Tagebuch der allergiebehandlung


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Tagebuch der allergiebehandlung

  1. 1. allergy testing for: canine feline equineallergytreatmentdiaryTreatment formulated from results obtained utilizing the patented test
  2. 2. HOW TO USE THIS DIARY Notes:l Please go online to www.vetallergy.com/calendar. Simply fill in your pet’s name,and the date on which the first injection is to be given. You will then be provided witha personalized schedule indicating which injections to give, from which vial, and onwhich dates.l Print that schedule and paste it over the template on the center pages of thisbooklet.l Take a few moments AND READ THIS BOOKLET ENTIRELY. After reading this book-let, you will have a better understanding of the hyposensitization process, as wellas what to expect. You are also less likely to make mistakes once you have a clearerunderstanding of the protocol.l Follow the schedule that you printed in Step 1 (now in the center of your book.l Next to each injection on the schedule, you will find an injection number. Go tothat respective number in the diary part of this booklet, and fill in the blank areasas to Date, Dose and Vial.l Take a few moments to note any special circumstances with regard to the in-jection. For instance you may be a day or two late, or have diluted the vial on yourveterinarians instructions.l Observe your pet for an hour or so after the injection. Indicate any reactions thatmight have occurred as a result of the injection, as well as anything that might benoteworthy, and could help your veterinarian later.l Should you observe anything different about the animal in between injections,go back and write that down under the last injection given, noting exactly when younoticed the event/s.l Following the diary section there are a number of blank lined pages for you tomake notes. This should be used if extra note space is required for a particular injec-tion, or for any questions you might want to ask your veterinarian on your next visit.l Bring this diary with you to every vet visit. Your notes and comments will helpyour veterinarian in the treatment of your pet. Page 2 Page 19
  3. 3. Notes: TREATMENT DIARY FOR Name _______________________________________ Lab Number __________________________________ Dr. _________________________________________ Number of Sets _______________________________ Serial Number ________________________________ Refrigerate Vials upon receipt. Keep in refrigerator throughout use. However, contents should be brought toroom temperature before injection. REMEMBER: CALL YOUR VETERINARIAN WITH ANY PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS TO RE-ORDER MAINTENANCE Page 18 Page 3
  4. 4. Notes: Dosage Schedule Dose Number Interval 0.1 ml 1 0 0.2 ml 2 2 0.4 ml 3 2Vial A 0.6 ml 4 2Green 0.8 ml 5 2 1.0 ml 6 2 1.0 ml 7 2 1.0 ml 8 2 1.0 ml 9 5 Dose Number Interval 0.1 ml 10 5 0.2 ml 11 5 0.4 ml 12 6Vial B 0.6 ml 13 6Blue 0.8 ml 14 6 1.0 ml 15 10 1.0 ml 16 10 1.0 ml 17 10 1.0 ml 18 10 Dose Number Interval 0.3 ml 19 10 0.5 ml 20 14 0.5 ml 21 21Vial C 0.6 ml 22 30Red 0.8 ml 23 30 CALL YOUR VET TO TO ORDER MAINTENANCE 1.0 ml 24 30 1.0 ml 25 30 1.0 ml 26 30 Page 4 Page 17
  5. 5. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial ColorInjection ___/___/____ Special Remarks: H yposensitization: Congratulations on your decision to proceed with hyposensitiza- tion: You have taken the first step in ensuring your pet’s return to an “allergy symp- tom-free” lifestyle.Number Hyposensitization can be defined as the process of increasing your pet’s Reactions (Describe if any): tolerance to those items it is allergic to. It is important to realize that 25 allergies are not “cured”, in the traditional sense of the word. Instead your pet’s immune system will be retrained via this process to deal with the problem, and thus reduce or even eliminate it’s symptoms. The pro- cess is simple, it involves the administration of small doses of vaccine Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color (which your veterinarian will demonstrate), with both the dosage and con- centration increasing over time. At some point in the process, your animal’s immune sys- ___/___/____ tem should reach a threshold, at which time it is able to counter the “allergy problem”.Injection Special Remarks: As the threshold point varies from patient to patient, you may even be required to make some minor adjustments to the schedule along the way until reaching your pet’s thresholdNumber point. Reactions (Describe if any): 26 The most important part of hyposensitization is the realization that this process is a part- nership between you, your veterinarian, and your pet. Your role in this process, besides giv- ing the injections, is to maintain this diary with notes after every injection. That way your veterinarian will have a detailed record of what has transpired, and will be more qualified Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color to advise you on any schedule adjustments (should they be required).Injection ___/___/____ Special Remarks: T he Injections: The injections have been supplied to you in a set of three vials (per- haps two sets of vials in more severe cases - see below), color labeled according to strength. You will begin giving the injections subcutaneously from Vial A (green) which isNumber the weakest dilution of the three vials. After completion of the Vial A schedule (20 days), Reactions (Describe if any): you will proceed with Vial B (blue), the next highest concentration until Day 88, and finally 27 with Vial C (Red), the highest concentration until Day 283. T wo Sets of Vials: In the event you have been supplied with two sets of vials, you will use both sets at the same time. In other words, you will give 0.1ml of Vial A on Day 1 from Set 1, and immediately give 0.1ml of Vial A from Set 2 at a different injection site. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color It is important that these two injections are given at different parts of the body, and NOT ___/___/____ combined into one syringe at the same time. Continue with parallel injections from Set 1Injection and Set 2 until the schedule has been completed. Special Remarks:Number 28 Reactions (Describe if any): T he Process: As previously indicated, the process of hy- posensitization involves adjusting the immune system to counter the allergy symptoms you are seeing in your pet. Your pet’s allergies are caused by a component of the immune sys- tem known as IgE. This IgE which it’s body produces in response to allergen exposure, is ultimately responsible for the Page 16 Page 5
  6. 6. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Colorallergy symptoms. Fortunately, through the process of hyposensitization, we are able toraise the level of another component of the immune system, known as IgG. IgG’s role is to ___/___/____“mop up” allergen entering the body, thus preventing it from reaching the IgE, and avert- Injection Special Remarks:ing an allergy attack. NumberThis process can best be seen in the Graph below, which shows that during the process Reactions (Describe if any):of hyposensitization, the IgG level increases to the threshold point i.e. that point at which 21your pet is protected from it’s environment. IgG Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Increasing Concentration ___/___/____ Injection Special Remarks: IgE Number Reactions (Describe if any): 22 Time/Dosage Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ InjectionG Special Remarks: iving the Injections: Make sure that you give the injections at a time when you will be able to observe your pet for 45 minutes to an hour. While reactions are very rare, Numberthey can occur and if so will usually be within 1 hour of giving the injection. Reactions (Describe if any): 23In the event that you delay or miss an injection, simply give it on the next available date. Aday or two difference will not make a major difference, particularly once the injections arespaced further apart in the schedule. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial ColorMost common reactions involve increased itching and/or redness. On very rare occasionsanimals may develop symptoms such as hives, vomiting, diarrhea or lethargy. ___/___/____ Injection Special Remarks:In each of these cases, the amount of allergen injected is likely beyond the threshold (tol-erated) dose, and your veterinarian will advise you on a dosage adjustment. Please ensure Numberthat you note any adjustment to the dose in this diary for future reference. Reactions (Describe if any): 24Remember that the goal of hyposensitization is to ascertain the highest possible dose thatan animal can tolerate below it’s threshold. In about 80-85% of cases, animals can beinjected as per the schedule provided without any adjustment. Having to make an Page 6 Page 15
  7. 7. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color adjustment is not a bad thing, it simply indicates that your pet has a lower threshold, ___/___/____ and therefore tolerates less allergen at a time. You can still however expect the sameInjection ultimate results from hyposensitization. Special Remarks:Number In the event that your animal exhibits any of these signs of reactions, contact your veterinarian. Reactions (Describe if any): 17 L ength of Treatment: The initial three vial set/s are designed to last 9 months. The actual time may vary if any adjustments to the sched- ule have been made along the way. Following the first set of treatment, Date Given Amount (ml) your animal will require maintenance (booster) shots. These are usually required for Vial Color life, since allergies are a lifelong problem. As your pet’s threshold increases, the time ___/___/____ between injections will also increase, and after approximately 5 months, you will beInjection giving injections once a month. Special Remarks:Number As your pet’s symptoms become more controlled, it may even be possible to extend the interval between injections in the maintenance phase of treatment. Your veterinarian Reactions (Describe if any): will discuss this further with you at the appropriate time. 18 Please remember to ask your veterinarian to order your maintenance vial/ s about half way through Vial C (Red). Date Given ___/___/____ Amount (ml) Vial Color W hat You Can Expect: Unlike previous medications that you may have used for your pet’s allergies, hyposensitization is a long term process. You and your veteri- narian have elected to go this route because of it’s effectiveness, safety, and absence ofInjection Special Remarks: harmful side effects. A little patience during the process will be rewarded with a happy and healthy pet.Number You can usually expect to see some improvement in 3-5 months, which again will vary Reactions (Describe if any): 19 from animal to animal. Some animals show response a lot earlier, and yet others take longer to reach the same end point. Do not become discouraged if your animal takes longer to respond. If your animal has yet to respond after the first 9 months of treatment, you will want to discuss continuing and/or other alternatives with your Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color veterinarian. ___/___/____ In addition, your veterinarian will also discuss the use (if any) of other medications to beInjection given at the same time as hyposensitization to offer maximum comfort to your pet. Special Remarks:Number 20 Reactions (Describe if any): O ther Things You Can Do: Please refer to the allergy result booklet you received from Spectrum Labs with your results. In there, you will find valuable tips on making your home more environmentally “ friendly” for your pet. Page 14 Page 7
  8. 8. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 1 13 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 2 14 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 3 15 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 4 16 Page 8 Page 13
  9. 9. Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 9 5 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 10 6 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 11 7 Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color Date Given Amount (ml) Vial Color ___/___/____ ___/___/____Injection Injection Special Remarks: Special Remarks:Number Number Reactions (Describe if any): Reactions (Describe if any): 12 8 Page 12 Page 9
  10. 10. Paste your personalized To obtain your personalized calendar across these calendar, please visit two pages. www.vetallergy.com/calendar Page 10 Page 11