My aussie had a round cell tumor removed from his side today, 17 stitches. The medication sent home with him is called Previcox, one tablet per day, 4 days dose. It is supposed to be an anti-inflammatory and supposed help to keep him calmer so he is less active. I asked for something safe.
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I've done some looking on the internet about this medication and of course there are horror stories. So I am concerned.
Surgery was this morning, no real appetite. Tries to spit up periodically. Only clear spit comes out. He's just had a bit of boiled hamburger as he is not interested in his dog food.Does anyone know, is this previcox relatively safe? Could I accomplish the same thing with benedryl and tylenol? If so, he is 72 lbs - how would I dose?
Also - no elizabethian collar was sent home. It was suggested that we use a t-shirt but that is not working. Didn't think he would be able to reach the location but he can and he is using his back leg trying to scratch. I believe I can dig a regular e collar out of the basement if I have to - had hoped to pick up a foam one but they are more than I care to spend for 10 days use.Any ideas to stop him from using his back legs?
Just an update as I have been gone for awhile.
Work is swamped. Hoping to see things level out at work in February.
My rescue pei mix (Punkin) who has so many problems continues to try very hard. She has a long way to go but still prefers to stay away from people. I doubt she will ever be a 'normal' dog but she's happy and healthy.
I brought home a 5 lb, 8 week old cairn, schnauzer mix this last weekend. Total confidence. Lots of play - appears to be an excellent pup - Marley Finnigan. So far he has been very good for Punkin. Sometimes she is afraid of him. More often they run and play. Her curiosity seems to overcome her fears and that is in part what I am looking for him to do.
Any help or ideas on my above two questions would be greatly appreciated.