My 12 yr. Old chihuahua
has always been healthy. Recently we found out he has a heart murmer/chf. He was put on medication for it and despite his age he is very lively,active and playful chasing kids when outside. He also has stage 4 peridontal disease. Its a long story how that was allowed to happen but i wont get into that. I will say if i hadnt had to have someone else keep him temp. for 2 yrs while i recovered from complications after surgery and having my daughter he would have never had gotten peridontal disease or atleast not to a stage 4. I was a dog groomer and vet tech and always cared for him the way i would myself or a family member. He has lost half his teeth and at the moment im saving money to have them all extracted especialy his carn. Tooth which is cracked. In the mean time he has gotten infections in the mouth from abcess. The vet put him on clindamycin
the first time and again this time. The antibiotic doesnt seem to be working as good if at all and yesterday he was shivering alot even under warm covers. Today he isnt doing that any more so than normal but his face is still swollen,maybe more so than yestersay. So ive been researching all day since our vet is closed to find out what i can do to build his immune system up,whaT i can do for pain excruciating pain i know hes experiencing. i have had a tooth abcess before and that was the worst pain ive ever experienced from any illness or from either one of the chronic diseases i have. And mine was just one tooth. His is his whole mouth gums,everything. My poor baby!!! I also need to know what the best nutritional support is for him either supplements or food since he cant chew much. And also if there is amything that i can give him that can relax him enough for me to administer so mouth numbing gel into his mouth as well as get a good look in there without him biting
my hand off and hurting himself more.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Also what is a more agressive antibiotic than the clindamycin and do u think the antibiotic will still work as well since hes had it before for the same problem or should i ask his vet for something different and more aggresive. If so what
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