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Hi Sherrie, I'm Dr. Deb. I will do my best to assist you today.I'm sorry for this concern for Maxx.I do have a few questions to ask first if you don't mind:1. Are you wondering if you can discontinue the antibiotics since he's not biting at the area?2. Do you think there's improvement with the cream alone?3. Are you worried about side effects from the Ciprofloxacin? or that it's making it worse (since you say it's now red)?4. Can you tell me how much he weighs?
There may be a slight delay after I receive your answers since I have to type up a response to you. Thanks for your patience. Deb
thank you. #1 I'm alway concerned about antibiotics because they are over prescribed. #2 It has only been 1 day so I can't say he is OK yet but he is not biting that area. 3. Yes, I do worry about over doing drugs.
Today he weighs 101 lbs.
I'm wondering if I can just use the Silver Sulfadiazine Cream and forget the antibiotic OR is that a mistake?
Maxx has another appointment 10/2/2013.
I just wanted to thank you for the rating and bonus; it's greatly appreciated. I also wanted to wish you the best with your boy. I hope you'll keep me posted about him.
Even though you've rated, we can still continue to communicate at no additional charge to you. I can also send you a follow up email in a few days to which you can respond when you have the time to do so.
Kindly ignore the request for additional information. Regards, Deb
We took pics of his leg because it is too difficult to tell if things are working. We will take another one this weekend. I personally believe the iodine and the medicine are doing the job without antibiotics. He had a raw area and black in the middle which the vet said was dead tissue from his operation 8 1/2 years ago. Very confusing for me.
He is not biting it and the iodine and meds don't hurt him. If his leg looks worse then I will take him to another local vet. I do believe the iodine cleansing was a perfect idea. thank you again.