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My chihuahua had recently had a problem with what the very suspects as allergies. He was given a steroid shot and benadryl and also on am antibiotic for abhor 5 days now. He is now refusing to eat, though he seems to want to try

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His stomach is also making audible gurgling noises

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He is definitely not feeling well, laying around, not himself

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
His name is ranger
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1/3/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Hi this is Dr. Sara. Sorry to hear he isn't feeling well. I am wondering if it is a combination of the Benadryl and the antibiotic. The Benadryl may be making him drowsy and just too lethargic to eat and the antibiotic may be upseting his belly. What antibiotic is he on?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
He is on clavamox. He seemed to want to eat, picking up pieces of turkey but then just spitting them back out.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

I am going to say that I am pretty sure that it is the Clavamox. This medication often causes an upset stomach. I would recommend that you stop the Clav for a couple days and give an antacid. Then I would contact your vet and see if you can switch to a different antibiotic. Cephalixin family drugs are the most common used for skin. It would also be really helpful to be using an antibacterial shampoo. Do you have any Pepcid AC at home? What does Ranger weigh?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Sara, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

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