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Salkin - My Chi, Julio, has been having some hacking and
Hello Dr Salkin -My Chi, Julio, has been having some hacking and just overall congestion. It sometimes sounds like he is stuffed up. I can hear the wheezing in his nasal passages. His vet has prescribed the following in the past:Hydromet .9ml every 6-12 hoursTemaril-P 1x every 12 hoursWill the cough syrup help him? I was told the Temaril might make him hyper.
45 lb 10 yr old female soft coated Wheaton terrier. She had
45 lb 10 yr old female soft coated Wheaton terrier. She had 2 TPLOs at a young age. 3 or 4. Has terrible skin allergy and is on Temeril P 100 twice a day. She doesn't want to go on walks anymore. She can walk and can run if she has to. No limping just slow. Been coming on for years. X rays last year didn't show much but it seems like age related and probably some arthritis. Tramadol was helping but not much anymore. She's on 50 3 times a day. Think an anti inflmmatory would be a big help with tramadol but she takes Temeril P. Would metacam be an option with Temeril.If not would an increase in the steroid be an option as the anti inflammatory
My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough. Given the standard
My dog was diagnosed with kennel cough. Given the standard antibiotic and temaril p. Since being on the temaril, he's had zero coughing episodes. I know conditions typically get worse, and he has not. Whatever was causing it has not seemed to progress as he shows no other signs of being ill. He's eating, playing, chasing aquirrels and mailmen, barking at the kids on the street and such. The vet listened closely to his heart and lungs and heard nothing. He just said that his tonsils were slightly inflamed. Now, I'm not sure how he got sick. He doesn't interact with other dogs. He hasn't gotten loose. He went to a groomer 3 weeks ago, but the incubation period is 3 to 10 days, so he likely didn't get it there. So that scares me. But all things being said, he is perfectly normal while on the temaril/antibiotics coctail. Is there any kind of indication I would see that he is getting better? Or is the temaril just masking the issue and will he regress when we stop the meds?
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My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea
My golden retriever has had a very bad attack of flea allergy dermatitis -large angry red pustules all over her groin. I took her to my vet who gave me an antibiotic and temeril P, along with a topical spray - GentaSpray. All this is fine. Up until this time, I have resisted using chemical flea treatments on her - long story --I had another golden who developed IMHA, and since then, I've never been comfortable with chemical treatments of any kind unless it is absolutely essential. It is apparent that some type of flea program is absolutely essential at this point -- I have not found anything natural that actually works on fleas.The vet prescribed NexGuard --which ordinarily I wouldn't question. However, since my dog is taking temeril P, which in certain circumstances can lower the immune system, I'm afraid to begin NexGuard, which is essentially an insecticide. There are no contraindications for NexGuard -- but I'd very much like to get another opinion on the safety of starting my dog on NexGuard while she is taking the antibiotic and Temeril P. My golden is 3 years old and otherwise healthy.Thanks very much.
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My 13 year old peekapoo has collapsed trachea and hence
My 13 year old peekapoo has collapsed trachea and hence chronic bronchitis and coughing. The vet has prescribed cough medicine, antibiotics and temaril P. Together they work well when this flares up. The temaril P seems to be the most effective of the meds. But it's terrible seeing him suffer and the vet visits are becoming more than I can handle financially. Is there anything that I can do, or maybe an OTC med that I can give him on a daily basis that will help to prevent these horrible episodes that he gets? It's heart breaking....JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: SebastianJA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sebastian?Customer: Not that I can think of.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Our dog is plagued with allergies. We changed m to a food
Our dog is plagued with allergies. We changed him to a food that is good for allergic dogs; we give him an antihistamine and he gets medicated baths yet he scratches and gnaws at himself until he is out of breath. He also drags his rump and goes round in circle for long periods of time doing this. It is sad yet irritating at the same time. Is there anything else we can do to help him? He is approximately 9 years old; a mixed terrier and male.
My dog is allergic to flea bites. I have taken her to theView more dog veterinary questions
My dog is allergic to flea bites. I have taken her to the vet numerous times. Once ,they put her on Temaril P. Everything started to clear up but then once she came off the Temaril, she started scratching and itching all over again. So we went back to the vet only to be prescribed Bravecto. Which helped with the fleas because I had been using Frontline to no avail. I have even made sure to treat my yard on a regular schedule. I just can't get rid of all the fleas. I live in an area where pets are numerous. But I don't believe eveyone is treating their yards for the pests.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 dog's name and age?Customer: Cocoa...6 yrs oldJA: What is the dog's name?Customer: CocoaJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Cocoa?Customer: Not that I can think of. I never had this issue. We just moved here a year ago from El Paso Tx and the fleas were way worse, but nothing that Frontline couldn't handle. Now we're here and my poor baby is losing her hair and constantly biting. I have tried everything and I really don't know what else to do.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.