My 6 lb Maltese has dental issues. They put her on Clavamox
My 6 lb Maltese has dental issues. They put her on Clavamox to clear up the infection but it's not working. She needs the next strongest thing that is safe.JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Lucy and she's 8 1/2 years old.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lucy?Customer: No, just that the Clavamox isn't clearing it up.
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My 11 y-o, female, Old English Bulldog was taken to see her
Good Evening! My 11 y-o, female, Old English Bulldog was taken to see her vet this week for what I suspected was flu or pneumonia or Valley Fever (we live in the desert and Valley Fever is fairly common). Her blood work came back negative on all counts. Her vet (in whom I have great trust) put her on Furosemide 20mg/bid, and Clindamycin 300mg/bid. She also takes Meloxicam 3.75mg for lameness. She has been on the Furosemide and Clindamycin since Wednesday (3 days=6 doses) and continues to sneeze, cough and have difficulty breathing (although her tongue thankfully remains pink). Her vet suggested that if there is no improvement I should take her in for a cardiac ultrasound to rule out heart failure. I am on board with this and will do this, but given the other symptoms (sneezing and coughing) would it not make sense to give her some Diphenhydramine? My deepest thanks and advance. DonJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: Great question. I just did now. There is no wound. I'm impressed with your question, however.JA: How old is Don?Customer: My dog, Peaches, is approximately 10-11. We don't know exactly because she was a rescue.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Don?Customer: I believe that I have covered everything. I am incredibly grateful to you all, however!
My dachshund has an infection in her gums and she wont eat,
my dachshund has an infection in her gums and she wont eat, does drink some, she has vomitted after eating anything mostly white rice, she is on clindamycin till tuesday when she will be sedated and have her teeth and gums cleaned-- she seems so lethargic i am very worried she is a 9 lb dachshund 8 yrs oldJA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dachshund?Customer: no pain meds given and i know she is in pain
My dog started to develop to yellowish drainage coming from
My dog started to develop green to yellowish drainage coming from his eyes as well as a foul infectious smell coming from his mouth..This was after he was potentially exposed to something at a doggy daycare that notified customers that there was bordatella going around..He had a bad cough for a day but thankfully that went away on its own however the eye drainage and the foul smell persisted..I took him to my vet and she prescribed clindamycin twice a day.My question is how soon should I expect to see relief of symptoms..It has been about 8 days and he still has a very small amount of drainage but not as bad..He eats drinks and plays as if nothing is wrong..
Nursing mother cat with 5 week old kittens threw up her meal
nursing mother cat with 5 week old kittens threw up her meal this afternoon. Not interested in eating/drinking. Sitting on bed away from kitttens, temp 104.7. One nipple may feel a bit hard but may just be that she has not nursed all day. Should I give antibiotic/ Which and what dose 7 pound cat.
I took my 8 year old golden to the vet yesterday to have her
I took my 8 year old golden to the vet yesterday to have her look at a growth on the side of his head and two less worrisome growths. She said one was a wart, the other a skin tab and neither an issue. The growth on the side of his head she thought could be a wart as well, but wasn't sure and recommended removal and lab analysis. No problem, but the cost is very high...With his age she wants to do pre-surgical blood work (CBC/Chem 17 at $155). Remove all three growths for $250 plus anesthesia $260. And then the lab "Idexx Biopsy/Histopath 1 site" for $187.With the rest of the charges (IV & fluids $87, injections Clindamycin& Metacam $68, Simplicef& Tramadol $112) the estimate is up over $1100.AND, she recommends an Ultrasonic Scale/Polish 1 at $98, since he will be under anesthesia. "Total may vary between $1238.46 and 1418.46". Ouch.Does this seem reasonable? Can I/should I call other vets for comparisons? He is my best buddy but this will really be difficult to pay and I don't want to have him or me go through all this unnecessarily. The side growth does look like it could be a wart after looking at pictures on the Internet. Would it be acceptable to try some of the at home wart removal methods I see?Thank you for your advise and input!!
My dog has a very bad heart. My vet didn't think he'd live a
My dog has a very bad heart. My vet didn't think he'd live a month. It's been two years! His teeth are very bad but my vet says anesthesia is not an option. It's hard to be near him his breath is so bad. Is there anything I can do at home to help? I'm afraid of brushing to much or letting him chew because it might realse to mush bacteria into him.
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I am a breeder of Airedales. The puppies are now 13 weeks
Good morning. I am a breeder of Airedales. The puppies are now 13 weeks old all puppies are healthy but last 3 of 2 I have sold. For the past three weeks they have had diarrhea. I have had stool samples checked...nothing growing. They have horrible diarrhea. Gaining weight, playing, eating. The new owners are angry. Have been treated with panacur, flagyl, probiotics.... Giardia, worms, coccidiosis,...nothing is growing, but this continues. My vet wants to finish this course of panacur and flagyl...then go on to clindamycin for 10 days. I do not have a ton of money..what do you think is going on