Convenia

Convenia Used For Cat Abscesses

Lynn writes: Hi. Two of my cats have also had Convenia injections. Both were for wounds that abscessed (they’re very pampered barn cats … up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, neutered, etc. but, they roam and get into things). The Convenia worked fabulously well for both cats. My only complaint is the cost! I’ve […]

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Dental Care Can Be Complicated

When we first met Richie he had one tooth that we knew was bad and several that were covered in calculus. “Covered in calculus” turned out to be a key phrase because there was gum disease and tooth damage we couldn’t see under the calculus that covered the adjacent tooth. In the second picture you see […]

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Doctors’ Extra-Label Use Of Medication

Today’s post is a followup to a previous post you may also wish to read, on Workups Of Dog Urinary Tract Infections. Reader Meghan writes: My 15lb female non-spayed Westie/Pomeranian mix had a UTI in April. She was treated with an injection and then given 2 weeks of oral Rx. The UTI went away about 10 […]

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Workups Of Dog Urinary Tract Infections

Reader Meghan writes: My 15lb female non-spayed Westie/Pomeranian mix had a UTI in April. She was treated with an injection and then given 2 weeks of oral Rx. The UTI went away about 10 days after the medicine was finished. However, she now has a UTI again. This time, the veterinarian gave her Convenia. I’m noticing […]

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Dissolving Urinary Tract Stones With Diet In Dogs And Cats

Urinary bladder stones in dogs and cats can present substantial challenges to a veterinarian. The most common problem occurs when we see a patient with recurrent urinary tract infections that seem to clear up, then relapse. Further investigation often uncovers bladder stones, also known as calculi (the singular is calculus), we can’t palpate (feel). Then […]

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Juvenile Pyoderma In Puppies

Juvenile pyoderma, known colloquially as puppy pyoderma, is a condition of young dogs characterized by pustules of infection, most notably on the hairless surface of the lower abdomen. Cousin Ian helps out on Remington’s visit. Pyoderma: the Latin prefix “pyo” means “pus,” and “derma” refers to the skin. Cute little Remington, who goes by “Remi” […]

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Neither Age Nor Kidney Failure A Factor In Anesthesia

“Dr. Randolph, is she just too old to have surgery?” Thirty years ago this client’s statement would have applied to any pet over six years of age. Twenty years ago that age limitation might have been set at age ten. For the last ten years age, alone, is not a consideration for which patients we […]

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Carnassial Tooth Abscess

“Stephanie, I need to bring my dog, Sprint, in to see Dr. Randolph for an abscess on his face. We are visiting here from Iowa, thinking of buying a vacation home on the Mississippi Coast, but we’re headed back to Iowa in three days and I don’t want Sprint to have any complications on the […]

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Zepp Lateral Ear Canal Resection-Lucy’s Update

Recently we discussed Lucy, whose chronic ear problems required her to undergo a surgical procedure called Zepp Lateral Ear Resection.  We performed the procedure and it went uneventfully. The only down side is that, after the procedure, when we were easily able to access the horizontal ear canal, we found it to also be swollen closed. […]

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