Thursday, March 1, 2012

3/1/2012 - Switch of Heartworm meds

3/1/12 - So the doctors agreed to switch Cletus' heartworm meds. We are going to try Revolution next month which is what we use for Magnum being that Magnum has 23 known allergies (why can't we have a normal animal?)  Revolution takes care of fleas, ticks, and heartworm and it is topical so the thinking is that it will have less chance to cause a seizure for Cletus.

On a side note... we are looking to gain media attention for Cletus and his cause - to bring attention to schizencephaly in the animal and human world and save the lives of animals suffering from this disorder.  If anyone can help us bring his cause to any TV, radio, or news personality, please pass his information on.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 78.2 million dogs in the U.S. ( Some sites state that schizencephaly affect 1.54 per 100,000 people. According to, schizencephaly affects 1 in 2719 people or 0.04% of the population ( The fact is that no one is sure how many people schizencephaly truly affects. If we assume these same statistics in dogs, it equates to somewhere between 1,150 and 31,280 dogs out there with schizencephaly in the U.S. alone.

Please help me to get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly. Contact your local news organization about Cletus or have your local news organization contact me directly at

Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus

Found another Cletus puppy pic :) Still looks the same just 800 pounds bigger

No comments: