We have created
a "one stop site" for responsible dog guardians or caregivers,
to make an educated decision before using new drugs and for you
to obtain more information and research results on this product.
is to uncover the TRUTH about drugs and help others discover that
truth. We are not publishing information with the intent to injure
or damage any particular person or business, we only wish to bring
the issue of a drug's safety into the light…….. for
all of our dog’s safety.
By presenting information
(verifiable by its' source) on this site, along with accounts posted
as they were sent to us “in the guardians opinion,”
we hope to educate the public, and help prevent any dog from suffering
the potential side effects of any drug. We encourage you to contact
anyone that has posted to this site for more information relating
to their specific case.
Only through public
awareness can pressure be brought to bear on those responsible for
any drug, so that a successful treatment plan, or a safer drug can
This website is
available to discuss dog guardian's stories, good, bad or otherwise,
from any dog guardian, or professional, with any experiences or
Do the FDA
statistics accurately represent reality?
That question requires further
The FDA has admitted
that incidents of adverse reactions are under-reported. It takes
time and paperwork for an adverse reaction to be reported, researched
and recorded. How much time? This question hasn’t been answered
The 1996 amendments
to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) mandate publicly accessible
“electronic reading rooms” with agency FOIA response
materials and other information routinely available to the public,
with electronic search and indexing features. Unfortunately we do
not know how up to date these records are. It takes time to pull
up the Cumulative/Annual Report from the FDA site. It's possible
in “our opinion,” this may be why some veterinarians
and dog guardians have not investigated reactions being reported
to the FDA. It has been noted, and it is generally agreed among
statisticians, “that most figures of this type only reflect
10% to 15% of the actual cases.”
It is often assumed
that an older dog is simply manifesting the signs of aging, when;
in fact it possibly. was a drug reaction that precipitated a chain
of events that caused or accelerated the death. There may be a substantial
number of cases of adverse reactions that go unreported for this
It is also important
to note that, in some of the reports of adverse events presented
on this website, the veterinarians either failed to give warnings
about a drug's potential side effects or told the client “they
were insignificant, just talk from the Internet, that the drug was
safe and there were no side-effects.”
Before making the
decision to give your dog a drug, we encourage you to become fully
informed about the drug's benefits and risks, to evaluate whether
your veterinarian is fully informed about potential side effects.
Ask them if they have seen and read the latest labels and any Dear
Doctor letters. Then review with your veterinarian the benefits
of the drug versus the risks for your dog.
We do not intend
to mislead you, nor present information that would influence you
to believe that scientific research has proven anything other than
what the manufacturers state on their websites and labels.
You can assist everyone,
and especially the FDA, in the much needed effort to insure a drug's
safety, by reporting any suspected adverse reaction to the correct
manufacturer (make sure you receive a case number) and then call
the FDA at: 1-888-332-8387 (or 1-888-FDA-VETS).
and all communication is considered private,
and all transmissions
become the property of DOGS Adverse Reactions.