Yesterday night my husband accidentally gave my 27lb dog a
Yesterday night my husband accidentally gave my 27lb dog a 375mgr pill ofJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?Customer: Naproxen and he vomited all night.JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?Customer: He ate a 375mg pill of naproxen last night and he threw up all night. I tried to give him a little food a few hours ago and he threw it up immediately... I few minutes ago I had him rice and chicken broth and he so far has been able to keep it down..JA: What is the dog's name and age?Customer: JJ age 2JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about JJ?Customer: He is currently on antibiotics for a staph infection
Sasha is an 11 y/o welsh corgi who had a lot of fleas and 4
Sasha is an 11 y/o welsh corgi who had a lot of fleas and 4 flea baths. now resolved. but now has staph infection w/ redness and brown scabs, on abdomen and under "arms". on antx, apoquel. do I need to shampoo carpets or disinfect hard floors?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the Welsh corgi's name?Customer: Sasha. Under vet care. on atbx.JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sasha?Customer: I am freaking out about how to make her environment safer so that she does not get chronic staph infection. I know that skin integrity is key for healing her staph. but is there anything I need to do to clean my home? I was her bedding often in bleach & detergent.
My 12 year Pekingese who is recovering from IVDD surgery 3
My 12 year Pekingese who is recovering from IVDD surgery 3 months post-op was diagnosed with staph pseudintermedius and was treated with Chloramphenicol 500mg 3x times a day for 4 weeks. After completing week 3 we noticed he started showing side effects of wobbly weak legs called the vet and he has recommend we stop medication and switch to Zeniquin 50mg 1 pill a day for 21 additional days. No follow up or blood test was performed before switching to this new medication. I'm afraid of similar or worse side effects. Is this a safer alternative? I'm really worried. My dog has been through so much already. The staph pseudintermedius seems to have cleared up and I don't know if I should change vets? Stop all medication or just follow instructions. Please help!
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Took 9 yo F 80# boxer for annual immunizations 2 weeks ago
Took 9 yo F 80# ***** for annual immunizations 2 weeks ago and asked vet about obtaining baseline labs as no one had ever suggested them. Chem27 panel revealed extremely high lipase, amylase, alp and one other. All else was well wnl. Boxer is active, playful, good eater- asymptomatic. Andominal u/s 8/27/16 was "essentially unremarkable" with "what could represent a small area of fat between pancreas and liver" that was slightly bright on u/s.11 months ago had surgery for neurosarcoma of foreleg, mast cell tumor rear popliteal;lesion lazered from upper and lower eyelid March '16, corneal ulcer debridement 8/3/16 - now healed; staph infection of skin - treated with 4 weeks of anbx May 2016. I am starting her on Royal canin I/d dry formula with supplemental w/d for the fiber. Does pancreatitis resolve or progress and how should we be treating her? My vets do not seem to be extremely nowledgeable/experienced in this arena. Your input and feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you.Nancy
My german shepherd has a circle rash on his stomach. We
My german shepherd has a circle rash on his stomach. We aren't able to take him in for care until next weekend. I wanted to see if I could get some answers as to what's going on. And maybe make him more comfortable. He is also having some discharge from his private area.
My 2 year old Lab, typically very calm, didn't finish her
My 2 year old Lab, typically very calm, didn't finish her supper, then 30 minutes later threw up what she had eaten. Her belly is distended, tho not painful.The vet put her on cephalexin, 500 mg, 3xday yesterday for 7 days, along with Temeril P 2xday for 10 days to treat what seems to be an extension of a prior staph infection. The distension happened about 2 hours after giving her the cephalexin in a pill pocket.Her breathing seemed normal a few hours ago. Now it is slightly faster.Should I take her to an emergency vet?
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