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RE: Frustrating, persistent discharge

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Posted by: Tilda at Sat Sep 3 08:13:25 2005  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Tilda ]  
   

Hi again!

The vet got back to me today after having spoken to his colleague. The collaegue did not support the idea of an operation, for two reasons:

1) he does not think that this small object which shows on the x rays is the reason for the discharge. He thinks it's a fibrosis (sp?). He doesn't think it's something in the ureter (he's the third vet saying that, so I think I believe it).

2) surgery would be somewhat risky because Noodle has shown increasing resistance to antibiotics (the 5 weeks of ciprofloxacin had basically no effect).

Because the three urinalysis we did in April, June and July showed nothing out of the ordinary or worrying, and the x ray doesn't show stones or anything worrying either, they came to the conclusion that the discharge is caused by a local irritation in the vagina, probably partly due to her not drinking enough. He said it might be bacterial or fungal or both.

Since there is no (or little) response to antibiotics anymore, and we don't want to use the real strong ones, he said he wants to try treating it like this:

1) apply a povidone-iodine powder twice daily
2) tablet pheniramine maleate 12.5mg a day for three days
3) prednisolone 5mg a day for 3 days to increase thirst and urination

He wants to see her again on Tuesday to take another swab and maybe give her an ivermectine injection. He said he has found that sometimes when antibiotics don't help anymore ivermectine does.

For longterm, he advised to not feed her on dry food exclusively. He said to substitute the dry food with boiled chicken once a day would be helpful, as she doesn't seem to drink enough. He did make sense, as Noodle really doesn't drink and pee much. And the canned food available here in India is only the fish variety, so no good for feeding daily. But I'm not sure if feeding her chicken daily will lead to other problems longterm?

Maybe I should go back to giving her milk? She has no allergy to milk and at least she would then drink more.

I'm glad that surgery is not required. But I'm wondering if we will get to the bottom of this with the above mentioned medication.

Thanks again for any thoughts!


   

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