This is my first post...i have a troubling question for you all and i hope you can give me some insight. My sister owns 4 Pyrenees, mom, dad, and two brothers. Luke (the dad) has a little bit of an agression problem (nothing drastic and it may be related to the fact that there are 2 other males in the barn/yard area and he feels he is the Alpha dog amongst them since he was their first Pyrenees) but he also has a great fear of thunder/lightening storms and fireworks (all of which we've had a lot of the past couple of days with the hot weather and the July 4th holiday approaching) As it turns out (sadly...believ
e me, this is why my id on the board is Brokenhearted) Luke bit his sons ear about 4 nights ago, it was a nasty bite, but not life threatening, She was cleaning it with Epson salts and peroxide (not sure exactly, i'm too upset to ask the details) and called the vet who prescribed Ciprofloxin (sp?) for him, (i'm not sure what the dosage was or whether it was in pill or liquid form) Petey seemed fine that night (i also think she only gave him the one dose) but the next morning he was dead. The wound wasn't that deep and was beginning to heal somewhat which makes us think that it was possibly a drug reaction that caused his death. The pup was only 4 years old and in otherwise great health.
I've been searching the internet for the past 3 days trying to find some answers to what medications Pyrenees are allergic to (i know they have problems with anesthesia...p
lease excuse my spelling...i'm so upset right now it's hard for me to even type this) but has anyone else had any problems with severe reactions to antibiotics or can you tell us what medications are toxic to Pyrenees? I'm sure the vet wasn't aware of any fatal reactions to the medication or he wouldn't have prescribed it and maybe it was just something that happened to Petey (i myself have had reactions to quinoline (sp?
Can anyone shed some insight on this question? The answer won't bring our dear sweet Petey back, but we just need to know. Please don't think badly of the father...he is a sweet dog,not normally that agressive and i truly believe the incident may have been the result of stress from either the severe weather or fireworks that set him off. I also think my sister just has way too many goats (although they have plenty of space both barn and open fenced in area to roam) but we've suggested this to her before and she says they should be fine the way things are. She's the goat expert, not us, so my mom and i have given up with our suggestions.
I truly loved this dog (actually, i was going to take him when they had the pups, but i'm disabled and he was a bit too much of a big 'ol dog for me to handle and take care of the way they should be)so my sister kept him instead. Our family is just broken-hearted over what has happened to our beloved Petey.
Any help with this question will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much!!