LEPTOSPIROSIS – A LETHAL DISEASE

I have just read this article in our local paper about leptospirosis a killer disease and wanted to pass it on to those who are in or are near flooded areas.
The bacteria may be present in standing water following the heavy rain activity we have just been experiencing. Currently there have been reports of Lepto in San Francisco and Sonoma County. Certainly those in the Coyote Dam Area should be aware and very careful with their pets.
Dogs can contract this disease if they drink this water when you are taking them for a walk or letting them run loose. Recently a person lost her dog to this disease. She had taken her dog for a neighborhood walk, it suddenly grew ill showing signs of acute kidney failure, in two days the dog was gone. Her dog picked it up drinking from standing water, which is everywhere since our recent rains and local flooding. Avoid puddles, lakes, creeks, any areas where wildlife and water mix.” Potential hazardous areas include hiking trails, streams, local rivers and communal water sources such as dog parks and community gardens.
Leptospirosis is spread through contact with animal urine deposited in water sources or carried along by infected soil by the flowing water. “Lepto” is a nasty bacteria which usually presents itself with a high fever that doesn’t respond to treatment. It also includes signs of kidney disease, heavy urination,dehydration.
The disease is sometimes treatable if caught early, but that is rare. The best prevention is a vaccination before the dog is exposed, and yearly doses to stay effective. When a dog has never had the vaccine, first-time treatment requires two to three shots – one initial vaccination followed by one or two booster shots a month or so after the first treatment If your dogs are kenneled or sent to daycare, they should be vaccinated. If your dog appears lethargic, is not eating, drinking too much, is vomiting or any other vague symptoms, don’t wait. Get them to the vet. The sooner the pet is treated the more likely your dog will survive.
The highly –infectious disease is caused by leptospira , a corkscrew shaped bacteria that if left untreated spreads quickly, possibly resulting in Kidney failure, internal bleeding and other fatal problems. The only other way to prevent this disease is to avoid high-risk areas as mentioned above.
I am glad I read this article and was anxious to pass it on. I truly hope your reading it will save a dog.

 

 

 

 

 

BEWARE OF POISONED MUSHROOMS

With the recent rains we would like to remind all Scottie families of the danger of wild mushrooms.  Club member Suzy Sheehan has allowed us to reprint an article she wrote twelve years ago regarding her beloved Scotties’ tragic encounter.

Suzy Sheehan’s letter in part:

In early December of 2004, my husband and I were the adoptive parents of three Scottish Terriers. We had had Cutty from the time she was eight weeks old and we were looking forward to her fifteenth birthday in January of2005. Angus, the lone male, was five years of age and had been with us since he was a puppy. Stella, all of sixteen weeks, had been with us only since early November.

Monday, December 6th was completely uneventful for us. The dogs ate their breakfast in. the morning and their dinner at 5:30 p.m. everyone had a good appetite. At about 2:00 a.m. on December 7th, we were awakened to Stella vomiting in her crate next to our bed. Her vomit was mostly clear bile mixed with a very few pieces of undigested dog food. We cleaned up both dog and crate and tried to get back to sleep. Within an hour we were awakened by Cutty vomiting. Unlike Stella’s, her vomit contained a great deal of undigested food. While we were cleaning Cutty and her bed, Stella vomited again.

At that point, I called our veterinary clinic, a 24 hour facility with a veterinarian on duty at all times. The recommendation was that we monitor things to’ see if this was just a minor problem or take further action if things deteriorated. Neither of us slept much for the remainder of the night; but we also had no more vomiting from either dog.

I first sensed a more serious problem when I tried to feed Stella her breakfast in the morning. She had no interest in food or water and sat staring into space. Cutty ate a little breakfast and drank water. By 8:00 a.m., I had Stella at the veterinary clinic.

The quick diagnosis was some sort of GI problem and the veterinarian asked to keep Stella at the clinic for a day of observation and hydration. At noon Cathy, our vet, called to say that Stella seemed fine and that we could pick her up around 5 pm. At 3 pm she called to say that Stella had taken a turn for the worse. I contacted my husband and he went home to check on both Cutty and Angus. He discovered that Cutty was experiencing diarrhea and was obviously in distress. He took her to the clinic immediately and she too was placed on IV. Numerous tests and ultra sounds of the liver were done on both dogs, the results of which showed their livers were failing.

Our veterinarian told us that all of the diagnostics suggested mushroom poisoning and that neither dog would likely make it through the night. Stella died in the early afternoon on the following day. Cutty was going down rapidly and we elected to euthanize her about twenty minutes after Stella had passed. A biopsy on Stella’s liver disclosed “with about 99 certainty” that the ingestion of all or part of a toxic mushroom had led to complete liver failure which killed her and, almost certainly, Cutty.

Based on our research we have concluded the following: There are no “harmless” mushrooms in the yard, any and all must be removed immediately and disposed of in the trash (not in a compost pile). There is no way to “non-scientifically identify whether or not a mushroom is a poison verity.

Links to additional information:

http://www.mercurynews.com/2010/01/13/animal-friends-mushrooms-can-be-fatal-to-pets/

http://www.bayareamushrooms.org/mushroommonth/amanita_phalloides.html

http://aspcapro.org/sites/pro/files/zd-vetm0207f_095-100_.pdf

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/digestive/c_dg_mushroom_poisoning

http://www.montereyherald.com/article/NF/20161208/NEWS/161209807

2017 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Annual Meeting was held Sat. Nov. 12th at the lovely Paradise Valley Estates.  

The results of the 2017 elections are:

President.             Jerry Burge
Vice President      Lisa Kincheloe
Secretary              Pam Jewell
Treasurer              Debby Knous

 Board of Directors:   Betty McArthur;   Dennis Sweeney;  Sue Sweeney; Jennifer Davis; Freddi Miller

 

SFBSTC 2016 SPECIALTY RESULTS

SCOTTISH TERRIERS
JUDGE: Mrs. Nancy Lovelady
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Dogs.
1 15 MCCHREE’S COOPERT. RN 29108302. 02-01-16 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – Ch McChree’s Avenger. Owner: Marge Wheeler, Elverta, CA 95626. Breeder: Sonya Neve. (Amy Rutherford, Agent).
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Sweepstakes, Junior, 12 & Under 15 Months Dogs.
1/BOSSW 9 DEAR MRS. JP OTHELLO AT LAND ROSE. RN 29423401. 08-02-15 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – Dear Mrs. JP Devils Dream. Owner: Danica Burge, San Jose, CA 95148. Breeder: Yoshimi Itoya.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Sweepstakes, Junior, 15 & Under 18 Months Dogs.
1 7 BRAVO NOBLE UNDERTAKING. RN 28258902. 06-06-15 By Ch Bomond Brave & Save At Bravo – GCH Bravo Fortune Seeker. Owner: Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn, Lancaster, CA 93534. Breeder: Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Sweepstakes, Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Bitches.
2 20 GIBSONS AVA GARDNER AT TERRA-CLAN BERKSHIRE. RN 29208601. 03-08-16 By Ravenscraig’s War Chief – Anstamm Gibson’s Natalie Wood. Owner: Mark LaBonte & William A McGinnis Jr, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Breeder: Liz LuFrano.
1/BSW 26 ANSTAMM TEGAN TAKES IT ALL. RN 29456803. 01-29-16 By Filisite Brash Verity In Move – Anstamm Christimoor Tabatha Takes Over. Owner: Lisa & Tom Kincheloe, Salinas, CA 93907. Breeder: Anstamm Knl.
3 28 BRAVO THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. RN 29215603. 03-30-16 By Ch Bomond Brave & Save At Bravo – Bravo Exquisite Performance. Owner: Jill McDonald, Australia 3350, FO 33500. Breeder: John & Diane & Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Sweepstakes, Junior, 12 & Under 15 Months Bitches.
A 16 SCALAWAG PALOMA ROYAL BRIDESMAID. RN 28599002. 09-10-15 By Ch Chyscott’s Behind The Mask – BGCH Paloma’s Caramel Brulee. Owner: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez, Yucaipa, CA 92399. Breeder: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Dogs.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
1/R 15 MCCHREE’S COOPERT. RN 29108302. 02-01-16 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – Ch McChree’s Avenger. Owner: Marge Wheeler, Elverta, CA 95626. Breeder: Sonya Neve. (Amy Rutherford, Agent).
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. 12 & Under 18 Months Dogs.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
1/W (2 Points) 9 DEAR MRS. JP OTHELLO AT LAND ROSE. RN 29423401. 08-02-15 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – Dear Mrs. JP Devils Dream. Owner: Danica Burge, San Jose, CA 95148. Breeder: Yoshimi Itoya.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Bred by Exhibitor Dogs.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
1 7 BRAVO NOBLE UNDERTAKING. RN 28258902. 06-06-15 By Ch Bomond Brave & Save At Bravo – GCH Bravo Fortune Seeker. Owner: Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn, Lancaster, CA 93534. Breeder: Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Puppy, 6 & Under 9 Months Bitches.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
2 20 GIBSONS AVA GARDNER AT TERRA-CLAN BERKSHIRE. RN 29208601. 03-08-16 By Ravenscraig’s War Chief – Anstamm Gibson’s Natalie Wood. Owner: Mark LaBonte & William A McGinnis Jr, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Breeder: Liz LuFrano.
1 26 ANSTAMM TEGAN TAKES IT ALL. RN 29456803. 01-29-16 By Filisite Brash Verity In Move – Anstamm Christimoor Tabatha Takes Over. Owner: Lisa & Tom Kincheloe, Salinas, CA 93907. Breeder: Anstamm Knl.
3 28 BRAVO THE STUFF DREAMS ARE MADE OF. RN 29215603. 03-30-16 By Ch Bomond Brave & Save At Bravo – Bravo Exquisite Performance. Owner: Jill McDonald, Australia 3350, FO 33500. Breeder: John & Diane & Rod Ott & Pilar Kuhn.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Puppy, 9 & Under 12 Months Bitches.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
1 30 MARVEL’OUS MYSTIQUE OF TALISMAN. RM 28982302. 11-01-15 By GCH Talisman Devils Brew – Forscot Bright Talisman. Owner: Jennifer Davis & Jeff Davis, Delhi, CA 95315. Breeder: Kari Endvick & Linda Morris.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Bred by Exhibitor Bitches.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
A 12 J-MAR’S RACE READY. RN 27102701. 04-16-14 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – J-Mar’s I’ll Do It My Way II. Owner: Danica Burge & Jerry Burge & Peggy M Burge, San Jose, CA 95148. Breeder: Danica Burge & Jerry Burge & Peggy M Burge.
A 16 SCALAWAG PALOMA ROYAL BRIDESMAID. RN 28599002. 09-10-15 By Ch Chyscott’s Behind The Mask – BGCH Paloma’s Caramel Brulee. Owner: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez, Yucaipa, CA 92399. Breeder: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez.
1/W/BW (4 Points) 24 TERRA CLAN PRESENTS MISS SCARLETT O’HARA. RN 27209401. 08-03-14 By GCH Land Rose R.JP All Good Things – Ch Hi-Acres Hanna Duffy MacGregor. Owner: Mark LaBonte, SanDiego, CA 92102. Breeder: Mark LaBonte.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Open Bitches.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
2 10 MCVANS BE BOP A LULA AT MCD’S. RN 28589403. 08-10-15 By Ch Lucia’s Dream Stevie Wonderful – GCH McVans Be Bop Baby. Owner: Irene Do Rozario Snodgrass & Vandra Huber, Sequim, WA 98382. Breeder: Vandra Huber. (Travis Luijten, Agent).
1/R 18 TCB BLACK PEARL AT RAVENSCRAIG. RN 24964701. 01-03-13 By Ch Ravenscraig Two Bears – Dunoon Amazing Grace. Owner: Al Jennings & Jeanie Jennings, Alhambra, CA 91801. Breeder: Darlene Ewles.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Best of Breed Competition.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
SEL (4-GC Points) 8 CH GLENKINCH LOVE ME TENDER. RN 27614501. 08-25-14 By GCH Dynasty’s Br Donald Rockfeller – Ch GlenKinch Love Me Do. Bitch. Owner: Lisa Kincheloe & Tom Kincheloe, Salinas, CA 93907. Breeder: Lisa Kincheloe & Tom Kincheloe.
11 CH J-MAR’S SUPER CHARGED TURBO POWER. RN 27102704. 04-16-14 By GCH Dynasty’s BR Donald Rockfeller – J-mar’s I’ll Do It My Way. Dog. Owner: Sherry Shepardson & Charles Shepardson, San Jose, CA 95148. Breeder: Danica Burge & Jerry Burge & Peggy Burge.
A 14 CH BERKSHIRE AFTERGLOW ACCIDENTAL ASSET. RN 27609501. 11-30-14 By Ch Bardriaan A Star Is Born – Ch Afterglow Raven A Bout Pretty Woman Berkshire. Bitch. Owner: William A McGinnis Jr & Lisa Inman, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Breeder: Lisa Inman & William A McGinnis Jr.
SEL (3-GC Points) 17 GCHB MIJO-SHIRE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. RN 25987201. 10-04-13 By Ch Deblin’s Just Talk’N – Ch Mijo-Shire Sassy Style From Gleney. Dog. Owner: Susan Morse, Encino, CA 91316. Breeder: Michael Joseph.
A 19 GCHB HI-ACRE’S RILEY TREVOR BARCLAY. RN 22674004. 06-08-11 By Hi-Acre’s Trevor Barclay Perkins Pesek – Hi-Acre’s Duffy MacGregor. Dog. Owner: Mark LaBonte, San Diego, CA 92102. Breeder: Hilda & Ted Miyamura.
A 21 GCH DYNASTY’S BR DONALD ROCKFELLER. RN 21623802. 10-17-09 By Ch Land Rose R JP All Right – Br Blendale’s Dynasty Unforgetable. Dog. Owner: Rebecca Cross & Danica Burge, San Jose, CA 95148. Breeder: J Valle.
B/G1 (5-GC Points) 172 dogs defeated 22 GCH ROUND TOWN QUEEN OF HEARTS OF MARYSCOT. RN 25689102. 12-05-12 By Lomondview King Of Hearts – Ch Rountwon Mercedes Of Maryscot. Bitch. Owner: Amelia Musser, Mackinac Island, MI 49757. Breeder: Mary O’Neal & Amelia Musser & Anstamm Knl. (Gabriel Rangel, AKC Registered Handler AKC).
OS/BOBOH /OHG4 (4-GC Points) 23 CH RAVENSCRAIG’S IRON CHIEF. RN 22893701. 04-18-11 By Ch Gibson’s Errol Flynn – Ch Ravenscraig’s Sapphire. Dog. Owner: Al Jennings & Jeanie Jennings & Anstamm Kennels, Alhambra, CA 91801. Breeder: Owner.
SCOTTISH TERRIERS. Owner-Handled Best of Breed Eligible.
JUDGE: Mr. Joseph F. Pendon
8 CH GLENKINCH LOVE ME TENDER. RN 27614501. 08-25-14 By GCH Dynasty’s Br Donald Rockfeller – Ch GlenKinch Love Me Do. Owner: Lisa Kincheloe & Tom Kincheloe, Salinas, CA 93907. Breeder: Lisa Kincheloe & Tom Kincheloe.
14 CH BERKSHIRE AFTERGLOW ACCIDENTAL ASSET. RN 27609501. 11-30-14 By Ch Bardriaan A Star Is Born – Ch Afterglow Raven A Bout Pretty Woman Berkshire. Owner: William A McGinnis Jr & Lisa Inman, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Breeder: Lisa Inman & William A McGinnis Jr.
16 SCALAWAG PALOMA ROYAL BRIDESMAID. RN 28599002. 09-10-15 By Ch Chyscott’s Behind The Mask – BGCH Paloma’s Caramel Brulee. Owner: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez, Yucaipa, CA 92399. Breeder: Pat Bolen Linda & Adrian Sanchez.
17 GCHB MIJO-SHIRE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE. RN 25987201. 10-04-13 By Ch Deblin’s Just Talk’N – Ch Mijo-Shire Sassy Style From Gleney. Owner: Susan Morse, Encino, CA 91316. Breeder: Michael Joseph.
18 TCB BLACK PEARL AT RAVENSCRAIG. RN 24964701. 01-03-13 By Ch Ravenscraig Two Bears – Dunoon Amazing Grace. Owner: Al Jennings & Jeanie Jennings, Alhambra, CA 91801. Breeder: Darlene Ewles.
19 GCHB HI-ACRE’S RILEY TREVOR BARCLAY. RN 22674004. 06-08-11 By Hi-Acre’s Trevor Barclay Perkins Pesek – Hi-Acre’s Duffy MacGregor. Owner: Mark LaBonte, San Diego, CA 92102. Breeder: Hilda & Ted Miyamura.
20 GIBSONS AVA GARDNER AT TERRA-CLAN BERKSHIRE. RN 29208601. 03-08-16 By Ravenscraig’s War Chief – Anstamm Gibson’s Natalie Wood. Owner: Mark LaBonte & William A McGinnis Jr, Las Vegas, NV 89139. Breeder: Liz LuFrano.
23 CH RAVENSCRAIG’S IRON CHIEF. RN 22893701. 04-18-11 By Ch Gibson’s Errol Flynn – Ch Ravenscraig’s Sapphire. Owner: Al Jennings & Jeanie Jennings & Anstamm Kennels, Alhambra, CA 91801. Breeder: Owner.
24 TERRA CLAN PRESENTS MISS SCARLETT O’HARA. RN 27209401. 08-03-14 By GCH Land Rose R.JP All Good Things – Ch Hi-Acres Hanna Duffy MacGregor. Owner: Mark LaBonte, SanDiego, CA 92102. Breeder: Mark LaBonte.
26 ANSTAMM TEGAN TAKES IT ALL. RN 29456803. 01-29-16 By Filisite Brash Verity In Move – Anstamm Christimoor Tabatha Takes Over. Owner: Lisa & Tom Kincheloe, Salinas, CA 93907. Breeder: Anstamm Knl.