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Dr. Marcia, I am delighted to have found this website and your consideration and competence is much appreciated. Of course you know how people can become
so attached to their pets--just as valued as human members of the family, and some-
times more so. I did take Xela to the vet that morning and she is now on a regimen of Cephlexan 2 500mg twice a day for the standard two weeks.
I am also going to shave her areas of potential infection and keep them as clean as possible; a daily cleaning with "wipies" will help.
The vet also suggested, SLENTROL dirlotapide as a dietary aid. I have been reading the brochure on it and it seems effective but I am concerned with the side-effects. Xela has already lost 5 pounds and has approximately 25 more to lose, putting her at about 65 pounds. I would rather use diet and exercise than SLENTROL; meds all have their side-effects and at over 10 years old I don't wish to tax her heart or other organs. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you so much for your help, Dr. Marcia. You have my deep appreciation.