Treatment of Papillons
Instructions for treatment of Papillons as specified by the two leading
Papillon practioners in the United States and long time breeders of Papillons,
intended to help in the treatment of Papillons and their special health needs.
There are 160 breeds donít think your continuing education prepares you for
specific breeds special
health care needs.
require special care. CAUTION NO KETAMINE Papillons are especially
sensitive to this product. NO presedation to intubate. ISO or SERV are the
only approved products. Mixing of sedation products has been fatal .
Hypothermia is a major concern in surgery on Papillons warm water pad
under the dog is advised. If you canít provide the proper product and
monitering DO NOT DO Surgery on this dog. A weight of five pounds is
preferred before any surgery is done. These patellas are very sensitive,
please use extreme care when restraining a dog for surgery.
wormers, boron, Dursban, etc. and should be treated as a sight hound.
They are believed to metabolize products differently than other breeds of
dogs, Rabies vaccines have been of particular concern causing shock and
facial swelling. USE NO LEPTO OR LYME VACCINE Hundreds of deaths have resulted every year due to improper or uninformed treatment of
Papillons. Shock with Renal and Liver Damage, respiratory distress,
swelling of the facial area and ears resulting in loss of circulation all are
observed frequently and may cause permanent damage or result in death.
Treatment should be ASAP with epinephrine and IV flush with fluids and'
antihistamines. It is wise to watch a Papillon for up to an hour after a
vaccination. It is best NEVER to give Rabies shot on the same visit as
other vaccines. Lyme vaccine is not worth the risk because these dogs are
not hunting dogs, are very small and easy to check for ticks and are kept
mostly as house pets. If a pet is suspected to have been bitten by a tick,
administer antibiotic therapy . These dogs often die because they are over dosed with a variety of products. It is strongly advised that once a dog has a titer established a blood test for titer levels are preformed instead of annual vaccinations. Vaccine Companies State that they are trying to stimulate
an immune response at the injection site, the problem is the vaccine enters
the blood stream and does not stay at the injection site. You would not give
the same dose of an antibiotic or other products to a two-pound animal
and a two hundred pound animal. It is only common sense to state the
same about vaccines, we are trying to stimulate an immune response not
overload the dogs immune system and cause possible permanent damage
to organs. A 1/2cc dose has been found to be safer and to stimulate a titer
level. It is also very easy to suppress respiration in these little dogs with
vaccines, sedations, and other products. The products we believe to be safe
for use in Papillons are***Intceptor , Heartguard ,Proguard Vaccines by
Intervet, ISO or Servo with no presedation, fill and empty to exact dose
Measure is critical.
Sign on to www.papillonclub.org and you can connect to the current studies
on LIVER SHUNT . Dr Tobias DVM is one of the experts on congenital liver
shunt. The test we are suggesting to screen for Liver Shunt is a simple blood
test at 10-12 weeks to test the bile enzyme level. It is best done two hours
after eating and a normal level is 100< 15-20 pts. The puppy that has no
other symptoms needs no further testing. A puppy that has an abnormal
blood level should be retested at three or four weeks. Then if the level is still
not in the normal zone a series of tests are advised. One in three Yorkies
has a congenital liver shunt. Please draw blood from the leg not the neck to
avoid injury and possible trauma. Seizures, vomiting, balance problems,
bladder stones, failure to thrive, can all be signs of possible liver shunt.
The route of heredity of this disease is unknown and all affected animals
should be eliminated from any breeding program. We are working toward
identifying a genetic marker. The incidence seems to be on the rise across
breeds of all sizes. It is most often connected with kidney disease. This is
a cluster of both congenital and acquired diseases with a variety of
symptoms, severity, treatments and outcomes. The earlier we know there
is a problem the better.
PRA ,Hypoglycemia, especially in puppies, and LIVER SHUNT. Papillons
graze and eat several small meals a day even as adults, use , high calorie
top quality food only, Papillons seldom are overweight.
with hair. They may eat as little as 1/4 cup of food a day and puppy food is
often fed up to the first five years, it is important that they are kept on a
premium dog food, that is high in nutrients and calories.
Frequent treats are
encouraged, as is the use of Nutrical .
prone to dental problems as they age, daily prevention is important due to
the danger from sedation.
and weigh as little as three pounds grown and as much as twelve pounds,
with six pounds as an
that combine 8 or more diseases in one vaccine. The dose has been the
same for a 2-pound puppy and a 200-pound Mastiff. Think about the difference
in blood volume between a 2-pound dog and a 200-pound dog. Think about
the blood level concentration of vaccines circulating in a toysí system and
the potential damage to organs. The AAHA has NEW guidelines for
vaccination due to the rise in allergic reactions to vaccines and the rapid
rise in autoimmune disease in American pets. Use titer testing.
Over stimulation of the immune system caused by over vaccination can
cause disease and deaths..