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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Has anyone tried suprelorin on their entire males. I gather it lasts 6 months, it is given in implant form, I am very interested in giving it to Rusty as I have been thinking of castration for a while but he is quite nervous and I know this can make them worse, so If i plumped for the implant and it made his nerves worse in six months he will be back to normal. http://www.peptech.com/HTML/Animal_Health/Superlorin_general.html

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

HI Vicky,
yes - I went through all the options last year when we got our Beardie girl, already having a 12 year old Cocker Spaniel boy! William has had quite a lot of surgery and we really didn't want to put him through any more, so the vet came up with this option. He had his first injection in Dec 08 and it has been brilliant. It hasn't changed his character at all as far as we can tell, apart from the fact that he doesn't hare off after bitches and when our girl had her first season a couple of months ago, he just didn't bother at all, in fact, I was amazed when I realized she was already a week in before we knew. The needle is pretty big, and it was also the first time our vet's surgery had used this implant so we had a couple of vets watching (!) Will didn't bat an eyelid!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Excellent, I know its pretty new and we were going to try the old injection but they said it doesnt give the same effect. I think I will give them a ring to see if they are doing this at my vets. Thanks Pam

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Vicky,
Another point - a week or so after the injection he did have a male bothering him, something totally unheard of before! It was just the one occasion, I had the dogs with me on a trip somewhere and stopped at a park to give them a breather, I was slightly apprehensive then that that was going to be a regular happening, but am pleased to say it hasn't - thought I'd better just mention that though.
I will certainly take him for the next injection which is due over the summer.
If you do decide to go ahead trust all goes well.
best wishes,
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Spoke to the vets today, the receptionist said they do not agree with the implant as it has too many contraindications, When I asked ,like what ,she said it can cause testicular cancer.Not sure about that, I need to do some reading up I think.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for this Vicky - guess its a question of weighing up all the options, will check out with our vet too about this,
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:39 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

there are many people who have used this for their dogs on agility net but nobody has mentioned this.I may ask them if they have been told this

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi,
I spent a little time looking this up last night again and couldn't see any mention of any problems, but will ask the vet. This is a really new thing and I know when I asked when Will was due his next one a month ago the nurse told me that it only lasted a month - she had got it mixed up - wondering if this could be the case here? (Hoping I guess!!)
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Spoke to a new vets practise , he said he will stock it on a demand basis and cannot see how it could cause cancer, it should actually do the reverse. I have an appt next tues eve to talk to him about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I need to go to our vets within the next few days too so will also talk to him, hope you go on okay on Tues,
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:17 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank you, its about tome I changed anyway, I will ask him about getting his cruciate problem looked at again too, this vet specialises in ortha

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