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Old 03-22-2019, 08:19 PM   #51
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Default Re: Blood coming from rear end, please help :(

Ah yes our last Syrian was like that - wouldn't touch anything with meds in - he sussed it!

I was thinking about this skin issue - they can be allergic to the Baytril. Is she still on it? I know the precautions say that if there's any kind of allergic reaction to it to stop it - assume that's why the vet has given you a different antibiotic.

So is she off the Baytril now? It just seems a big coincidence that she is having skin problems when she's on meds post-op - there shouldn't be anything to do with having an op that causes that.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:20 PM   #52
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Ah yes our last Syrian was like that - wouldn't touch anything with meds in - he sussed it!

I was thinking about this skin issue - they can be allergic to the Baytril. Is she still on it? I know the precautions say that if there's any kind of allergic reaction to it to stop it - assume that's why the vet has given you a different antibiotic.

So is she off the Baytril now? It just seems a big coincidence that she is having skin problems when she's on meds post-op - there shouldn't be anything to do with having an op that causes that.
No she's still on the Baytril, and was for a week prior to surgery too.. so i'm doubtful it's that.

I know what you mean though.. So she was on Loxicom and Baytril for about a week, with no issues, then we spayed and carried on with them both, but after a few days she seemed in pain (not with surgery but her skin started to go all scabby then) so we added tramadol, then last Tuesday I took her back and said it's getting worse, so we added Sulfatrim then and took the sample for the culture.. but it just seems to be getting worse - I'ma call the vets again tomorrow to see if they've got the results back yet (they hadn't on Friday) but I really don't know what else to do tbh

And i've no idea when is safe to give her wheel back, she really really misses it
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:46 PM   #53
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You can ask the vet about the wheel as well. Does the op wound seem to have healed well? Does she have stitches that need to come out. If the wound is healed and hasn't got infected then hopefully she can come off the antibiotics and then you'll see if the skin improves afterwards. It could be a reaction to the drugs. Might have been triggered by the anaesthetic possibly.

Skin reactions are the first sign of an allergy usually. To something.
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You can ask the vet about the wheel as well. Does the op wound seem to have healed well? Does she have stitches that need to come out. If the wound is healed and hasn't got infected then hopefully she can come off the antibiotics and then you'll see if the skin improves afterwards. It could be a reaction to the drugs. Might have been triggered by the anaesthetic possibly.

Skin reactions are the first sign of an allergy usually. To something.
I did, she said at least 10 days, but didn't seem very sure. One person I spoke to said 6 weeks - so I'm super confused tbh haha

Wound looks great tbh, always has done. I think they're dissolvable ones

Yes maybe! It's so hard to tell, I mean the vet says to keep her on them because it's a skin infection, but that's a good point what if it's being caused by the antibiotics.. - but then she was on 2/4 meds for a week before with no issues and the other two were added after the skin issue started... I'ma discuss all this with the vet tomorrow. I'm so hoping we can get to the bottom of all this! Been medicating her for 3 weeks twice a day now, me and the hammie need a break from it all I think
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She may need her vitamins supplemented. On antibiotics most of the gut bacteria is killed off so they don't digest the food properly and don't extract the correct vitamins. The B vits in particular are needed for healthy skin. Maybe try a small animal multivitamin changed daily in the water? is she on a probiotic to boost he gut bacteria up again?
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Good luck at the vets - yes it does sound like she needs a break from medication - although you said she seemed in pain so just the Metacam continuing maybe? Hope the vet says something like that. It's the same with humans sometimes - just stopping all meds sees what happens next and then gives a guide, but I'm not sure I would stop Metacam.

Plus Souffle's tip about vitamins and probiotics. Vitamin E is the skin vitamin. That tends to be in oily foods - or Linseeds or Evening Primrose Oil.

So if her wound has healed well it sounds like she should be off the meds - except maybe the Metacam because of discomfort. And see if it improves.
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