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We are suspecting a infection in her joint although the culture did not come up that way. One day on antibiotics and she is not limping nearly as bad! She has been on 3 legs for months now and this morning after starting antibiotics yesterday she was SO MUCH BETTER. I will keep my fingers crossed.

 

There is part of me that thinks it can't be this easy, but man I hope so!

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That is what shelby was taking when she was getting skin infections due to diet allergies. We noticed a difference in 24 hours. It costs us $64 for a 3 week supply but it is well worth it.

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That is what shelby was taking when she was getting skin infections due to diet allergies. We noticed a difference in 24 hours. It costs us $64 for a 3 week supply but it is well worth it.

Mine was much cheaper than that! 3 weeks supply of that and 90 Tramadol was $56. I had a $20 off they gave me for Christmas so I only paid $36. Cheapest vet visit yet.

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Cali is taking antibiotics presently and she showed improvement within 12 hours which seemed almost like a miracle :)

 

That is exactly what happened here. I would like to think it is the miracle I am hoping for!

 

 

A couple years ago, Nala had a lump in her mouth. We were prepped by the doctors for the worst. Basically told our dog is going to die. Did a biopsy. Clean. Vet did not believe it. Did a 2nd biopsy. Same, clean. Round of prednisone and low and behold it went away! Our poor dying dog is cured. Oh how I hope.....

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The critical care nurse in me is sticking out here. Please remember to continue giving your hound its antibiotics for the FULL course prescribed. Even though your hound appears to be feeling better it is IMPERATIVE that they receive the entire dose for the entire prescribed length of time. Problems occur when people quit taking abx too soon. Same goes for the hound.

 

Hope everybody is feeling better soon.....

 

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The critical care nurse in me is sticking out here. Please remember to continue giving your hound its antibiotics for the FULL course prescribed. Even though your hound appears to be feeling better it is IMPERATIVE that they receive the entire dose for the entire prescribed length of time. Problems occur when people quit taking abx too soon. Same goes for the hound.

 

Hope everybody is feeling better soon.....

 

L.

 

Oh, no worries! She is getting the whole 3 weeks worth! I am hoping and praying that it is an infection (on top of the arthritis and Babesia) causing a lot of the issue rather than auto immune problems which is the next thought if the antibiotics don't work. When they did the joint tap, 90% of the fluid was puss.

 

I just pray we are not going the auto immune mediated route. Please let this work.

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That sure does sound like an infection. Fingers crossed that's *all* it is, and that the antibiotics do the trick.

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Oh, I hope the cephalexin takes care of it for Shanti!! I'm so glad she is improving!! Hopefully, it is infection in the joint, I know with Munchie's joint tap, the fluid was fairly clear, I remember you saying Shanti's was not, so I am hoping that means infection for her vs immune mediated.

Munchie, however, had pyuria, which means her bladder was full of pus, the vet put her on clavamox and said we should see significant improvement w/in 24 hours.

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That sure does sound like an infection. Fingers crossed that's *all* it is, and that the antibiotics do the trick.

 

All the cultures came back negative for bacteria. But sense the fluid was so cloudy, we suspect that there is something that is not growing for us outside the environment. The vet I am with now, different one from a year and a half ago but same office, if very thorough. She has been all over this! She consulted with a specialist and is sending her xrays and labs to him. He thinks old injury and infection. Maybe fungal. If the round of antibiotics don't work, then we move on for more auto immune type procedures.

 

She is doing really really quite well this morning too! And the weather is not in her favor. ;) She is much perkier too! Still keeping those fingers crossed! There is a part of me that thinks it can't be this easy, but I can hope!!!

 

Tomorrow we go back in for our last imizol. Hopefully that will help too!

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