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Name: John Hire     (Send e-mail)
City/State: 6 Juniper Hill rd Ware Mass
Country: USA
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: December 2nd, 2014 at 01:52
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Chance (Name given by Rescuer)
Dog's Sex: Male
Dog's date of birth: 16 February 1994
Dog's date of death: 13 June 2006
Age at time of death: 12 yrs, 4 mths
Sire: West Ledge Turk Von Manto
Dam: Amar's Ashalee
Dog's diet:
Supplements:
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Puppy Series Only
Distemper:
Puppy Series Only
Rabies:
Every 3+ yrs
Corona:
Puppy Series Only
Adenovirus:
Puppy Series Only
Bordatella:
Every 3+ yrs
Lymes Disease:
Every 3+ yrs
Leptospirosis:
Puppy Series Only
 
Vaccination types: Individual (4+ weeks apart)
Titers used: Yes
Spayed/neutered: At age 2 years
Health problems: DM (aka CDRM), None. Overall very healthy boy until DM.
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... Chance developed DM at age 11 and it was one year until he passed. We did everything to help him but he became unable to walk at all and was loosing mucsle tone. He became unable to move or stand.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Kevin Sadler     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Ascot Victoria
Country: Australia
Home Page: http://na
Date of Entry: May 17th, 2014 at 08:41
How you found us: A link someplace
Dog's Name: Buzz (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Male
Dog's date of birth: 23 December 2003
Dog's date of death: 13 March 2014
Age at time of death: 10 yrs, 3 mths
Sire: (Not known)
Dam: (Not known)
Dog's diet:
Supplements:
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Not known
Distemper:
Not known
Rabies:
Not known
Corona:
Not known
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Not known
Lymes Disease:
Not known
Leptospirosis:
Not known
 
Vaccination types: Not known / not sure
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: Done, but age unknown
Health problems: Spondylosis, Cancer
Cause of death: Cancer
This dog's death was related to his health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Too soon to know
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... No comments entered
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: karen amacher     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Las Cruces, NM
Country: USA
Home Page: http://none
Date of Entry: April 12th, 2013 at 20:12
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Shelby (Name given by Rescuer)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 21 December 1988
Dog's date of death: 07 November 2000
Age at time of death: 11 yrs, 11 mths
Sire: rescue
Dam: rescue
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade, Canned Premium Grade
Supplements: Joint / Skeletal
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
yearly
Distemper:
yearly
Rabies:
Not known
Corona:
Puppy Series Only
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Never
Lymes Disease:
Never
Leptospirosis:
Never
 
Vaccination types: Not known / not sure
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 6 months
Health problems: Other (please describe), DM (aka CDRM), only cuts/lacerations from running in woods; sharp objects in river
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? No
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... I "bought" Shelby as an 8 wk old pup from animal group in BLACKSBURG, VA in 1988. The group was working outside a K-Mart, inside that cold, wet February evening. She was the best dog EVER!! Just like in the Disney film "Ata Girl, Kelly." When she was about 5-6 y.o. the vet in VA told me she had hip dysplasia. We moved to NM in 1999. Shelby began dragging the top of her left rear foot-- eventually she would drag both, wore down her nails, developed sores on the top of her rear paws. I purchased paw covers with nail slots for the nails to go through to protect her from the abrasion of the dragging. My vet in Cruces identified the DM. I got Shelby a wheelchair so she could still go on walks and chase her beloved tennis balls. Unfortunately there was NO water close enough for swimming. She was an awesome swimmer!! Shelby became totally incontinent, she still dragged herself around the house. I knew she was completely humiliated by her inability to control her bowels. I had to express her bladder throughout the day. Then, I became pregnant. I knew we would not be able to keep this lifestyle going... for any of us. My kind vet told me to call her when I was ready. She said I could call as often as I needed, change my mind as often as I needed, too. We finally decided to free Shelby in November 2000. My vet came to our house. We let our other dog say "goodbye" to Shelby, too. Hardest thing I have ever had to do... I TRIED to find somewhere for her body (prior to the euthanasia decision)to go... I thought SOMEONE must want to do research!!! But I found no one. SO she was cremated. And, she was just a pup from a K-Mart in rural SW Virginia.... thanks.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Alison     (Send e-mail)
City/State: St Helier
Country: Jersey
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: March 2nd, 2013 at 18:24
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Diamond Thor (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Male
Dog's date of birth: 03 June 1999
Dog's date of death: 06 April 2009
Age at time of death: 9 yrs, 10 mths
Sire: Glenridge King Kane
Dam: Lazer White Light
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade, Canned Premium Grade
Supplements:
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
yearly
Distemper:
yearly
Rabies:
Not known
Corona:
Not known
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Not known
Lymes Disease:
Not known
Leptospirosis:
yearly
 
Vaccination types: Five-in-one combo
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: Not done/NA
Health problems: DM (aka CDRM)
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to his health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? No
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... 4 months after first symptoms, paralysis of backend near complete. PTS.
Pedigree URL: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/dog.html?id=953434
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Alison     (Send e-mail)
City/State: St Helier
Country: Jersey
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: March 1st, 2013 at 20:32
How you found us: A link someplace
Dog's Name: First Class Marine (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 27 November 1998
Dog's date of death: 09 August 2012
Age at time of death: 13 yrs, 8 mths
Sire: white spartan warrior
Dam: Londaun Lucky Lenka
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade, Canned Premium Grade
Supplements:
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
yearly
Distemper:
yearly
Rabies:
Not known
Corona:
Not known
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Not known
Lymes Disease:
Not known
Leptospirosis:
yearly
 
Vaccination types: Individual (4 weeks apart)
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 7 years
Health problems: DM (aka CDRM), Hip Dysplasia, Heart diseases, Spondylosis
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? No
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... No comments entered
Pedigree URL: http://www.pedigreedatabase.com/dog.html?id=657773
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Jackie best     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Binghamton, ny
Country: Usa
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: February 4th, 2013 at 20:12
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Maggie may (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 04 July 1999
Dog's date of death: 17 January 2013
Age at time of death: 13 yrs, 7 mths
Sire: (Not known)
Dam: (Not known)
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins), Antioxidants, Joint / Skeletal, Muscle Enhancer / Conditioner
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
yearly
Distemper:
Not known
Rabies:
Every 3+ yrs
Corona:
Not known
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Every 2 yrs
Lymes Disease:
Not known
Leptospirosis:
Not known
 
Vaccination types: Not known / not sure
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 6 months
Health problems: DM (aka CDRM)
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? No
Did this dog have progeny? No
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... we took this dog for acupuncture and lazar treatments. We gave her co10 , vit b, vit e , Asa, some homeopathic drugs. Exercised her daily, built her ramps, put rubber marts on all the bare floors ( so she could maintain her footng) she remained with us for a good year and a half after diagnosis.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Jackie Marshall     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Sacramento
Country: United States
Home Page: http://obedienceisfun.com
Date of Entry: January 23rd, 2013 at 01:10
How you found us: Search Engine
Dog's Name: Alita von der Obstgarten (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 09 March 2003
Dog's date of death: 12 January 2013
Age at time of death: 9 yrs, 10 mths
Sire: Ex von der Grube Waldecke
Dam: Ina vom Riegelhaus
Dog's diet: Raw
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins)
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Puppy Series Only
Distemper:
Puppy Series Only
Rabies:
Every 3+ yrs
Corona:
Not known
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Puppy Series Only
Lymes Disease:
Never
Leptospirosis:
Every 3+ yrs
 
Vaccination types: Not known / not sure
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 6
Health problems: Cancer, Allergies, DM (aka CDRM)
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: No
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Too soon to know
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... I do not know if it was DM or not...she was a hard working dog and could easily have injured her back. But as I had no intention of doing painful surgery on an old dog, I did not bother to find out. She had also had mammary cancer a few years back, so it could have lodged in her back. No way to tell, and the university declined her body for study.
Pedigree URL: http://working-dog.eu
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Marjorie     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Merrick, NY
Country: USA
Home Page: http://www.mzjf.com
Date of Entry: July 23rd, 2012 at 06:03
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Windswept-Phenyx the Tempest (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 19 March 2001
Dog's date of death: 18 April 2012
Age at time of death: 11 yrs, 1 mth
Sire: Windswept Bestseller v Jarnan
Dam: Drum-Phenyx Glori
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Human Grade, Canned Human Grade, Homemade / homecooked
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins), Antioxidants, Skin / Coat, Joint / Skeletal
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Puppy Series Only
Distemper:
Puppy Series Only
Rabies:
Puppy Series Only
Corona:
Never
Adenovirus:
Not known
Bordatella:
Never
Lymes Disease:
Never
Leptospirosis:
Never
 
Vaccination types: Individual (4 weeks apart)
Titers used: Yes
Spayed/neutered: At age 6 months
Health problems: Allergies, DM (aka CDRM)
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: Yes
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? No
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Yes
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... Missie T was a delight to live with! Her temperament was impeccable. She was a happy girl, loving life, the world and everyone it. She was a sweet gentle girl with NO faults. She did test positive on Dr Clemmons DM Flash Test when she was 4 1/2 years old. I caught the early warning signs, having had a DM dog previously.(Another person probably wouldnt have picked up on it for at least another year.) I put her on Dr Clemmons DM program, she went into remission for a long time, she lived another 6 1/2 years on his program, walking until the last 2 months, when her Eddie's Wheels cart became her legs. Missie T, my love for you will last throughout eternity. My good, sweet girl, we all miss you so very much. We will meet again, one day...
Pedigree URL: http://www.mzjf.com/missie_pedigree.htm
Pedigree page: (None given)


Name: Cheryl Hunt     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Canastota, NY
Country: USA
Home Page: http://www.cheradonshepherds.com/
Date of Entry: April 18th, 2010 at 05:15
How you found us: From an e-mail
Dog's Name: CheradonAchtungErynbrook Orion, OFA (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 23 August 1998
Dog's date of death: 10 January 2010
Age at time of death: 11 yrs, 5 mths
Sire: Erynbksnjo Deacon D Norhaus, OFA
Dam: Cheradon Achtngernbk Casiopea, OFA
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Baked, Raw, Homemade / homecooked
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins), Skin / Coat, Joint / Skeletal, Digestive
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Puppy Series Only
Distemper:
Puppy Series Only
Rabies:
Every 3+ yrs
Corona:
Never
Adenovirus:
Puppy Series Only
Bordatella:
Never
Lymes Disease:
Never
Leptospirosis:
Puppy Series Only
 
Vaccination types: Five-in-one combo
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 6
Health problems: Perianal Fistulas
Cause of death: DM (aka CDRM)
This dog was euthanised
Breeder notified?: Yes
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? Not known
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Too soon to know
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... I am the breeder of this dog and the sole owner. She was 11 1/2 when she was euthanized because of DM and the problem getting around since her rear was so weak.
Her mother's litter brother also was euthanized from having DM when he was just 2 months short of 13 yrs old.
Pedigree URL: (Not known)
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Name: Tamra Dedeker Medley     (Send e-mail)
City/State: Paradise, CA
Country: United States of America
Home Page: (No website)
Date of Entry: February 2nd, 2010 at 02:49
How you found us: Jack Flash's Site
Dog's Name: Salhaus Rhema vom Rohan (Registered Kennel Name)
Dog's Sex: Female
Dog's date of birth: 21 May 2004
Dog's date of death: 25 January 2010
Age at time of death: 5 yrs, 8 mths
Sire: Sir Draco Von Canaan
Dam: Salhaus Royal Crown Jewel
Dog's diet: Kibble/Dry Premium Grade, Canned Human Grade
Supplements: Overall combo (multi-vitamins), Antioxidants, Skin / Coat, Joint / Skeletal, Digestive
Vaccinations:
Parvo:
Puppy Series Only
Distemper:
Puppy Series Only
Rabies:
Every 3+ yrs
Corona:
Puppy Series Only
Adenovirus:
Puppy Series Only
Bordatella:
Not known
Lymes Disease:
Never
Leptospirosis:
Puppy Series Only
 
Vaccination types: Seven-in-one combo
Titers used: No
Spayed/neutered: At age 3 years
Health problems: Epilepsy/Seizure disorders
Cause of death: Epilepsy/Seizure disorders
This dog's death was related to her health problems and was euthanised
Breeder notified?: Yes
  
Was the OFA DM DNA test taken? Not known
OFA DM DNA test number:
OFA DM DNA test result: N/A
Did this dog develop DM
during its lifetime?
Too soon to know
If your dog did develop DM,
but tested as Clear or Carrier,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Was a necropsy done on this dog? N/A
Did this dog have progeny? N/A
How did the progeny test? N/A
If the progeny of a clear to clear
breeding tested carrier or at risk,
did you notify the OFA or Dr Coates?
N/A
Progeny registration number:
  
Comments... Yes, she was notified by myself and the owner of my dog's brother, who also developed epilepsy at the same age of 3 years. She didn't notify either one of us and acted as if she was hearing it for the first time by both of us. She was unaware that we were in contact with each other.
Pedigree URL: http://www.salhausgermanshepherds.com/
Pedigree page: (None given)


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