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yes he had extractions
he ate 1 can on Sunday...1/2 can yesterday...and 3/4 of a can so far today
yes he is currently on clavaseptin which I am thinking is quite possibly making him nauseated
we got some pain reliever yesterday...they didn't send it home with him initially
he is definitely not overweight
he has had extractions twice before...but recovered much faster last time
what about the antibiotic - any chance he can go off it? it seems to make him so nauseated
i've read that in most cases they don't even need antibiotic after dental surgery
we are giving him canned food - Hills a/d right now
It feels like we are kind of caught between a rock and hard place...if we give him the antibiotic he gets nauseated and is lethargic and doesn't eat well...if we take him off it sounds like he could get an infection...he had the surgery saturday late afternoon, so at what point would you be concerned that he isn't back to normal?
sorry I'm confused by that last statement - start counting from the time you started your pain medication...shouldn't he improve with or without the pain medication (the vet didn't even send us home with any), also I was told that the pain medication will probably also make him sleepy so we just started to give it to him last nigh
oh i totally agree, I wouldn't want to be without pain meds but shouldn't he be getting better with or without the pain meds?
okay...two last things...is there any risk to taking him off the antibiotics for a day to see if his appetite improves? Also - he hasn't had a bowel movement in at least 5 days - reason for concern? Bearing in mind he hasn't eaten much either
did you mean increased food consumption may happen about 1 hour after the medication is given?
okay I want to let you go but just want to clarify - if the buprenex makes him sleepy - how would that make him want to eat?
okay thanks for all your help