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Old 12-03-2012, 02:58 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hi everyone.. sorry I didn't get back to you. We rushed over to the vet again and spent the evening relaxing and pampering the pups, making sure Boss was comfortable.
So this is what was said when we took Boss to the vet after his 'incident' on satuday morning: Some pups (especially younger ones)- he is 3 months- are extra sensitive to the medication we were given- it is called Ketofen (20mg) and what Boss experienced was just sensitivity/allergic reaction/side effects of the drug (apparently)- I don't know what medicine should have a side effect of passing out/weak/white gums..Anyhow, Vet told us that we should take ANOTHER form of medication to stop the sensitivity of the initial medication. Now, this first pill (ketofen) is only used to speed up the inflammation of the lump on his head.. nothing else. My argument was ''if the lump is not causing him any pain, he is acting normal and it will go away by itself, then why am i going to give him a drug which he is sensitive/allergic to/causing him to be weak with white gums and on top of that ANOTHER drug to stop the reactions of the initial drug''. I basically decided I would rather have him be medication-free and fight the lump on his own then drug him up. Vet was fine with my decision- although I am sure he thinks it was because I didn't want to spend the money- which is NOT true at all! Trust me, if i was concerned about money, I would not go and get 2 boxers (knowing the health problems they are prone to). I just want to do what is best for my boys. I personally don't like taking any medication myself- so why would i give medication to them, when really it is clearly doing more harm than good. Let me know what you all think. PS. You will be happy to know that as of today the lump swelling has gone down and I have a very happy-playful-loveable baby boy (just a little more egg-ish than usual).
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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The one puppy I've had to do this wasn't given any medication. The fluid was drawn off twice and she never ever had any trouble again. Now my vet is about 80 years old and a small town country vet but boxers are his breed and I trust him.


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Old 12-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh it's good to hear the bump is going away! And yes, I would do the same. If the medication isn't 100% necessary and it's doing more harm than good, why bother giving it to them?
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