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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by a3e6u9, May 4, 2021.


  1. a3e6u9

    a3e6u9 PetForums Newbie

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    Hello, my dog was not feeling well, so I went to the vet, the dog had a fever and did not eat well, was lethargic. The doctor is saying that the dog probably has babesiosis, even though the doctor did not see any sign of it in the 3 smears that she looked at on the microscope. I'm attaching the bloodwork, please tell me what else it can be. I've treated the dog for poisoning with vitamin K1, but it is obviously not poisoned because the readings are worse now, at the second test.

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  2. Teddy-dog

    Teddy-dog PetForums VIP

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    What has your vet advised to treat with? Have they not suggested a treatment plan?

    unfortunately most of us on here aren’t vets and I don’t think we can make a diagnosis online. Have you been back to your vets and asked what more they can do?
     
  3. a3e6u9

    a3e6u9 PetForums Newbie

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    The doctor has advised treatment with imidocarb diproprionate, which I did not like, so I just bought some clindamycin and I'm treating the dog myself, 2 pills per day (600 mg pill) for 3 days, then one pill per day for about 3 weeks (if the dog survives), the dose is split in 2 (morning/evening). The dog is feeling very well at the moment, for whatever reason, it's probably because I stopped going to the vet.

    P.S. The dog is 5 months old, 25 kg.
     
  4. niamh123

    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    I would be using the the treatment from your vet,what was the reason you didn't like it.You should of asked the Vet if the had a substitute medication instead of treating your dog yourself
     
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    Where are you and type of dog?
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    I am in Wales and have a CCR
     
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    Blacky90 PetForums Member

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    Not you.
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    The person asking about their dog. Maybe I've got it wrong
     
  10. a3e6u9

    a3e6u9 PetForums Newbie

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    Imidocarb is a toxic drug and should be used with care. It may cause colic, hypersalivation, diarrhea and/or death.
     
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    niamh123 PetForums VIP

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    If thats the case why didn't you ask your vet for a substitution medication instead of treating your dog yourself
     
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  12. BlueJay

    BlueJay Pack of Losers

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    Did you know that all drugs can have side effects, especially if used inappropriately, and vets go through years of training in order to be the best placed people to advise on the care of your pet?

    Are you in the UK?
    What breed is the dog?
    Where did you get the clindamycin from?
     
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  13. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    Clindamycin has exactly the same side effects.

    Has your dog been diagnosed with a protozoa such as babesiosis?

    You are worried the drug might kill your dog, yet you also state
    clearly knowing full well that whatever your dog has might result in death.
     
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    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    FYI, this person is in the USA.

    Test results have an address of Union City, CA at the bottom.

    My guess would be some sort of tick borne infection/disease.
     
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  15. a3e6u9

    a3e6u9 PetForums Newbie

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    The dog is feeling well, I've reduced the dose to one pill per day, split in 2 doses. I will do the blood tests again at some point, to check that everything is fine, but the treatment seems to be working.

    I've read about the side effects of imidocarb and clindamycin, that is why I prefer to give the dog clindamycin, I followed the advice of a vet with regards to the clindamycin.

    No.

    No breed.

    From the (human) pharmacy, obviously.

    You must be joking. If you really believe what you are writing, just take a healthy dose of imidocarb and tell us how you feel.
     
  16. a3e6u9

    a3e6u9 PetForums Newbie

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    It is babesiosis, the doctor has seen it (babesia) under microscope after putting the blood in the centrifuge. The treatment (clindamycin) is working, the latest blood tests look fine:

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  17. O2.0

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    No need for the snark.
    Not sure how you got an antibiotic without a prescription? Are you a doctor able to prescribe?
     
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