Convenia

Convenia Treats Oral Pain

Sassy has provided us with yet another good reason to use Convenia, the long-acting antibiotic injection from Pfizer Animal Health. Poor Sassy got into a fight with another dog and it has left her with an extremely painful mouth, wounds, and a fever, implying that there is infection in the wounds. Of course, with oral […]

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“It’s The Same Thing As Last Time”

“But, Dr. Randolph, it’s the same thing as last time, why can’t I just get the medicine?” The problem with this reasoning is that “it” is too-often not the same as last time. An example occurred just today. Fritzi’s owner stopped in to see if he could get “the same medicine” because “it is the […]

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Allergic Dogs And Cats Relapse

Allergy patients. You gotta love ‘em. Why? Because if you didn’t love them they would drive you completely up the wall. Take Mojo for example. I saw him just a week ago for a routine examination, heartworm test, fecal flotation and vaccination visit and he was the picture of health. This, despite having chronically being […]

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Head Over Heels In Love With Pets

I grew up in a world in which I was an outsider. Today, we take it for granted that our pets are family. Our practice motto, The Family Practice For Family Pets, is foundational to the way we practice. People who bring us their pets see them as their children. A scant fifty years ago, […]

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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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A Cat With A Urinary Tract Problem

A cat with a urinary tract problem. After thirty years of practice it certainly isn’t an unfamiliar scenario for any day of the week. However, Theodore turned out to be a very unusual presentation. His pet parents, we’ll call them Joe and Susie, had gone on vacation. Nevermind where they went, we’ll just say it’s […]

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Cat Urinary Tract Problems

Anny writes to us from the Bay Area of California with a question about her kitty, who got an injection of Convenia, the long-acting antibiotic. In her post she describes some circumstances that every cat owner needs to know how to deal with. Hi, Dr. Randolph, My cat, Money, is about 4½ years old. A few weeks […]

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Convenia Passes Another Test

Convenia passes another test. Bayou recently came to us with an embarrassing problem: BO. Body Odor. He, well, stank. Bayou had a bacterial infection of the skin called pyoderma. It is a common problem, usually secondary with a primary underlying cause of allergy or some other immune system dysfunction. Demodicosis is also a common primary cause […]

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