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MichaelDym, V.M.D.
Dr. Michael Dym, V.M.D.
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As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Jul 28, 2016
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Duramune Max 5

Question:We Vaccinated Several Dogs, All Of Different Breeds About A Week Ago And They Are All Now Diagnosed With Distemper. We Have Never Encountered Distemper Before This, Is It Possible That The Live Virus Vaccine Cause Them All To Get Distemper? All Of The Shots Were From The Same Lot Number.

Answer:I Have Seen Occasional Reversion To Virulence From Modified Live Viral Vaccinations. My Friend And Colleague Jean Dodds, Dvm Talks About This All Of The Time, Which You Can Google. Should Be Under Care Of Your Local Vet. Also Consider Consulting With Holistic Vet On This As Well Www.doctordym.com To Learn More. Many Holistic Vets Offer Phone Consultations

Date: Jul 22, 2016
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Residual Distemper

Question:I Am Fostering A Med. Size Dog That Came To Me With Mange & Residual Distemper Neurological Signs (head Bobbing, Seizures, Teeth). is This Dog A Carrier Or Can It Infect Future Foster Dogs I Look After. what About My Yard With Distemper Feces? should I Put Her Down Since She May Never Be Adopted And Risks My Healthy Ones?

Answer:I Would Not Assume Current Signs Due To Distemper. Should Have Vet Recheck And Evaluation For Other Possible Causes Of Current Symptoms In Your Pet As Well As Risks To Others In House

Date: Jun 5, 2016
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Distemper

Question:Well Dr, My Dog Is With Distemper, Are Having Treatment But Is Not Having Much Effect, I Wonder If Dr Have Any Tips Or Treatment That I Can Be Doing. I Thank The Comprehension. Waiting For Answers..

Answer:I Would Not Assume Distemper, As This Is Not Easy Diagnosis. I Am Not Sure What Kind Of Workup Has Been Done Here To Look At Other Possible Issues. If Your Dog Has Distemper Truly, Then I Would Ask Your Vet For Referral To Vet Internist In Your Area

Date: Feb 12, 2016
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Canine Distemper

Question:Good Evening Sir, My 2 Months Pet Was Not Vaccinated, Now He Is Suffering From Distemper Since 3days, Stop Eating,Moving Etc.antibiotic & Aciloc Injected Since Two Days.sir This Evening He Was Vomiting Onece.sir , It Get Will? What Should I Do ?

Answer:I Would Return To Local Vet For Exam And Recheck And Possibly Blood Work And X Rays.

Date: Feb 12, 2016
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Canine Distemper

Question:Good Evening Sir, My 2 Months Pet Was Not Vaccinated, Now He Is Suffering From Distemper Since 3days, Stop Eating,Moving Etc.antibiotic & Aciloc Injected Since Two Days.sir This Evening He Was Vomiting Onece.sir , It Get Will? What Should I Do ?

Answer:Answered Previously .

Date: Dec 30, 2015
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Possible Cat Food Poisoning

Question:Hello, yesterday I Brought Home A 3yr Male, Dsh From A Shelter. He Had Been There Approximately One Month And Had 2 Series Of Heart Worm And A Fractured Tooth That Had Been Extracted. He Had Been Checked Out By Their Vet And Deemed Ok And The Mouth Wound Had Healed. He Was A Shy, Semi-feral That Had Been Neutered And Brought In Off The Streets. He Was Nervous At The Shelter But Went Into The Cat Carrier For Transport To Take Him Hom. I Got Him Home, Confined To A Bathroom With Comforts. After 30 Mins, He Came Out Of The Carrier And Walked A Bit, Hid In A Corner But Seemed Ok. A Little Later, (30 Mins) I Provided Some Wet Food Which He Ate A Small Amount Of. Within 10 Mins He Began Gasping, Dry Heaves. He Staggered A Bit Then Laid Down And Was Clearly Not Doing Well. After Calling The Vets Office They Thought He Was Having An Anxiety Attack. When I Went Back Into The Bathroom, He Was Beginning To Drool, Had Evacuated His Bowls While Laying Down. At This Point, I Call The Vet Again And During The 2 Mins He Cried Out. I Dropped The Phone And He Was Already Nearly Dead. I Rushed Him To The Vet 5 Mins Away And He Was Already Gone. I Am Devastated And Concerned That The Food I Gave Him Was Poisoned. Is There A Place I Can Take The Food For Testing. Any Explanation Is Appreciated. I Also Just Lost My Other 4 Yr Old Male Cat 1 Wk Ago To Almost The Same Scenario And He Was A Healthy, Active Cat. The Shelter Hasn't Returned Any Of My Calls. devasted In Illinois

Answer:I Doubt It Was The Food. He Could Have Been Incubating A Virus From The Shelter Such As Feline Leukemia Virus Or Fiv Or Perhaps Feline Distemper Or Fip. He Also Could Have Had Reaction To Possibly Any Of The Likely Multiple Vaccinations And/or Topical Or Oral Pesticide Meds For Fleas/ Heartworms As Well. I Would Call The Food Company To Make Sure They Have Not Had Problem With This Food, But Likely Not Due To Food Poisoning

Date: Oct 8, 2013
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: I've Had Four Dogs Die From The Same Mom

Question:What Could Cause Them To Go Into A Seizer And Not Come Out Of It? They Were Just Fine Then They Stated Seizing And It Last About Any Any Were From 1 Hour To 3 Hour And Then Die .what Could Cause This.we Have Other Dogs From A Driffrent Mom And They Are Doing Just Fine . Its Just The Puppies From The Same Mom.

Answer:Could Be Viral Disease Like Distemper Or Genetic Defect Like Problem With Circulation To Liver Called Liver Shunt, As Well As Toxins/trauma Can Cause Seizures.

Date: Jul 17, 2013
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Distemper

Question:Can A Baby Kitten Get Distemper From A Puppy That We Believe had Distemper? The Puppy Licked It.

Answer:No Dog Distemper Not Contagious To Cats.

Date: Apr 8, 2012
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Unstable

Question:I Have Two 14month Old Pups That Seem To Have Have Distemper Symptoms But They Eat Well And Drink,The Mother Stopped Feeding Them At 3 Weeks And Fed The Other 2 ,They Are Soing Fine. They Have Trouble Standing And 1 Cant Walk And I Hand Feed Both,Any Suggestions........... ? I Have Taken Them To A Vet And He Gave Them Antibodies But Not Much Help

Answer:Sounds Like They Need To Be Admitted To Vet Hospital And Started On Iv Fluids And Other Supportive Care.

Date: Sep 25, 2009
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Hyper

Question:I Have Two Mini Pitbull They Are Two Years Old And They R Verry Hyper We Try To Let Them Run It Off But That Dont Work We Even Had Got Them A Distemper Shot Is It Common In These Type Of Dogs. Also My Male Dog Likes To Chew His Toe Nails.

Answer:Despite Sometimes Popular Misconceptions, Distemper Shots Dont Have Anything To Do With Temperment Of Dog. Distemper Is A Virus That Is In Measles Virus Family And Can Occasionally Cause Rare Systemic Illnesses Mostly In Younger Pets. Immunity To Distemper Virus Vaccination Lasts For Several Years When Given Over 14-16 Weeks Of Age. As For Hyper Issue, I Would Try And Work With Trainer One On One In Your Home On Behavior Modification. Also Consider Natural Remedies At Same Time Like Be Serene As Well As Composure Available From 1800petmeds. Also Can See Book How To Get Your Dog To Do What You Want By Warren Eckstein, Which Is Wonderful Training Guide Book You Can Get From Www.thepetshow.com

Date: Sep 17, 2008
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Distemper

Question:I Got Our Puppy From The Pound About One Month Ago. He Became Very Ill And The Vet Said He Might Have Distemper.he Was Put On Antibiotics And Got Better. One Month Later He Is Very Sick Again With The Same Symptons. Can Distemper Return More Than Once? thank You

Answer:I Would Ask Your Vet For Referral To Vet Internist In Your Area, As Alot Of Vets Assume Distemper When It Is Not. I Would Put Your Pet On Immune Boosters Like Dmg Liquid And Proanthozone From 1800petmeds. Also Consider Feeding More Natural Diet Like Azmira Or Pet Guard Or Wysong.

Date: Jun 15, 2008
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vaccines

Question:Hi, My 1 1/2 Yr Old Pomeranian Went For Her Rabbies And Distemper Shots On Saturday Morning, As Well As Had Blood Drawn For Heartworm. Sunday Morning She Has Not Been Herself,Very Sleepy, Shaky, Heavy Breathing And Not Much Movement Or Actions, She Did Jump Up And Start Barking When The Foorbell Rang, But She Just Doesnt Seem Herself...and Im Wondering If She Is Sick From The Shots, Should She Have Not Gotten Them All At Once? She Is Very Small As Well Only About 6lbs? Will This Pass By Tomorrow Or How Long Do I Wait?

Answer:Yes Indeed Too Many Vets Still In My Opinion Way Overvaccinate Dogs/cats With Multiple Viruses At Once Especially In Toy Breeds This Can Be Recipe For Acute Or Chronic Reactions. I Get Calls Weekly From Clients All Over Country In Pets Like This. I Would Look For Holistic Vet In Your Area Www.theavh.org For List Of Homeopathic Vets By State Who Are Best At Treating These Dogs. Learn More About Vaccine Issue At Www.rabieschallengefund.org And Www.itsfortheanimals.com Or Www.shirleyswellnesscafe.com

Date: Apr 1, 2008
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Distemper

Question:I Have A Four Month Old Pitbull Mix That Has Green Mucus In Her Eyes And Nose, She Will Not Eat Or Drink, She Stares Off Into The Distance And Has Severe Labored Breathing. She Has No Vomiting Or Diarrhea. She Does Not Urinate Or Deficate. She Meets Most Symptoms Of Distemper. Four Vets Have Already Said They Can Only Treat The Symptoms And That She Will Most Likely Die, However, Internet Research Shows There May Be Chance Of Recovery. I Want To Help Her And Don't Want Her To Die, But I Don't Want Her To Suffer, Either. When Should I Draw The Line And Decide To Put Her Down? She Has Been This Way For Three Days And Has Shown Some Signs Of Improved Strength.

Answer:I Would Not Assume Distemper. Most Vets Assume That Pets Have Distemper Which Would Not Hold A Torch In A Court Of Law I Would Ask Vet For Referral To Vet Internist In Your Area For Expert Opinion. Try Boosting Immune System With Echinacea And Goldenseal And Use Infant And Pediatric Dose. Also Elder Berry Can Help As Well. Use Dmg Liquid From 1800petmeds As Well As Consider Great Supplement Called Transfer Factor Www.tfpets.com Which I Have Seen Work Wonders. Good Luck

Date: Dec 29, 2007
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Distemper

Question:In 2004 My Brotherinlaw Found A Chihuahua And About A Month Ago She Lost Her Apiate And Would Sleep All Day Then One Day I Saw Her Walking But She Would Stumble With Her Hindlegs I Got Scared And Took Her To The Vet And He Said It Was Distemper And Said She Would Get Better And Also Had A Fever But That Was It She Has No Other Sythoms But I Have Seen On The Internet About This Illness And What I Have Found Out That Within Time She Going To Get Sick And Worse And She Might Get Seizures. What Can And Should I Do.is She Going To Die In Time? The Vet She Is About 5 Yrs.

Answer:I First Question How Your Vet Knows She Has Distemper Which Is Not That Common In Household Dogs Around The Country. I Would Get Second Opinion From Different Vet In Your Area Preferably One Skilled Or Specialist In Internal Medicine For Proper Workup

Date: Aug 12, 2006
Category: Distemper
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: My Kitty Hector

Question:I Have A Kitty (2 1/2) Months That Is Constantly Bitting Me. What's To Stop Him? Also, He's Had An Initial Distemper Vaccine And Needs A Booster. How Much Should He Have? Thanks, Ann

Answer:I Would Have Vet Exam To Make Sure No Medical Problems With Kitty Including Felv/fiv Blood Test. Also Could Be Normal Kitten Behavior. Sometimes Getting Second Kitten Can Help. As For Distemper Shot, Second Booster At 12-14 Weeks Of Age Or Older Will Give Years To Life Time Immunity


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