Doug Goodman

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Tale of the Tentacle, Part 2

Posted by douggoodman on December 23, 2009 at 8:00 AM

So my wife and daughter took Rider back to the vet for her 2-week checkup.  Again the vet wanted to do a lot of tests for infections, fungus, etc.  The problem I had with doing tests is that the tale is showing improvement, so whatever it is, it's going away.  To be on the safe side, though, I agreed to the skin infection test.  There are a few parts of her tail that still look nasty. 

 

Potential for Growth...

 

A few hours later, the veterinarian called back and said that some yeast was found on the puppy's skin.  We have a light - moderate antibiotic called Cefpodoxime Proxetil.  It is used for several different kinds of infections.  The vet gave us 100mg tabs which were quartered.  We are to give Rider a quarter tab once a day.  The side effects are diarrhea/vomitting, which is usually pretty instantaneous once the drug is taken.  So far, no puking...

 

The other thing we have is a medicated shampoo for the infection.  Coincidentally, it will also kill any fungus the puppy has.  Rider is to be bathed twice a week with the shampoo. 

 

With all this treatment, Rider is turning into a very healthy pup. 

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