|Barked: Mon Apr 25, '11 12:37pm PST |
|Yes, foxxy had that exactly. it wasn't the first time that we gave it to her when she started having episodes with the heartgard. it was three or four doses in. then it was diahrrea for a couple days and loss of appetite for a couple of days following administration. that went on for two months, but I figured that she was picking up something that didn't agree with her. We were feeding raw at the time
the third month, she had diahreea and vomiting and then her face swelled up. You are lucky, I saw what was wrong and gave her some benadryl, looked up the symptoms online, called merial directly and described the symptoms, only to be told that it could not possibly be a reaction to ivermectin, it suposedly safe. They tried to tell me that they had pill forms and that the dog was probably allergic to the meat or wheat in the chew.
So, frustrated, I ran over to the vet, and then had to argue with the vet tech who tried to parrot the same thing merial told me. Finally I demanded an actual vet, told the vet the problem, and he agreed with me and changed her meds. I told him to go call merial and bitch them out for not accepting my report. So. one cortizone shot later, foxxy was feeling much better. She was given pred for her nausea, because she literally could keep nothing down.
then I found out that she's allergic to pred. it made her throat and nasal passages swell. It was quite a nightmare. interceptor is good, though. she's never had a problem
Edited by author Mon Apr 25, '11 12:41pm PST
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