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So not happy right now!

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by Kit, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Marshall has been having what appears to be back issues lately. Hubby will scratch his back, then he'll cock his hips off to one side, flop on the ground and roll & wiggle on his back. I've been giving him CBD oil and it seemed to be helping. But the 'episodes' have been lasting longer and longer. I told hubby that he needed to take him to the vet as I was out of meds that I could give him. My thought was muscle cramps, hubby thought mange (he had yeast infection on his back when we adopted him).
    Well, that was a HUGE mistake. He took him today.
    Vet said he has flea allergies. First off he has zero fleas. None of the dogs have fleas. I saw ONE flea on Rosie about 9 years ago. I gave him a bath a couple weeks ago and there was zero signs of fleas on him. But, hubby bought flea meds for all the dogs, nearly $200 worth!
    They also gave him pain meds, antibiotics and he got ear drops for ear infections...which I sort of knew he had, but it's a wrestling match to treat him.

    I have learned my lesson. Hubby will NOT be taking any dog to the vet again.
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  2. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator

    Trin does it all the time, no infections or allergies that we know of, she mainly does it for attention lol.
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  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Teddy does that all the time too! (I thought he was doing it when he felt really good! Lol)
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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Was the prescribed medication for his ears? I'm confused.
  5. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Dogs can't scratch their backs as readily as other parts of their bodies. So, the scratching there feels good and they wiggle around trying to get just the right spot scratched; then flopping on his back to continue looking for just the right spot again.

    Whats the CBD oil for? If there is not a specific reason, I don't recommend giving "supplements".
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  6. steve07

    steve07 Good Dog Premium Member

    Blue does that all the time too!!!! Especially when I start scratching the back of his legs. After he just flops over. Downs his thing gets up shakes and is fine.
  7. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    He has had minor, ongoing ear infections since we got him. He's got to the point that he seems me pick up ear meds and he hides. It's a HUGE struggle to get them in his ears.
  8. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I use it for a variety of reasons. It helps with pain, anxiety, and other stuff. None of the dogs get it all the time, just as needed.
    The first couple times he flopped and wiggled, I thought it was an itch. But the episodes got longer and more often, he'd even cry a little bit, and would wear himself out. 20-30 minutes of flopping/rolling mixed with whining/crying was just too much. And he acts pretty out of it, knocking things over, it's really had to get his attention.

    I'm mostly angry that they gave him flea meds for a dog with ZERO signs of fleas.... then told him to use it on all the dogs.
    Frankie was there a few weeks ago for a UTI, and was checked for fleas. The vet that saw Frankie knows me from agility and said she was sure she didn't have them, but checked as a routine thing. Not ONE spec of flea evidence.
    They wouldn't give Frankie antibiotics based on her urine sample alone, because it's been over a year since they'd seen her (14 months)
    Yet they had no problem giving out flea meds on dogs they hadn't seen in over a year.
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  9. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Oh, I wonder if it is his ear that is making him act that way?
  10. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    My boxer had ongoing ear nfections. I went through five Vets who couldn't seem to get him past the infections. Then I got his Vet right out if Vet. school and she sat on him with two techs and pinned him down and kept that med. In his ear for five min. Then he never had another infection.
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  11. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    I would get that checked out by a specialist if a regular vet can't seem to help him. Chronic ear infections, minor or not, can lead to other problems, and the dog is miserable.
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