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Our Dog has been battling an MRSP infection in her nasal

Our Dog has been battling an MRSP infection in her nasal cavity for 5 weeks now. The original diagnosis leaned more in the direction of rhinitis however after a Rhinoscopy / biopsy culture, it was re diagnosed as a MRSP infection. As I'm being told, this bacteria now commonly resides on dogs skin and in their nasal passages with no effect to the dog until some episode breaks the skin allowing the bacteria to enter the body. In our pup's case, this occurred after vomiting from a vestibular incident in which her stomach acid caused damage to her nasal lining. Culturing proved 22 antibiotics ineffective with Amikacin the only one able to kill the culture. She was prescribed a 10 cycle (with a minimum of 7 days ) of this drug which has been administered daily at the vet with blood testing to be done after every 2 doses per Amikacin's primary negative side effect being Kidney damage. Her baseline test prior to the first dose showed no Kidney casts however after her 2nd shot and first retest, I received news that the results showed a 2 cast in diluted urine result. After discussion with both her regular vet and her specialty vet, it was decided that per this being a drug of last result to press forward with administering the Amakacin. The 3rd dose had already been administered prior to the first test result returning and testing done prior to the 4th dose which was given after the results were discussed. Today the results will be back prior to the administering of the 5th dose. My questions are this,1. The Amikacin by the 3rd dose show signs of decreasing her nasal congestion and nasal discharge markedly however last night after the 4th dose, both symptoms had a slight resurgence. Is it normal to have backtracking? It still wasn't near the level occurring prior to starting.2. If her kidney's are showing further stress and the Amikacin is withdrawn, what are the realistic chances that her infection is manageable , or even survivable with any quality of life provided?

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Pacing, making nasal noise, acts like she has ccups and need

Pacing, making nasal noise, acts like she has hiccups and need to vomitJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: Not that we know of.JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Stella is 5ish.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Stella?Customer: No this is the first time she's acted like this.

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I hava 10 week old pomeranian puppy he weighs 1.8 lbs. He

Hello, I hava 10 week old pomeranian puppy he weighs 1.8 lbs. He has started coughing. I took him to the vet and they said it was either Kennel cough or Tracheal Collapse. But didn't give a definite answer. They gave him medicine and he hasn't coughed since we leftJA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?Customer: Theodore - 10 weeksJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Theodore?Customer: nope that is it

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My lab is sneezing with "" coming out of s nose and he seems

My lab is sneezing with green "snot" coming out of his nose and he seems to be trying to cough something up. Have tried many antibiotics and nothing has worked. Suggestions?

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My 4 yr. old mountain cur just coughed up some clear &

My 4 yr. old mountain cur just coughed up some clear & slightly foamy substance. Noticed him coughing a few times yesterday. But he is shedding and licking himself. So I am not sure if it is hair-balls or kennel cough. If kennel cough, can it be home treated? Or should I take him to the vet.?

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We just adopted a dog from a rescue. He developed diarrhea,

We just adopted a dog from a rescue. He developed diarrhea, which is now being treated with bland food, probiotics, and antibiotics. We noticed he was sneezing and hacking. We took him to the vet and he did say it could be anything from coldkennel cough to allergies. He gave us amoxicillin for the respiratory issue. He is doing better and better.Now our other dog started sneezing persistently. Does he needed to be started on antibiotics for a dog cold too? Should we just watch it? Robutussim DM?I have been to the vet three times in the past week and a half and I feel like they are sick of me already...

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I have a chinese crested (8 months) she fell off a couch she

I have a chinese crested (8 months) she fell off a couch she was running on onto a heater vent, hurt the left side of her face. It seems to be effecting the right side of her nose which is turning to the left its off center. Is their anything that can be done to correct her besides not to let her play on the couch.

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Can my dog get a cold? she has been a little more lethargic

Can my dog get a cold? she has been a little more lethargic lately.. she takes pheno and potassium bromide for seizures. So she always seems a little "stoned" She seems like she has chills some times, an she had a slight cough the other day. she is the only dog in our house and she doesn't go around other dogs. She goes on walks with us outside at night but never with other animals. She is current on all her shots. she is a 5yr old snorkie,

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I am getting a new golden retriever pup and wondered if you

I am getting a new golden retriever pup and wondered if you could tell me what you would think about the pup's great grandparents ( on the dam's side) having 2 cancers. One was pancreatic tumor and one was a nasal disease. Then the great great grandparent had a nonspecific cancer. They were all over 9.There was a squamous cell cancer on the sires side 4 generations back.I don't have the breeding coefficient but the dam was 9.74% at 10 yrs and 12.16% at 12 yrs. The sire was 6.13% at 10 and 8% at 12 yrs.Could you advice me on whether or not this is a pup that I should look at.

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