These last few weeks my dog , Ellie , has been up and down . She had a major ear infection which wasn’t fun at all 😦 She got given drops and Previcox .
At first , all was great , her ears were clearing up nicely and she was beginning to get a lot better.
We went back to the vets after 10 days and things were looking up .
Then after 20 days she went down hill and FAST !!
She had hurt her paw which was causing her some discomfort . The vet thought it was a problem with her nerves . He put her on more Previcox for another 20 days .
Ellie was on them for about 25 days in all (including ear infection) and we had to stop giving them to her .
She was very lame . Not wanting to go out to pee or poo .
She was eating but we had to feed her and water her in her bed or where ever she was lying .
She couldn’t walk straight . Ellie looked liked she had been drinking alcohol heavily and bumped into every wall , fell over hitting her legs and face on the floor . She would walk into doors / door frames and she would hurt herself .
We decided to pull her off the meds as it kept getting worse . To the point it took 2 of us to help her walk !!
It was like her whole body was giving up on her !!
Yet her nose was wet and her eyes were bright . She just couldn’t function .
After being off her meds for a little over 72 hours , she has now FINALLY started to walk alright again . She is eating from her bowl , wanting to go for walks and being herself …. Minus the slight depression . She isn’t as bright today .
I am furious that we weren’t told about the side effects of this medication .
One gentleman wrote a review about them saying his dog went through everything my Ellie has been . But a lot of people ripped into him for it as they helped their dog etc etc .
The thing is , not every dog is the same . Just like every human-being .
There are side effects to any medication and we should know about it !!
We are told with a child , that if symptoms occur , to go and seek medical advice . Why aren’t we told this with animals ? We did not know that it was the medication at first . If we had kept my Ellie on these meds , she would have died … WITHOUT A DOUBT SHE WOULD HAVE DIED !!
Ellie is 10 in June . She is an older dog , so we do have to be more careful with her . But age shouldn’t matter.
When you get meds as dangerous as these , they should come with a warning . Not just a brown paper envelope with her name on !!
Please , any dog owner who gets given these meds for their baby. Please please please be careful ! Keep a close eye on them and if they seem off in any way , STOP using them and take them back for different medication .
It’s not fair what my baby has gone through . It’s been a horrible road .
I for sure , will NOT be giving her these meds EVER again .
Sorry this isn’t my usual blog , but I felt it was important to share this horrible experience with everyone .