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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My vet had giving it to me for vaginally yeast infection,

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My vet had giving it to me for vaginally yeast infection
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infestations the dog can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Tinker, and she is 6 yrs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tinker,?
Customer: No, this usually happens once a year
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Your post appears to have been truncated. What was giving to you and what happens to Tinker, please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Gentizol ointment, Tink gets it once a year, to where we can't even touch her private area. They said it was a yeast inf?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I don't want to call I'm at work
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Are u still able to help if I don't call?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Gentizol contains the antibiotic gentacin, the glucocorticosteroid betamethasone, and the antiifunga/anti-yeast drug clotrimazole. You can think of the ointment as an "anti-everything" one. It should be helpful if, indeed, Tinker suffers from a yeast (Malassezia) infection. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

If Tinker won't allow you to apply the ointment, a systemic antiyeast drug such as ketoconazole dosed at 5 mg/lb once daily for a month should be very effective.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
can u send this to me?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I regret that we're not allowed to prescribe through this venue because our regulatory agencies don't consider this conversation to represent a proper client-pet-vet relationship. Mea culpa. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
are u able to send the pills, or a substitute that doesn't need an rx?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

All of the medications are prescription drugs. You can, however, see how an over the counter triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin or Polysporin and an over the counter "foot fungus/ringworm" cream containing miconazole or clotrimazole affects the skin. I would rotate the two ointments every 8 hours until the skin normalized. I understand that Tink may not be happy about this but it can do the trick.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
OK so thank u, so this , not helpful information is this costing me $5 or $19 , or free????
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
U just made it sound like u could replace this medicine with something else when the girl said she was going to ask u
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I don't understand your thinking so I'll opt out which will allow another expert to enter this conversation with other ideas.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I just was asking if there is a charge for this
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Got it I was charge the $19.00, so i shouldn't be charged anything else. Thank u, I guess