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The vet here in Brazil checked Cosmos' anal glands/ok and his ears/ok
no fever and checked all joint movement and I think a nerve test. She took
scissors and pinched from head to tail along vertebrate. No reaction. Might
be some tenderness on left hip. She prescribed an ant inflammatory for 5 days. (Maxicam 4mg) Then she prescribed Condroton 1000mg as maintenance (used as a joint renewer). Then cloridrato de Tramadol 100mg (pain medicine for dogs) 1 pill every 8 hours for 7 days. Do you feel these extra pills are necessary? They also want to take an exray. Should I just wait to see if he responds to the medication to rule out other problems before the added expense of the exray? PS things are triple the price here compared to the US.
I can't really tell just yet. I am only giving him the anti inflammatory pills right
now. We have 3 more days of meds. I will keep you informed.
Hello Dr Jeff. Cosmo took his last anti-inflammatory pill yesterday. He had
unbelievable running diarrhea last night and this morning. Dark color with red tint. Don't believe it was blood. Could this be from the meds?
Thank you. I will keep you updated.
Hello Dr Jeff. Hope all is well? Day 2. I don't have a vehicle to go to pharmacy to get the Imodium yet. Cosmo had diarrhea all night long.
The color is brown a little thicker diarrhea then yesterday He's weak and
not hungry. I will bring him to the vet this evening. Should I let the vet know
him might have the GI problem? Because now he has brown diarrhea.
I am so sorry but with the language barrier here and i am still new to Portuguese this will be a struggle. I just want to be specific when I speak
to them. Also I may not be able to find imodium here. What key ingredient should i look for in there brand names.(american word of course). Greatly
appreciate your time.
Ok. Thank you.
Doctor Jeff. Wanted to get the diarrhea under control before i brought Cosmo to Vet. But to my dismay, you have to have a medical prescription in order to buy Pepcid AC and Imodium AD products here in Brazil. So now I will have to bring Cosmo in today. And yes he had diarrhea all last night as well. Keep you updated.