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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Her eye looks swollen. We are not sure why. She was in the

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Her eye looks swollen. We are not sure why. She was in the back with the horses. My husband gave her LA-200.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Melody
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Melody?
Customer: She can't jump and she is walking with a limp. When she got the med she started scratching both ears and shaking her head a lots.
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Beryl. It certainly sounds as if a horse kicked Melody but without my performing a thorough physical exam I can't assess injury properly. I can take a look at the swollen eye if you can upload a close-up photo of it to our conversation. You can use the paperclip icon (if you can see such an icon) or an external app such as dropbox.com/ There's no reason to adminsiter an antibiotic such as LA-200 unless an open wound was found and even then it's not a good choice of antibiotic. If anything were administered at home, aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food twice daily would be reasonable. Ideally, Melody should have her vet give her a good once over particularly because an eye is involved and eyes can "go south" in a hurry.Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.
Hi Beryl Southall,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin