athletic and social pup(she’s addicted to people and is a lap dog, now she is exact opposite. Im worried even more so after reading similar posts. Besides bloodwork and trying to get diagnosis, has anyone been able to reverse these effects and get their dog well again. If so, how?
 

TTouch

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When a medication is injected it goes directly into the blood system so 'works' immediately so there is nothing you can do to reverse the effects, the manufacturers say it remains in the system for 4-8 weeks so time is the only thing that helps, the issue is there is 4-8 weeks of what this medication can do/cause to the organs in her body and is the dog strong enough to pull through this time, will her organs be damaged or recover once the 4-8 weeks are over.

The hiding under the bed is a classical pain reaction and pain makes them anxious/fearful.... the only advice I could give you is stop giving her more chemical medications. Search out a TTouch Practitioner who can help with her pain and show you how to releive some of her pain and/or an accupressurist who again can releive some of her pain naturally without giving more chemicals. I would also purchase a Bioflow collar for her to wear again no chemicals but narurally releives pain and inflammation. https://www.bioflow.com/uk/product-category/for-dogs/magnetic-dog-collars/ ( top of the page you select country) and look for a homopathically trained vet who will not pump more chemical poisons into your dog
Keep a daily diary of her condition/syptoms, so you have a primary record. The manufacturers tell the Vets it is safe, the Vets want to make money on the quick fixes their human clients want/demand and will not admit it is cytopont that is causing these issues as that makes them legally responsible and they don't want to end up being taken to court and sued
WRITE a letter to your vet about Cytopoint and the syptoms it is causing daily as many people are in the same situation. Keep a copy of the complaint letter and report it to your Countries Vet medicines board.
 

Tim

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hi Erin,I lost my dog to the effects of cytopoint,she had one shot and died 8 weeks later . I also noticed the attitude of ignoring me immediately, lethargy.specifically the eye problem as you noted antibiotics for nothing.I managed to clear them finally by heating a wet paper towel and gently wiping the discharge, she enjoyed it.my dog was old and while I think she outlived the shot it weakened her beyond her tolerance. Good luck and God bless
 

Erin

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When a medication is injected it goes directly into the blood system so 'works' immediately so there is nothing you can do to reverse the effects, the manufacturers say it remains in the system for 4-8 weeks so time is the only thing that helps, the issue is there is 4-8 weeks of what this medication can do/cause to the organs in her body and is the dog strong enough to pull through this time, will her organs be damaged or recover once the 4-8 weeks are over.

The hiding under the bed is a classical pain reaction and pain makes them anxious/fearful.... the only advice I could give you is stop giving her more chemical medications. Search out a TTouch Practitioner who can help with her pain and show you how to releive some of her pain and/or an accupressurist who again can releive some of her pain naturally without giving more chemicals. I would also purchase a Bioflow collar for her to wear again no chemicals but narurally releives pain and inflammation. https://www.bioflow.com/uk/product-category/for-dogs/magnetic-dog-collars/ ( top of the page you select country) and look for a homopathically trained vet who will not pump more chemical poisons into your dog
Keep a daily diary of her condition/syptoms, so you have a primary record. The manufacturers tell the Vets it is safe, the Vets want to make money on the quick fixes their human clients want/demand and will not admit it is cytopont that is causing these issues as that makes them legally responsible and they don't want to end up being taken to court and sued
WRITE a letter to your vet about Cytopoint and the syptoms it is causing daily as many people are in the same situation. Keep a copy of the complaint letter and report it to your Countries Vet medicines board.
Thank so much for taking the time to respond and to give me information. I tried to get Khali into a vet emergency clinic but there was a 4-5hr wait everywhere. I brought her home and used a turkey baster to hydrate her, gave her honey for blood sugar. She finally ate some boiled turkey. I did some more research and Cavapoos are prone to SM. She fits profile. I will never let her get an injection again. I did give her some Gabapentin just to get her through the night until vet tomorrow. My vet is Eastern and Western. I am an LMT and I prefer holistic treatment. I have been making her food for the past 2yrs. She has always been very healthy. This has been gut wrenching. I can’t imagine losing her. So, that is not an option in my mind. Thank you for your support!
 

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hi Erin,I lost my dog to the effects of cytopoint,she had one shot and died 8 weeks later . I also noticed the attitude of ignoring me immediately, lethargy.specifically the eye problem as you noted antibiotics for nothing.I managed to clear them finally by heating a wet paper towel and gently wiping the discharge, she enjoyed it.my dog was old and while I think she outlived the shot it weakened her beyond her tolerance. Good luck and God bless
So sorry to hear that Tim. Thank you for your advice. I will try that for her eyes. I have also been using colloidal silver. She is a strong pup and still young. I will do whatever it takes and I’m sure you had too. God bless you also!
 

Ladymermaid

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My dog has been using Cytopoint since April 2018. First it was one injection every 2 months now it is 1 injection every 40 days
My dog is a very healthy and very active athletic 15 yr old Plotthound mix.
I got her from city shelter at 3 yrs old. She had cigarette burn on her back and one cheek. Director at shelter said she may be unadoptable due to horrific trauma and abuse by previous owners. She really rescued me. We do so many outdoor exercising together
She is a thin muscular 20 lbs. Kind of like an Italian greyhound. I created a song for her ITCHY ITCHY GIRL IN AN ITCHY WORLD. Regular vets said she is 1 of the 50 % of dogs with allergies. Everything else was great. Flea n tick n heartworm monthly Simperica plus chewables. 6 month wellness checkups n blood panels. 2 back teeth removed in October 2021

I came to this site because I was researching if a side fx of Cytopoint long term is hair loss. I went thru 5 different vets in 2 years during CoVid. Getting bamboozled by Los Angeles vets and dermatologists. My dog is short haired solid black- now with white/graying muzzle. She hikes the ocean cliffs daily off leash for 2-4 hours. Chases and catches/kills squirrels. She has 0 arthritis and no joint problems. Very energetic. Still! She is an escape artist- bolts out front door and down 3 flights of stairs and out into the ocean cliffs when I try to brush her teeth. Oh, at least 3 times a day she goes up n down 3 flights of apartment stairs. We live on 3rd floor. She has morning and evening walks on a leash. Afternoon is her free time off leash. She has always been aggressive at dog parks. So I take her to isolated hiking areas. Since CoVid - I am lucky to live on a peninsula so there are many ocean cliff trails isolated from society. You can be here for hours and not run into another human or dog.
My dog used to have bald spots due to the skin sores of itching. They became yeast inflections. Crusty. Dry skin. Drs and specialists would tell me it is eczema, one doctor said it was over exposure to the sun because her black hair had Rusty colored spots and the doctor showed me photographs of a black cat that had the same thing from laying out in the sun! But my dog never lays out in the sun. And how could she have Rusty spots on her neck where it is covered up by a bandana when she's running loose? Then the dermatologist was sure my dog had Cushing's disease with only one out of 10 symptoms, the rusty colored hair. I spent $1,500 on two different Cushing's Disease tests that came back negative and that doctor said, sometimes you get a false negative. I was fuming and reply so that would mean every test could be a false negative So NO test is accurate so we shouldn't be spending money on any test! You are a fraud and I stormed out.

All the itching has stopped over the past three years because of the cytopoint. It has improved my dog's life 100%. But in the last year 2020 to 2021 everywhere there's the rust spot her hair starts thinning or completely falls out! I finally found a good vet, she never tries to get me to pay for more tests. But we did do the X-ray of her abdomen and a CT scan to see if there are any tumors on her adrenaline glands because that's also a sure sign of Cushing's disease. Nope! The doctor says if your dog is energetic, eating normally, pooping and peeing normally the only thing it could be is your dog's whole life she has had skin allergies and the hair would always grow back and now that she is older the hair is not growing back. The skin is not sick/thick. It is dry skin though. But all the hair on the back of her neck and by her shoulder blades is now gone. And the hair on her tail is very sparse. Where she used to have a big fluffy tail.
All her blood work, red blood cells and white blood cell count is all normal. She recently got the canine flu injection which are two shots a month apart. No adverse reaction.

It is breaking my heart watching my dog go bald! She does not seem to care. She's very happy and active. But she must always wear a bandana underneath her collar to protect her neck skin from the Sun. We determined that her skin allergy root cause was allergy to chicken. Because all she ate for 10 years was broiled chicken everyday with a mixture of commercial wet food for the vitamins and minerals. I was never told to diverse her food. But now she eats turkey, pork, tuna and salmon mixed in with commercial wet food for vitamins and minerals.
I do not want to upset anyone with my successful story with cytopoint. Again, I was researching if there's an adverse effects with hair loss. But after reading so many negative comments I thought it was my duty to report a positive one.
My dog's quality of life with her itching and hotspots, chronic scratching 24 hours a day so much that she could not sleep, crusted up skin and massive hair loss was a torturous life for my dog. The Cytopoint successfully got rid of all of that. But now she has spots of hair loss with no sores and no itching. She never scratches.
Is it just what my vet says? The decade of dermatitis and old age? I can find nothing of amateurs or experts linking cytopoint with hair loss. So the mystery continues...20211130_153220.jpg
 
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TTouch

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Few dogs are 'allergic' to chicken, it is more likely the high level of protein, same goes for 'wheat' allergy again it is not the wheat it is the high leve of gluten their body is intolerant of .... so proteins from dairy products, beef, lamb, chicken, chicken eggs, soy or gluten (from wheat) .

My dog is a very healthy and very active athletic 15 yr old Plotthound mix
Your dog is 15 of unknown genetic make up so you have no reference point with its parents to know if the hair/coat changes are genetic, although white/grey is a normal aging process change and red/rust colour changes are pigment changes often due to sunlight, as you say your dog is out daily by the ocean that could be the answer to that one, the light is brighter by the sea and the air is salty which even if she didn't go into the sea could potentially be the reason that unfiltered and light bouncing off the ocean changing the pigment, and blacks coat/hair natural pigment is red based, so the light ( summer or winter) is bleaching the black..... of course the Vets are correct there 'could be' other deeper health reasons.

It is breaking my heart watching my dog go bald! She does not seem to care.
Dogs don't care or worry, that is a human trait, however what does affect them is your worry seen by the dog as anxiety and that can make them anxious/stressed and that can ( like in humans) cause health issues including alepecia ( which is hair loss).... so be 'more dog' and stop worrying
 
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Erin, how is your dog now?
 


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