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by Roxers
Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2013

Vancomycin is reserved for human use only - to treat MRSA. It is not allowed to be used in veterinary medicine because of worries of resistance developing (since it is the only one left that most MRSA is susceptible to).
by Roxers
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation

We had a lecture today by a surgeon from the University of Tennessee about physical therapy/rehab for animals following orthopedic surgeries/injuries. Physical therapy is well-accepted in human medicine as almost a necessity, but in the veterinary world it is only recently starting to gain popularit...
by Roxers
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What the vet said about Kirkland dog food...
Replies: 34
Views: 3401

Well I agree, pups definitely needs dewormer, but the fecal exam isn't necessary is it? Actually it is.. because there are parasites (coccidia, whipworms) that aren't killed by the standard puppy dewormer (pyrantel). The fecal exam checks to see what specific type of parasite the puppy might have.
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Odd female odor
Replies: 24
Views: 1941

You also don't have to do it yourself if you don't want to. Most vets will express anal glands for a pretty minimal fee, without charging the whole office visit. The vet I worked for charged $10. And if your dog isn't having a problem.. you don't have to do it at all. It just depends on the individu...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Brown urine
Replies: 22
Views: 4394

High specific gravity can give you a trace protein, because the urine is so concentrated that what little protein is in there normally shows up on the dipstick. It is probably not much to worry about if it was just a dipstick test and the USG was high. Acidic pH can definitely be the result of incre...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2013

I meant to put a disclaimer saying that I didn't know the full extent of your case and what had been tried already. I'm really sorry to hear all of this. :sad: Convenia is a third-generation cephalosporin so it has a similar mode of action to Cefpodoxime (Simplicef) which I'm sure you've tried alrea...
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Odd female odor
Replies: 24
Views: 1941

sydking could you post a picture? You aren't talking about her vulva are you?
by Roxers
Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: chloramphenicol
Replies: 37
Views: 2013

Has your vet talked to you about surgery? There is a surgery called Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) that they do on a regular basis here at the university. Basically it just opens up the external ear canal so that air can get down in there better. I don't know all the details, and I think it does af...
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Too Old to Neuter
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

He will not "miss" them. Yeah, he may notice that they're gone, but that is probably it... just noticing and then oh well! And it will not hurt any more now than it would have when he was a puppy.
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: my dog ate my sandal HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 505

Watch closely to see if she stops wanting to eat, starts vomiting, or stops having bowel movements. That can indicate that she has a blockage.
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Max grew another lump, the vet mentioned the C word
Replies: 199
Views: 12168

I'm so sorry. Have you thought about talking with an oncologist? I don't know how much money you are willing to spend, but I am pretty sure that there should be some options with radiation and chemotherapy (which are not as hard on dogs as they are on people). You may not be able to get rid of it al...
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Odd female odor
Replies: 24
Views: 1941

:)) Well at least you got it figured out. Did you have them expressed?
by Roxers
Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:33 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Health probelms obvvisouly :)
Replies: 3
Views: 406

She is a vet! :))
by Roxers
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Rimadyl
Replies: 18
Views: 1346

When he was laying around he was probably in pain. It can be hard to assess pain in animals. Things like lethargy, whining, trouble getting comfortable, etc can be clues, along with increased heart and respiratory rate. OP I would not stop the drugs if your dog is in pain. When you say he was "...
by Roxers
Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Not good news...
Replies: 78
Views: 14301

It should definitely be removed. Chemo may follow depending on staging (if there are signs that it has metastasized). Mast cell tumors tend to respond really well to radiation, actually. Chemo or radiation may not be necessary if they can get good margins and it looks like it all was removed, and de...

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