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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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Trixie is a 12 year old rescue 4 lb. Tea-Cup Poodle that I

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Customer: Hello! Trixie is a 12 year old rescue 4 lb. Tea-Cup Poodle that I received when she was 3i. Nne days ago she underwent tooth extractions of all remaining teeth, 6 total due to infections. Take home meds included c
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Customer: Gabapentin and c
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Customer: and Clindamycin. She is frantic with pawing her mouth on both sides incessantly. Appetite is good. Took her back to the doctor yesterday. He probed the area and found nothing. Trixie gets so exhausted pawing I see personality changes. Sure I will wait...and pay
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Trixie. I would stop administering both the clindamycin and gabapentin in case Trixie is experiencing an adverse drug reaction which often manifests as facial pruritis (itchiness) in dogs. You'll know within 36 hours if such a reaction is occurring. For now, a low dose of the antipruritic tranquilizer acepromazine should be considered in an attempt to give Trixie relief and needed rest. If her behavior persists in spite of stopping the drugs and administering the tranquilizer, the orally administered narcotic buprenorphine should be considered as both a potent analgesic ("number" of her face) and sedative.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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