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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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She had a severe ear infection got two treatments pain pill

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She had a severe ear infection got two treatments pain pill ended this Sunday Monday gave her Nex Gard ears look good but blood work came back high for thyroid Tuesday night no interest in toys greeting me ate her dinner but not normal walks with her head down as if she did something wrong
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Celie she is five years old called a Frengle half French bull dog half red brindle coat won't even play with her toys and loves window to look for dogs no reaction
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about a?
Customer: He was expecting a follow up call on Friday but I'm calling today same symptoms as two weeks ago but was strange happened 24 hours later after Nex Gard chewable afoxolaner was given
Submitted: 18 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
She had ten days 1x a day of Previcox
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 18 days ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Celie. The NexGard (afoxolaner) may be responsible for Celie's behavior. In an order of decreasing frequency, vomiting, dry flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and anorexia were noted as adverse reactions to this product. Celie may be experiencing gastrointestinal distress at this time.

Previcox can also cause GI distress but I would have expected Celie to be symptomatic while being administered that drug. The adverse effects of NexGard are expected to abate within 72 hours. There's no specific antidote, however.

An elevated thyroid is likely to be artifactual - not real. Hyperthyroid dogs are rare and when seen are eating you out of house and home, agitated and over-active, and have lost weight in spite of their increased hunger. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 16 days ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin