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41 pound lab-poodle mix was diagnosed with a bladder

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41 pound lab-poodle mix was diagnosed with a bladder infection on August 22nd. The vet put him on Clavamox 2 times a day for 10 day. Yesterday and today Ted has thrown up. Twice today, once yesterday. Has been laying around more than normal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

So sorry to hear that Ted is having a reaction to the clavamox, unfortunately what you describe can be seen when clavamox is used so I would advise discontinuing its use and contacting your veterinarian on Monday for a different antibiotic to treat the bladder infection.

For now:

- Continue the pepcid 10 mg every 12 hours
- Wait until morning and begin a very bland diet of white rice and boiled chicken in small more frequent meals to help settle his stomach
- Add water to the meals so that we are continuing to "flush" out the bladder to reduce risk of bacterial attachment to the bladder wall

Once the clavamox is out of his stomach he should start to feel better and likely your vet will transition to an alternative for you on Monday

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

How is Ted doing today? Has there been improvement off the clavamox for 12+ hours? I would love an update when you are able...

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