I did take the dog to our vet but he never did nor suggested any of these tests - he did give us eye drops to use but she was very resistant to get them. Same with her ears
- it was almost impossible to put the drops in her ears or her eyes. She acted like she would bite her owner when he would try to use them , same with me, and she's not my dog, so so so . We used what we had but it was not really a solution. Only ecotrim and antihistamine on an almost regular schedule help her from digging herself raw
around her ears, also her back side a couple times, and her eyes continue to tear. I give her amoxicillin
if it seems to get worse, on a 7 to 10 day routine in her food and treat the symptoms as I said. I don't know what else to do for her. Her owner Andre' does not want to pay for expensive vet costs, citing her age and his excuses and rationalization. He loves his dog but is kinda' primitive in mentality about pet health care , especially now that he has no more income and what he has is being used in his monthly costs. I did take her for her booster
shots and allergy shots, what ever that was, etc etc a couple years ago now. I wonder if Gentile eye drops might help her also . It amazes me that she would bite her owner and I think she would. None of my dogs would ever bite me except maybe by accident. That just does not exist between my dogs and me. We gave our dogs what ever meds they needed, eye and ear drops and they were ok with us - didn't like the procedure but never made any attempt to bite. It occurred to me that Juliette might be in pain re ear drops but I am sure not eye drops. Anyway, I was thinking I could use some advice on the meds. I have only amoxicillin in capsules so I open the capsule and sprinkle it over sardines or bits of peanut butter for a 9 day dose. The capsules are 500 mg each so I was thinking that this is more than enough as a dose for her ( ? ) over 9 days. Am I right ? Every couple weeks she will cry and dig her ears raw if I don't use these meds on her. The vet did say her ears are - not sure here - totally collapsed - and they appear to be closed . I am sure she was neglected in the past when she had ear infections because my dogs surely do not look like that one. Oh and I also used progesterone a couple times, allergies, and novox . Those are Rx as you know so I didn't have a lot of them . Remember ? this vet wouldn't even Rx valium to me for Lauren Bacall . I stay with him because he does know his profession, and because his fees are the most reasonable in all of Miami , and with 10 dogs, and a couple outside cats, that is an issue here. He evolved into an interesting practice over the 23 years we have been going to him. At first it was normal, but you could walk in with no appointment if you didn't mind waiting some. Then it became a no appointment thing , you showed up, signed in, and was taken in turn to see him. Then he started to treat the pets without the owners present, his staff would take them to him in the back of the vet office, ask what the situation was , and bring them back to the pet owners. Not seeing the pet owners saved much time and he could see many more pets this way. His waiting room is always full and overflowing , then and now. Once he saved Tica's life, waited for me to drive like James Bond with her to his office, treated a few cats with mange at no charge when Jose' was out of work years ago, and the list goes on of what he had done just for me alone. He also is compassionate with everybody I am so sure . When my puppy was dying and in another ER, a very expensive ER, he had it brought to him at no charge to me and he took care of it and consoled me both. He has made some mistakes , like with Lauren , and some others also, but he's 99% and I think that is as good as it gets. I think you know already that I try my own best to learn, find out, check and verify everything. That is what I am doing now with Andre's dog Juliette also. To know if I can do better by her with the situation that exists. That is where my California Vet comes in. You.