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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is swallowing a lot and having to go outside to

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My dog is swallowing a lot and having to go outside to relieve himself every couple of hours.I took him to the vet and he gave me amoxi clav 500/125mg and prednisone 50mg for a throat infection.The medication is all gone and the dog is still the same as when I first took him there,any suggestions
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'll follow up for Dr. Jo for you. Please clarify "to relieve himself...". Prednisone will increase urine production and result in Gunner's needing to urinate more frequently but I need to know if Gunner were relieving himself often prior to the prednisone being administered and if you're talking about his urinating or defecating. If the antibiotic and steroid haven't been helpful, the diagnosis of "throat infection" needs to be re-evaluated. "Swallowing a lot" often indicates gastrointestinal rather than respiratory distress.