Yukon, The cutest dog EVER!

by Shelia
(Bismarck, ND USA)

Yes, I am the cutest dog EVER!

Yes, I am the cutest dog EVER!

I got Yukon, an Akita, when he was 7 weeks old. He was the stinkyest dog and so dirty. My friend held him in her lap the whole way home (about 100 miles) and she just kept gagging. She said, "I usually love puppy breath, but he just has poopy breath!" But how could you not fall in love with him, just look at that face!!

Yukon is now 3 years old, and just a happy, goofy dog. He is such a character. I just laugh at him all the time because of his antics and the expression on his face & the cock of his head when you talk to him. I don't know what I would do without him.

A couple days ago he had a "Grand Mal Seizure". It was just awful. It only lasted about 10 minutes, but it seemed to last forever. He had a mild one last year, too. When I thought about it, both the seizures he's had happened shortly after he got his vaccinations. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it, but after reading the article in Dog Fancy about vaccinations, I'm starting to wonder. Plus, Akita's were listed as one of the breeds more prone to having difficulty with vaccinations. I will definately be asking more questions next time he gets vaccinated, and if it happens again, I don't think I will get him vaccinated anymore.

But on a lighter note, Yukon really is quite the charmer. Everyone coments on how beautiful he is. He is quite intimidating, because of his size, but in all actuality, he'd probably lick someone to death.

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Mar 30, 2009
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He is gorgeous!
by: Jan

Shelia,
Yukon is absolutely gorgeous. I am sorry to hear about the seizures. Danner (Llaso Apso)has had a couple of seizures as well, however his were not around the time of his vaccines. I know how horrible it feels to watch them go through the ordeal. I wish you all the best. Yukon is in the best hands. You are such an Elle Mae Clampet (sp?). Miss ya, Jan

Mar 30, 2009
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Teddy bear looking!!!
by: Anonymous

What a BEAUTIFUL puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mar 30, 2009
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Five Stars all the way for this one!!!
by: Tami H.

I must agree - he IS the cutest dog ever!

Mar 30, 2009
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Seizures from Vaccinations
by: Diana

Hi Shelia,

This is Diana, the author of this site, here. I want you to know that I wrote that article that you read in Dog Fancy/Natural Dog magazine, about the dangers of over-vaccinations!

I just want to let you know that for this article I had the opportunity to interview the foremost authorities in the country (and probably the world) on this issue, and that you are right to be concerned about a connection between your dog's seizures and the vaccines. I think it is very wise, as you said, to ask more questions next time, especially since your dog is a high-risk breed.

Although I am not a veterinarian, I will tell you my own personal experience, which is that after what I have found out about vaccines, the only vaccine I give my dog, Chase, is the Rabies vaccine.

You might also consider consulting a holistic vet on this topic, as they are very on top of this issue.

Thank you so much for submitting your adorable photos!

Best,

Diana

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