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Male beagle being treated for a bladder infection, tonight

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Male beagle being treated for a bladder infection, tonight he's acting like he's experiencing pain. Sits but doesn't want to lie down
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infections the beagle 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 beagle's name and age?
Customer: El vis age 9.. He's taking amoxo Clav 3758 mg ever 12 hours. 5 Days at present
JA: What is the beagle's name?
Customer: Elvis
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Elvis?
Customer: he is neutered. don't know if that's important or not
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 11 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue and as I am typing out a response.

Is he avoiding stairs or avoiding jumping on things?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
He came upstairs with me. I haven't seen him try to jump on the couch. now that he's older he often uses doggie stair. He doesn't seem to want to lie down.. He's sitting at present
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

Back pain (slipped or bulging discs) is very common in older beagles. I would treat it as that until proven otherwise. How much does he weigh?

And do you have access to tramadol, gabapentin, or aspirin?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's been quite hot here today and he is panting. he weighs 45 lbs. I do have aspirin, baby type and regular
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

Okay, great. They often pant and pace when they have back pain and they don't want to lay down. They can sometimes get soft stool from the stress. You can give 325mg of aspirin every 8 hours for pain management and keep him calm and quiet... limit walking and stairs and restrict his activity strictly for at least a week. See your vet for better pain management if it continues. Good luck!

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Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

Are you there?

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

I see that you have read my responses... can you please let me know if you have further questions?

Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 1 month ago.

How is your dog doing? Just checking in.