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My Dog, Buddy saw s VET on March 3, 2016 ear infection which

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My Dog, Buddy saw his VET on March 3, 2016 for an ear infection which he get after having yeast built up in is ears. The Vet prescribed DI TRIM 800/160 and takes 3/4 tablet twice a day. After being on this medication for four days I've noticed after 30 minutes from taking tihis medication he seems to get stiff-legged or his hip seems to bother him when I take him for his evening walk. Could this be a reaction to the medication?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: I haven't noticed but couple of days ago he was running on gravel and I noticed his seemed tender on his rear paw. My husband check out his paw and did not see a wound but Buddy didn't want my husband to touch his paw.
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Buddy
JA: Huh?
Customer: This chat box asked what my dog's name.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?
Customer: not at this time
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

Is Buddy taking anything other than the DI Trim? Any ear meds, perhaps?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. Question is could this be effecting his kidneys because he is starting to walk like his ball sack is the size of a football and appears his hips are sore or stiff. He not his usuall self as far as energy is concerned. This is Di Trim 800/160
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the additional info. I wanted to be sure that nothing else could be contributing to his symptoms.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

The Di Trim that Buddy is taking has quite a few common concerns when it comes to symptoms that follow medication. In regards ***** ***** kidneys, yes. We can see that the ingredients in the medication can cause acidification and cause crystals to form in the urine which may cause quite a bit of discomfort.

Another medical concern that we see, although very rarely, is that some dogs develop polyarthritis which may explain the stiffness you're seeing and the tenderness in his paws.

Due to his symptoms, I would highly recommend contacting your vet tomorrow. In most cases of problems being caused by a medication of choice, the vet will want to perform a recheck exam to see if the symptoms need to be treated before progressing on to another medication.

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