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My 75 lb lab started taking Rimadyl Monday night with good
My 75 lb lab started taking Rimadyl Monday night with good results. Last night I noticed swelling in her ear flaps, this morning the swelling has increased. I was considering Benadryl for whatever itch is causing the head shacking/ ear swelling. What would you recommend until my vet is open again tomorrow?
I have a 12 y/o spayed Afghan Hound female who underwent an
I have a 12 y/o spayed Afghan Hound female who underwent an ear procedure this morning to clean, flush and clear up a chronic infection. This has been going on for over a year now. She underwent a similar procedure last summer and it was discovered this infection/bacteria has eaten away her ear drum. Today her vet said her bulla and other parts of her ear had pools of dried pus and other bacteria that the infection was constantly feeding from and causing the chronic condition. He flushed and cleaned it out three times today and has scheduled her for a follow up in 7 days. She has been on 100 mg on enrofloxacin once a day, zinc oxic w/baytril once a day and a cleaning compound. She normally sleeps until she comes out of the anesthesia completely but today she has been doing nothing but pacing. Getting on the couch, off the couch, on her chair, off her chair, on her bed, off her bed, inside, outside, inside, outside, then the pacing. She's eating normally (which is a nibble here and there) and she's drinking water normally. Is this pacing something I need to take her to an emergency vet? Or will it be alright until tomorrow morning?
7 year old male German Shephard-lab mix. He has had Panus since
7 year old male German Shephard-lab mix. He has had Panus since 3 and has some discharge in both eyes that is getting. He is being treated with Optimune and antibiotic but the eye discharge has been getting worse. He has been suffering from severe itching and was diagnosed with environmental allergies. He has been treated by our vet with antibiotics and a moose gel or his coat and a bath solution. Our vet has diagnosed him with an environmental allergy. He has a yeast infection and has lost hair and has developed thick dark skin on is abdomen and under his arms. Over the last month, he has had a yeast buildup in his ears. yeast infections for 7-8 months and multiple trips to our vet have failed to solve the problems. The ears are crusty with yeast and are swollen and may have become infected. Over the last two days, he has become lethargic is is breathing harder at night. The discharge in he eyes is thick. We have tried to reduce the itching with lotions and cleansing pads from the vet. This has not worked.His blood tests have all been normal in the summer. The vet was not concerned about internal health. At the vets recommendation, we switched to a protein diet free of starches. The yeast infection did not improve.We tried some home remedies for yeast (ie. baking soda in water).No help.I am concerned about the ear swelling and some heavy breathing last night. He is lethargic today and looks to be getting worse. I am concerned he has infection from the yeast and this is also leading to discharge in the eyes.I need advice and help on this. Our vet has been working on this for 7-8 months and multiple visits but we are not getting anywhere.His appetite is still OK.
My 10 year old black lab has a swollenright ear lobe - the
My 10 year old black lab has a swollenright ear lobe - the par that hangs freely - we just noticed it last night and put some ice on it which helped a little - he may hav bashed it when he fell on the stairs earlier in the day - any suggestions for treatments - or things to watch for - he isn't scratching it and we couldn't find a cut or bite- thanks
My dog (chocolate lab) has an ear hematoma. He saw our vetView more dog veterinary questions
My dog (chocolate lab) has an ear hematoma. He saw our vet a little more than 2 weeks ago and we decided to have him drain fluid out and to tape the ear up on the top of his head and treat it that way. He has been wearing a lamp shade as well. After 1 week he changed the bandage and there was slightly less fluid but some had returned. He said there was some blood clotting at that time. We decided to try a Surgi sox as the vet said he did not know how long it would take to heal. At the end of the second week when we took the bandage off his outer ear was very red and inflamed from not getting any air circulation. He has never tended to get ear infections. He gave us Tresaderm to apply to the ear and it did improve slightly in the first 24 hours but because we covered his entire head with the surgi sox both of his ears were red by the second day. We left the cone on but left his ears out for a few hours yesterday and the redness has greatly improved but swelling has increased.We did not think surgery was the best option for an 8 year old dog but are REALLY not knowing what to do at this point. He cannot wear that cone for the rest of the summer!Please help. We need a second opinion.