|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.
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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.