May 30, 2012 10:10
Ask a Vet from: Jamie W.
Question: Hey Dr. Domoslai! Ive seen you a few times with my boys (Loki and Buddy) Buddy was there recently for a really really inflamed groin area and eyes with a lot of mucus(not sure if thats what it is). You prescribed him Prednisone 50mg, since I started giving him the 1.5 tablets every 12 hours(for 8 days its instructed) - his belly has SLIGHTLY become less irritated and the sores are starting to go away (he has a cone) but I'm really concerned he is peeing and going poop so much! And drinking water like crazy (he normally has a sip and that's it). When he pee's it isnt just a quick pee either - I counted over 1 minute long pee's each time. Is that normal? Also his eyes they still have quite a bit of mucus - they clear up later in the day but an hour or so after I give him his pills they get mucus in them. any ideas?
Answer: Prednisone causes increased drinking and appetite so increased output expected. Dr. Wayman DVM
May 28, 2012 13:33
Question: We pick ticks daily, Jackie the Golden had a full tick that she probably scratched at, so I pulled it off. The problem is there is a wound the size of a nickel or slightly larger, skin is ripped off. She can’t lick it so put some antibiotic on it. Are there any potential problems with this?
Answer: Not usually. After couple days with polysporin or hibitane ointment can change to one with a steroid in it to reduce inflammation for a couple more days. Dr. Lisa Waymann DVM
May 28, 2012 07:38
Question: TICKS!!!! We just adopted an older Aussie, and pulled 20 some ticks off him the first day we had him. Lately I have found two ticks in the house, not on him. What to do to make my dogs stink to the ticks, so they stop hitching a ride inside? I put some of that medicine on his shoulders, and then a tick collar for good measure, but they are everywhere this year. We've never seen so many ticks.
Advantix repels and kills attached ticks. Ticks have been especially bad this year and we're not quite sure which tick medicine you used on your dog but vet clinics have a tick medicine that is applied on the back along the spine on skin, that is called Advantix and it is a 95% deterrent against ticks.It is effective for one month at a time. We suggest that you wait before using this product if you have already used another product until the previous one wears off and the collar is not required with the Advantix. Keep checking anyway and pulling off and crush or burn the tick.
You could also use one of the combo mosquito and tick repellent sprays before going out with dog. Dr. Lisa Wayman DVM
Liz, sometimes the male ticks will hitch a ride inside or a female will jump off without feeding on your dog. Nothing can be done outside of what Dr. Wayman has recommended but daily checks to remove any ticks found on your body. Dr. Domoslai DVM