November 24, 2002 - January 3,
As the sun rises on January 4th, the rooster still crows
& the goats are stirring. Ike's happy nature lingers
in the air & the morning begins as any other. But a
sadness slowly settles over the farm as the reality of Ike's
sudden death yesterday becomes apparent when he misses his
cue in the morning play. The absence of our over-zealous,
enthusiastic, fun-loving, tail-wagging oaf stirs questions
that cannot be answered. In the unseasonably warm, thick,
morning air Emmett keeps a vigilant watch for his buddy's
return. Ike will not return.
Survived by Emmett (who received PH6 the same
Ike, a Harlequin Great Dane was the
picture of health. He had been on heartworm preventative and had
his heartworm tests before receiving his first and only ProHeart
6 injection on December 26, 2003. He died suddenly with no warning
or symptoms, while napping on January 3, 2004..
Our vet said Ike died from 'cadiomyopathy.'
He said he fainted/passed out and died. From my research, only a
small percentage of dogs with cardiomyopathy will die suddenly during
rigorous activity, but it is unusual for a dog as young as Ike.
Usually it is large dogs 4-10 years old.
I cannot prove that one caused the
other, but it is our opinion that ProHeart 6 was at least a contributing
factor, if not the reason for this tragedy. I will never use ProHeart
again. I will continue to avidly inform others as to theitg risks
involved with this product.
Please research & give careful
consideration before using ProHeart6.