Guest valtoy Posted August 12, 2008 Share Posted August 12, 2008 First a good day (Sunday) and then yesterday Ham was lethargic, didn't want to get up, seemed to have an upset stomach or gas and at midnight he vomited (only once) but wouldn't drink water or eat. This morning the vet changed his antibiotic and pain meds, but Ham was in a really mean mood and wouldn't let me give him any pills. He was so good for the past 5 days and now turned his head at the peanut butter coated pills, cheese and hamburger. I had to muzzel him with an old metal muzzel I had from the track (that let's him open his mouth) as he was snapping and snarling at me. He was really mad and without the muzzel I would probably be missing a few fingers. I tried pushing peanut butter pills thru the muzzel and he wouldn't have any of it. There was peanut butter all over the carpet and his bed and pills all over the place as he hit my hand. I managed to get him to lick 1/2 of his antibiotic off the muzzel and tried one more pain pill on the end of a large Milk Bone dog biscuit and he licked it off, but when I came back to try to clean up (he wouldn't let me near the pain pill left on his bed) he then licked it up and got two doses instead of one, but after calling the vet, he said at his size (90 pounds) he could handle the small overdose. It didn't knock him out as he was awake most of the day, just resting after that stressful experience. He actually got up later and came in to eat a bit of food and get water from his bowls, so I guess a double dose of the pain pills didn't even bother him. He is taking a "people pill" called Amantedine. I filled it at Walgreen's. He didn't do well on the Tremadel??? it made him anxious and nervous. He walked outside by himself for the first time later today, so still no effects from the pill overdose. I had a ramp built for him last week and he walked down and out into the yard to go to the bathroom in his favorite place without being on the leash. He hopped very well on his 3 legs and returned all by himself. What a guy! Still only eating half as much as he usually does. He gets 2 cups of Iams Active Maturity twice a day with some Milk bones and a greenie every morning. He is not cleaning his bowl and comes back later to finish up, so down to about 1 cup and a 1/2 per day. Hope this improves. We have to do pills again in the morning, so I'm not looking forward to this. Valerie Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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