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My dog Sammy has been suffering from Blepharitis
My dog Sammy has been suffering from Blepharitis for almost 2 months now. It started out as a small bump over one eyelid and has progressed to severe inflammation in both eyes, upper and lower lids. At his first vet appointment she prescribed Cefpodoxime Proxetil 100mg (1/2 tab once a day for 2 weeks) and NeoPolyDex. Little to no improvement was seen. Went back and he was given Clindamycin 150mg once a day for 2 weeks. I held off on giving it to him at first to see if a change back to his old diet would help (he'd recently been switched to another food shortly before the problem started). Still no improvement so I started the antibiotics. We only have 4 days left of them. I've also been doing moist heat twice a day and cleaning his lids with an eyelid cleaner recommended for blepharitis. We've tried allergy medicines as well (Zyrtec and Claritin). His eyes look worse than ever. At his last appointment the vet took a scraping of his lids and she said he did not have mites there and she actually saw very little bacteria so she was thinking it to be allergy related- she didn't send the slides off to a lab, just looked at them under the microscope herself. Here's the thing....I recently lost his sister to lymphoma so I'm hyper paranoid about anything in regards ***** ***** Tonight I was looking up information about blepharitis and one website mentioned lymphoma in the eyelids. Needless to say, I started looking that up, found some pics that kind of looked like what he has and now I'm totally freaked out. What are the possibilities that is what we're dealing with? Would the vet have been able to see any cancer cells on the slide she took? He had full blood work and all was okay. I know you can't see cancer on blood work but I thought it was worth mentioning. I'm going to attempt to attach some pictures- on one you will see the original bump that appeared and on the others you can see how it looks today. unfortunately because the only way to get a decent pic is with the flash I could not get one with his eyes open.
My 14 yo toy poodle has some form of dermatitis. The last vet
My 14 yo toy poodle has some form of dermatitis. The last vet s informed my that she had a bacterial skin infection. Her symptoms are constant itching and her skin has an odor like old chicken. She was treated with cefpodoxime low dose and steroids. She improved significantly but now all the symptoms are returning . Should she restart the treatmebt as before or have another skin evaluation for other possible causes
Recently my dog Sammy started battling some skin issues.
Recently my dog Sammy started battling some skin issues. First thing I noticed was his chin. It was red and a bit inflamed. I wasn't overly concerned as all of the photos online matched canine acne. I switched him to a stainless steel bowl and began wiping his chin down with diluted providone iodine after meals. A couple of weeks later I noticed what looked like a scab on his belly and around the same time one of his eyelids became inflamed. The scab on his belly began to get larger and the inflammation in his eye was in both eyes. I took him to the vet and she said that his belly was an epidermal collarette, chin was acne, and the eyes were blepharitis. She prescribed him Cefpodoxime Proxetil 100mg (1/2 tab once a day for 2 weeks). She also did a corneal stain on his eyes and ran a full blood panel and urinalysis. Corneal stain was clear, all blood work and urine was good. She wanted to put him on an oral steroid, however I felt uncomfortable with that. You see, I recently lost his sister to lymphoma and worry about anything that might compromise his immune system. Anyway, we agreed on a topical steroid for the eyes (NeoPolyDex). After about a week the spot on his belly was looking even worse. I called and asked if she could prescribe some Mupirocin for his belly to see if that would work. Within just a few days his belly was looking worlds better with the ointment. He just finished his oral antibiotics and although the epidermal collarette on his belly is now gone, his chin still looks the same as do his eyes. I will say that his eyes are better in that there is no more discharge, however both the upper and lower lid continue to be inflamed and hair around the eye is missing. When I give him the NeoPolyDex twice a day I start off with a warm washcloth over the eyes for as long as he'll let me and then apply the ointment. I continue to clean his chin with the iodine after meals. None of the above appears to bother him in any way. He does not appear to be itchy or uncomfortable. I'm wondering if there's anything else I should ask for for his eyes or for his chin? I'm guessing I can't put the Mupirocin on his chin since he might lick it. Do you think it's just a coincidence that all these things appeared at once? As I mentioned, I just worry a lot about him since his sister had cancer. I have this irrational feeling that any time something is wrong with him that he's getting cancer! He eats high quality (Honest Kitchen) food, he's an indoor dog, and I give him a CoQ10 supplement with his dinner. No changes have been made to his diet or his environment lately. He weighs 25 pounds and is a Basenji/Boston Terrier mix
My 16 month old golden retriever had stitches behind his earView more dog veterinary questions
My 16 month old golden retriever had stitches behind his ear today- grooming accident. He was sedated with dexdomitor and torbugesic and then given antiseden. He was given 200 mg of cefpodoxime once a day for 7 days. He had his procedure around 1 pm today. I gave him the antibiotic with food around 5 pm. He is wearing a cone because he has been trying to scratch the site. He was pretty logy for several hours but now he is pacing and panting and going crazy trying to get the cone off. Trying to figure out if I should give him benadryl to ease his agitation and itching. He also had a rabies shot and distemper shot today.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: My 16 month old golden retriever had stitches behind his ear today- grooming accident. He was sedated with dexdomitor and torbugesic and then given antiseden. He was given 200 mg of cefpodoxime once a day for 7 days. He had his procedure around 1 pm today. I gave him the antibiotic with food around 5 pm. He is wearing a cone because he has been trying to scratch the site. He was pretty logy for several hours but now he is pacing and panting and going crazy trying to get the cone off. Trying to figure out if I should give him benadryl to ease his agitation and itching. He also had a rabies shot and distemper shot today.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Veterinarians generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.