Skip to comments.Baby's first birthday party turns to tragedy when he is killed by family's mastiff dog
Posted on 05/01/2012 4:32:59 AM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
A baby boy has died after he was attacked by his familys mastiff dog during his first birthday party.
A day after turning one, Jeremiah Eshew-Shahan was at his grandmothers house in Las Vegas when he crawled over to the dog a mastiff-rhodesian mix weighing about 120 pounds and started to pet him. The dog then attacked the baby, sinking his teeth into Jeremiahs head and shaking him...
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Sure thing...I have so many dog health bookmarks it’s unreal.
You’re told humans are 5,000 times more dangerous than dogs, and ya cry and whine about being insulted becasue ya can’t handle the damn truth. Too bad.
Oh, I’d bet easy money on Dragnet.
He’s one of the rare posters I think *isn’t* a ‘keyboard kowboy’.
—Has the vet cultured ear scrapings for yeast or bacteria?
*yes, but it’s been so long I don’t remember the answer.... think he said yeast, but DUD say it was likely an allergy.
—Has his thyroid been checked?
[do that -first- if you have not already!]
*no, it’s never been suggested. I’ll check into it.. he has an appointment for next Saturday.
—Did he mention systemic allergies?
*It was a long time ago, but allergies were mentioned.
—You could try 25 mg of Benadryl and see if that stops the itching.
* I give him Benadryl from time to time and it DOES help.
—Do his ears stink and if so, what do they smell like?
*They do if we don’t wash his ears... we wash them often. Smells like a sweet puke from a drunk wine drinker. LOL
This has gone on for so damn long that I am surprised that he can hear ANYTHING.
I probably should have done this a long time ago, but I may very well take him to some expensive vet in Seattle (I hate going to Seattle) and just throw a bunch of money at this problem.
I don’t think I will ever again buy a dog known for chronic ear infections.
Falco is a wonderful dog, but I don’t want to do this again.
Of course YOU haven’t seen it. I bet you haven’t seen the 7 million people who were killed or deformed by Chernobyl either, but it happened to THEM. It is the height of ignorance to make a statement about one’s own limited experiences as a dismissive of fact.
You really are a complete ignoranus.
“Smells like a sweet puke from a drunk wine drinker. “
You do *not* need to throw a bunch of money at this.
Have a thyroid test done.
Make -sure- it tests for T4/free T4 and T3/freeT3 levels.
Anything less will not give you accurate results.
He ~may~ have a systemic yeast infection so discuss that with the vet but I’m betting on hypothyroid because low thyroid predisposes dogs to yeast infections *and* “pseudo-allergies”!
Give me a minute to upload a file and I will send you a link about hypothyroidism.
That is an amazing coincidence.......
I bought my first Dobermann right after seeing that movie when it first came out. I named him Caesar. LOL
“Lots of abuse survivors turn to drugs, booze or suicide to cope.” There are all too many that do just that....
Looking for some peace on a doggie thread and just find infighting here also.
I’m so tirrrrred of it all.
Is anybody else.
Wow...that is weird.
Yes they do.
We need to get them some dogs, instead.
[and go check your FReepmail...a huge PDF book awaits you]
“Make -sure- it tests for T4/free T4 and T3/freeT3 levels.”
Will do.... Hope there is a reasonable treatment or cure.
That I agree with...the humans deserve the punishment, not the animals. People go into the woods hiking, get attacked by a bear defending her cubs, and the bear gets whacked???
Thanks... I’ll check it out.
Hope it helps!
I do not want to see people walking their pits or their rotties thru a residential area...especially AFTER a neighbor has been attacked. (She was very foolish...she did NOT report it to the police, putting others at risk.)
People walk labs and such around town...I don't worry about them.
There are a LOT of stupid people inhabiting this planet.
Life isn’t a Disney movie.
Too many of them wind up owning pits and rotties...keep them home away from our children.
I’ve seen morons turn Labs and Collies into psychos.
It’s not just ‘some breeds’.
You can turn any dog into a lunatic if you’re stupid enough.
Hope so... it’s going to take me quite a bit of time ton read and digest it.
I did look it up on the net and my blood is boiling that my vet has never talked about this being a common problem for my breed. After I verbally dress him and her down, I’ll likely fire them and use a different vet.
Anyway... thanks again for the reading assignment.
I've seen people turn Siamese cats into psychos...look at the reputation they have now.
The pit bull owner in our hood IS a moron...he whips the animal across the head with the leash whenever it doesn't 'toe the line'. I'm not sure why he is beating on the animal, but that is precisely WHY everyone is nervous. That dog is going to snap; sooner or later.
I had a co-worker who was transferred to KY where he bought a home out in the country next to a neighbor who had some cattle. I guess my friend the dumbass used to allow his two huskys to roam because one day they killed one of the neighbor's cows.......
I had one dog who I decided couldn't be trusted around kids...put her down. I have no tolerance for dogs that are mean or just not trustworthy.
Every other dog I've owned over my 50 years has been wonderful with kids. Such dogs exist - by the millions. And because they have been raised around dogs, my kids can read their body language.
I would hate to see kids robbed of the love and emotional support dogs can provide. When my grandkids are feeling sad, they do what I did at that age - seek out the dogs. The unquestioning love a good dog gives a kid can do wonders on days when life is beating you down.
And with your statistics on injuries, you need to look at the protection dogs can give. My elderly aunt had a strange person come up her drive at 10 PM on a winter night. She turned the girl away. Moments later, her little dog went nuts. Realizing something had to be very wrong, she grabbed her gun - and met a guy with a ski mask over his face reaching for the door. Facing an armed woman, he turned and fled - but without the little dog's warning, my aunt would have been unarmed.
The large dog pictured below got me out of bed at 2AM once. He was frantic. Some investigation revealed a neighbor's house (empty at the time) was on fire - and the people right next to them didn't know. Our call to the fire department was the only notice they got - and it was based on a dog.
He is now owned by my daughter, and keeps watch on their place at night. He may bark once a year, but when he is upset, you DO need to find out why. There is a reason!
“Ive seen morons turn Labs and Collies into psychos.”
I was kicked off a Border Collie forum after a bunch of posters told a new member that someone with kids shouldn’t be allowed to own a Border Collie. After some give & take, and multiple picture postings of our Border Collie, I got fed up and told them they were a bunch of menopausal spinsters warping their dogs with their own neurotic personality.
Guess that wasn’t considered nice. My current BC adores kids and will cheerfully let them sleep on top of him.
I once met a Golden Retriever who was mean as could be. As I’m sure you know, it was NOT the dog’s fault...
Hopefully it’ll turn on the owner, the evil, dog beating bastard.
You sure don’t need to tell me.
I’d bore you to death with all the times my dogs have alerted me to great peril or literally saved my life.
[backed up wood stove, house full of smoke...dog barked and literally jumped on my chest to bring me back into consciousness...I’d be dead if it weren’t for her]
I’ve got a thousand stories but no time to tell them right now.
Have to leave for a while.
Along that same vein, one might also ask Why is it so important to have a pool (many children die every year in backyard pools); why is it so important to have a 4wheel drive SUV (especially if you dont live in a rural area that gets a lot of snow); why is it so important to have a gun (if youre not a hunter, dont live in a high crime area, how many stories are there about kids getting a hold of improperly secured guns)? According to the CDC the leading causes of accidental childhood death are car crashes, poisoning and suffocation.
The leading causes of childhood injury are falls, bicycles, drowning, airway obstruction (in infants), and 45% of all unintentional injury deaths occurred in and around the home being the result of fire and burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking and poisoning.
Am I saying that dogs cannot be potential dangerous? No. Am I saying that some dogs in particular cannot be dangerously aggressive? No. Am I saying that young children should be left with a dog unsupervised? No. In fact interestingly a number of dogs (I dont have the # handy) are injured every year by children, most through falls or playing too rough with a small or elderly dog.
There are millions of dogs of all sizes and breeds living in homes with children and the vast majority of these children and adults will never be bitten or injured by their dogs. And where aggressive dogs do attack and injure or kill children; sorry to be blunt here, but when you look closely at a lot of these families, they are irresponsible and neglectful to both their dogs and their children; can you say Holders people I knew you could; or for that matter, just to be fair and honest, lighter skinned trailer trash, meth lab types. Kids in these homes are also just as likely to be poisoned by picking up some leftover crack from last nights party or pick up a loaded gun carelessly left out.
I couldn’t possibly agree more...
When I was a kid we got a Boxer who was about 1 year old at the time. My mothers cousin was a breeder and showed them and later got an absolutely beautiful Doberman who went to Westminster. The boxer came to us because he was returned by the guy who bought him and had to give him up because IIRC, he had to move because a new job and couldnt take him with him. Boomer was an amazing dog; very bright and loving and playful but very serious and intense when it came to protecting his family, but he loved kids.
One time a friend of my fathers came to dinner at our house with his wife and their infant daughter. Boomer was fascinated by the baby but was very gentle and wouldnt even get too close to her as if he knew he might scare her. But when her mom laid her down on my parents bed for a nap, Boomer stood guard, wouldnt leave her side. When my mom and the babys mom when to check on the baby she had managed to roll past one of the pillows and had started to roll toward the edge of the bed, and there was Boomer, gently nuzzling her back toward the middle of the bed. When my mom and the babys mother came into the room, Boomer was wagging his little stumpy tail as if to say I did good right?
Screen’s all blurry
Blasted glasses must dirty
That’s pretty rare, but I suppose . . .
I think your mistaking prey for predator...a dog is a predator animal. Prey is what they kill and eat. Wolf= predator, deer=prey....
I did the same. Learned to watch very carefully for signs of rebellion or fear.
It paid off.
I have yet to see a pool, a SUV a gun, etc. get up and injure anyone on its own. Dogs are capable of independent action they are self aware and self motivated animals. They are NOT inanimate objects. Your analogy is totally false - akin to the arguments put out by the Luddites in the democratic party that want to do away with guns, SUVs, etc.
45% of all unintentional injury deaths occurred
So what? This discussion is not about deaths, but injuries. We are discussing injuries, not deaths, so quoting death statistics is irrelevant at best and more likely disingenuous, but definitely irrelevant.
There are millions of dogs of all sizes and breeds living in homes with children and the vast majority of these children and adults will never be bitten or injured by their dogs.
The actualy numbers from the CDC make this statement out to be false. 800,000 bitten severely enough to require medical attention yearly. 300 million people in the USA. Average lifespan 75 years. do the math. .8/300 = annual odds = .002667. Multiply by 75 year life span = 20% that a person will be bitten severely enough during their life to require medical treatment. Now if you just confine the pool to those who own dogs (Not necessarily true I know - only truing to simplify the math) then this becomes 300/75*.2 = 80%. Use the 4.6 million bitten (all bites not just severe ones) and the odds go up to virtual certainty.
No, prey instinct is to either run from a predator OR (if circumstances warrant) fight the predator.
Predator instinct is to go for the throat and kill the prey.
Are you saying Odhinn is very mild mannered and genteel in comparison?
On topic, it’s absolutely tragic that the dog and one-year-old were not both better supervised.
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