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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 11:04am On Jul 23, 2020
harmargedon:
Should I be worried about it?
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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 11:05am On Jul 23, 2020
harmargedon:
Should I be worried about it?
It would be unprofessional if I just answer your question without you first giving me a history or information of the problem.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by 4lashy(m): 11:09pm On Jul 23, 2020
Please, I'll like to know what Oxytetracycline is used for in animals.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by Rex123(m): 11:20pm On Jul 23, 2020
seunH:

It would be unprofessional if I just answer your question without you first giving me a history or information of the problem.

That's mango worm. I have a pup currently infected.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 11:29pm On Jul 23, 2020
4lashy:
Please, I'll like to know what Oxytetracycline is used for in animals.
It is a broad spectrum antibiotics, its used to fight opportunistic bacterial infection. it could also be used to manage wound to prevent wound infection
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by aje55393: 8:38am On Jul 31, 2020
okay

Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 11:34am On Aug 05, 2020
Management of mange simplified

Introduction
Mange is a common contagious infection in pets especially dogs, cats, rabbits etc and can even affect humans causing scabies. This infection can occur at any time of the year and it's found worldwide. There are different types of mange but the commonest which is the one to be discussed, is the sarcoptic mange (skin mange) caused by mites called Sarcoptes scabiei. In view of the different products and different treatment methods been bandied around as the ultimate solution to mange, in which some of them may actually be dangerous to your pets, has deemed writing this article imperative.

How does the mites affect my pet?
When the female mite is pregnant, it digs a hole into the skin of your pet and starts laying eggs, defecating and also releasing harmful products into the skin thereby causing skin reactions which will damage the skin of that particular area.

How can my pet contract mange?
Mange can be transmitted between dogs by direct contact with infected dogs. Transmission by indirect contact may also occur if the dog has contact with infected objects.

What are the signs and symptoms of mange?
Signs may develop anytime from 10 days to 8 wks after contact with an infected animal which include;
1) Intense itching due to skin reaction to the site where the eggs and harmful products are deposited
2) Loss of hair in the affected area
3) White/yellow crusty substance in the affected area
4) Redness of the area which may be due to intense itching
5) Emaciation and death in severe cases if it becomes generalized

Which areas in my pet's body is mostly affected by mange?
Abdomen, chest, ears, elbows and ankles. Although, if untreated may become all over the body.

How do I know that my pet has mange?
1) When your pet suddenly starts itching a particular area especially after exposure to other infected animals, including people.
2) Observation of any of the signs and symptoms listed above.

How do I manage/treat mange in my pet?
Mange can be treated in four ways;
1) From inside the pet's body by the adminstration of drugs like Ivermectin or sister drugs under the guidance and supervision of a qualified veterinarian due to the dangerous side effects in Ivermectin sensitive pets
2) From outside the pet's body by shaving the hair of the affected area then removing the dirt from the affected area by the use of shampoo and then final application (bathing) with acaricidal dip like Lime sulfur (especially in young animals) every 7 days apart. Amitraz is also effective and should be applied as a 0.025% solution as indicated by the manufacturer at 1- or 2-weeks intervals for 2–6 weeks under the supervision of a vet
3) Combination of number one and two
4) Local/traditional methods by application of coconut/palm oil over the area, use of Dogonyaro tree bark extracts etc. Although successes of these treatment method has been recorded by some people but such methods have not undergone scientific scrutiny hence not scientifically valid.

How do I prevent my pet from contacting mange?
1) Maintaining of your pet's overall health by good diet is important in creating immunity to the mite infestation
2) Clean environment can greatly reduce the opportunity for your dog to develop a mite infestation.
3) Contact with infected pets, people or objects should be avoided
4) Application of Fipronil spray over your pet occasionally as a preventive measure to prevent infestation.

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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by lolipopandy(f): 6:17pm On Aug 05, 2020
seunH:
HOW TO IDENTIFY QUACK VETERINARY DOCTORS

The veterinary profession is one of the most affected professions in terms of quackery, in that sometimes it is very difficult to identify a genuine vet doctor. You would even see some semi-illiterates and diploma holders parading themselves as veterinarians simply because they have an idea of some animal diseases. It is even more worrisome, the confidence and brazenness some of these quacks exhibit because in their minds, they are usually like "its just an ordinary animal". The only way to avoid falling victims to such unscrupulous people is for pet owners to have the capability to be able to distinguish between quacks and genuine doctors, because it may determine the life or death of your pet. The ways in which you can identify a quack are listed below;

1) Its your right as a pet owner to ask questions about whatever condition your animal is suffering from and get a very detailed answer, if your "vet" cannot answer you or is dodgy about the question. Such individual is likely a quack. (Most quacks may be knowledgeable on how to perform the procedure but don't usually know the principles behind such procedure)

2) Stylishly ask which school he/she graduated from if you are suspicious. Presently, we have only 11 vet schools in Nigeria. They include;
(a)Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
(b) Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta
(c) Federal University Of Agriculture, Makurdi (4)
(d) Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike
(e) University Of Abuja,Abuja
(f) University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
(g) University Of Ilorin, Ilorin
(h) University Of Maiduguri
(i) University Of Nigeria Nsukka
(j) Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto
(I) University Of Jos
Most people do not know the schools that offer veterinary medicine, hence tend to make a blunder. It is imperative to take note of the above schools, if their school ain't in any of the above for now, he/she is definitely a quack. "Imagine a "vet" claiming he/she graduated from Unilag"

3) Check the persons carriage, spoken english and dressing, although subjective, it can be a give away

4) Check their price range and desperation for money, it could also be a give away. My dear friends, no veterinarian who spent 6yrs in Vet school would collect 300 naira from you for any procedure in your house !!!

5) Lastly, if they are quick to give judgement on your case without careful and proper diagnosis, such individual is likely a quack.

In conclusion, I believe if the above principles are followed you would be saved from quacks and get better quality treatment for your pets.

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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 6:41pm On Aug 05, 2020
lolipopandy:
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I am so sorry about your dog, but from what I'm seeing above, I'm suspecting mange. Earlier in this thread (just shortly before your post) I wrote a short article on mange treatment, please kindly try and go through it and let me know if there is any part you need assistance. But I'll suggest a radical treatment for it seems this case is becoming generalized and severe. I hope this helps.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by lolipopandy(f): 6:56pm On Aug 05, 2020
[quote author=seunH post=92493507]
I am so sorry about your dog, but from what I'm seeing above, I'm suspecting mange. Earlier in this thread (just shortly before your post) I wrote a short article on mange treatment, please kindly try and go through it and let me know if there is any part you need assistance. But I'll suggest a radical treatment for it seems this case is becoming generalized and severe. I hope this helps. [/quote like it's all over her body like her hair isn't growing ,but thanks for your reply .
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by bilikis36(f): 10:52am On Aug 08, 2020
Good day Doc! Please is it advisable for me to use loperamide for treating diarrhea in dogs?
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by ebonyoyas(m): 8:48am On Aug 09, 2020
Good morning Dr, my German shepherd pup took his last shot of vaccination on Thursday 6th Aug. B4 he was vaccinated d vet was happy with d agility level and growth of my pup. But shortly after he left.. my pup became dull ..so I decided to put a call across to d vet.. he told me to watch my pup till d next day dat he will b fine.. on Friday morning I noticed he had severe pains where he was injected frm his bck towards d neck level ..I called d vet again ..he told me to place ice block on dat area thrice daily and to melt shea butter and apply tropically .. Saturday swelling wasn't so bad .. but today Sunday .. the swelling deteriorated and he has refused eating .. he loves boiled egg so much .. I tried dat but he wouldn't accept it.. he saw me dis morning and couldn't wave his tail.. pls am confused.. wot can I do in dis situation.. below are pics of d spot.. u'll notice a bulge dere ..dats it.. thanks & looking 4wod to ur swift response..God bless

Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 10:13am On Aug 09, 2020
ebonyoyas:
Good morning Dr, my German shepherd pup took his last shot of vaccination on Thursday 6th Aug. B4 he was vaccinated d vet was happy with d agility level and growth of my pup. But shortly after he left.. my pup became dull ..so I decided to put a call across to d vet.. he told me to watch my pup till d next day dat he will b fine.. on Friday morning I noticed he had severe pains where he was injected frm his bck towards d neck level ..I called d vet again ..he told me to place ice block on dat area thrice daily and to melt shea butter and apply tropically .. Saturday swelling wasn't so bad .. but today Sunday .. the swelling deteriorated and he has refused eating .. he loves boiled egg so much .. I tried dat but he wouldn't accept it.. he saw me dis morning and couldn't wave his tail.. pls am confused.. wot can I do in dis situation.. below are pics of d spot.. u'll notice a bulge dere ..dats it.. thanks & looking 4wod to ur swift response..God bless
I'm so sorry about the condition of your dog, I'm suspecting adverse reaction to the vaccine injection or the vaccine was not properly administered, what I'll advice you to do is to put a call to your vet and ask him if its okay for you to give your dog a suitable pain reliever and an antiinflammatory drug.So if he agrees, he will tell you how to administer/dosage. God willing, your dog will recover. But if you suspect anything funny or no improvement, you can send me a pm. I hope this helps

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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by ebonyoyas(m): 10:53am On Aug 09, 2020
Thank you so much for ur response.. as it stands am even upset with his response Wen I called him dis morning he stated " it's not his fault" dat my pup was struggling while he injected.. pls I'll be so glad if u give a prescription here. I jst noticed the swelling is spreading seriously and d pain is so excruciating..wen I touch dat spot .. I can feel fluid built up in dere .. pls help me sad sad sad
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by ebonyoyas(m): 10:53am On Aug 09, 2020
seunH:

I'm so sorry about the condition of your dog, I'm suspecting adverse reaction to the vaccine injection or the vaccine was not properly administered, what I'll advice you to do is to put a call to your vet and ask him if its okay for you to give your dog a suitable pain reliever and an antiinflammatory drug. I normally prescribe "diclo" for the pain and "dexa" for the inflammation/swelling. Ask him if those drugs are okay for you to use (he will understand the short form (I don't want to write the name of the drug in full in order to avoid self medication/abuse)). So if he agrees, he will tell you how to administer/dosage. God willing, your dog will recover. But if you suspect anything funny or no improvement, you can send me a pm. I hope this helps
Thank you so much for ur response.. as it stands am even upset with his response Wen I called him dis morning he stated " it's not his fault" dat my pup was struggling while he injected.. pls I'll be so glad if u give a prescription here. I jst noticed the swelling is spreading seriously and d pain is so excruciating..wen I touch dat spot .. I can feel fluid built up in dere .. pls help me sad sad sad
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 11:26am On Aug 09, 2020
ebonyoyas:

Thank you so much for ur response.. as it stands am even upset with his response Wen I called him dis morning he stated " it's not his fault" dat my pup was struggling while he injected.. pls I'll be so glad if u give a prescription here. I jst noticed the swelling is spreading seriously and d pain is so excruciating..wen I touch dat spot .. I can feel fluid built up in dere .. pls help me sad sad sad
I'm so sorry once more and I want you to calm down sir, everything is going to be alright, normally sir its not usually advisable to apply cold compress on a vaccination site, but since the deed has been done no problem. I would have prescribed publicly to you, but its against our veterinary ethics to do so especially without proper clerking and history taking. What I'll do is to give you my whatzapp contact, so that I'll be able to get proper documentation and prescribe appropriately. I'm sorry once more

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Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by ebonyoyas(m): 12:48pm On Aug 09, 2020
seunH:

I'm so sorry once more and I want you to calm down sir, everything is going to be alright, normally sir its not usually advisable to apply cold compress on a vaccination site, but since the deed has been done no problem. I would have prescribed publicly to you, but its against our veterinary ethics to do so especially without proper clerking and history taking. What I'll do is to give you my whatzapp contact, so that I'll be able to get proper documentation and prescribe appropriately. I'm sorry once more
thanks
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 1:33pm On Aug 25, 2020
bilikis36:
Good day Doc! Please is it advisable for me to use loperamide for treating diarrhea in dogs?
It is not advisable to use loperamide when treating diarrhea because loperamide inhibit gastrointestinal motility and the diarrhea may be caused by microorganisms the body is trying to flush out, hence if you administer loperamide, the drug may inhibit the gastrointestinal tract from flushing the microorganisms and its debris leading to their accumulation in the gastrointestinal tract thereby causing more harm to your pet
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by Rayendowed007(m): 2:43pm On Aug 25, 2020
lolipopandy:
Please my 4months pup has scabies and I was told to use kalamin lotion on it but it's been months now and nothing has changed ,what can I use on it.
. use benzyl benzoate...it works specifically 4 scabbies
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 3:18pm On Aug 25, 2020
Rayendowed007:
. use benzyl benzoate...it works specifically 4 scabbies
For humans yes, but its not usually prescribed in dogs because of its dangerous side effects especially in puppies under 3 months, dogs with underlying illness and lactating bitches, it's even prohibited for use in cats. If at all it must be used, it should be under strict supervision of a Veterinarian.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by lolipopandy(f): 6:09pm On Aug 25, 2020
harmargedon:
Should I be worried about it?
i just noticed the same thing on my pup
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by lolipopandy(f): 6:17pm On Aug 25, 2020
Hello doc thanks for your help so far, please I have another issue sad I just noticed a something that looks like a pox on my pups private area and I don't know if it's normal cause it's a female pup , what might be the cause if I may ask. Thanks for your reply

Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 6:57pm On Aug 25, 2020
lolipopandy:
Hello doc thanks for your help so far, please I have another issue sad I just noticed a something that looks like a pox on my pups private area and I don't know if it's normal cause it's a female pup , what might be the cause if I may ask. Thanks for your reply
You are always welcome ma, please can you send a clearer picture. But from the little I'm seeing, I'm suspecting "myiasis". You can confirm it by gently pressing the "pox", if a worm comes out, then it is positive for myiasis. So what you'll do is this, after you squeeze out the worm, ensure there is no other worm in the "pox" and then wash the "pox" wound with clean cotton wool soaked in diluted hydrogen peroxide. After then spray the area with GV and administer oxytet and B-complex or multivitamins orally. Please if you encounter any difficulties along the line, don't hesitate to call my attention. By the way, you didn't update us on your dog's previous case. Was there any improvement??
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by Jhayboy2: 8:58pm On Aug 25, 2020
seunH:
Hi guys, this thread was created to answer any question relating to your animal health, be it pet or livestock and also enlighten the public about the veterinary profession generally especially for those seeking a career in the veterinary profession. Please feel free to send your questions and hopefully you will get your answers asap. Occasionally we would invite senior consultants to shed light on knotty issues. Thank you

pls my puppy has refused to eat since even the little he ate he vomited it and he is still vomiting till now

pls what could be the problem
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 9:34pm On Aug 25, 2020
Jhayboy2:


pls my puppy has refused to eat since even the little he ate he vomited it and he is still vomiting till now

pls what could be the problem
I'm so sorry about your dog's condition, please what other signs are you seeing like diarrhea, weakness, etc. Although I'm tempted to diagnose parvo because its the season of parvo and its normally part of our differentials moreover those are some of it classical signs, but it would be unprofessional of me since I don't have the complete history. Let me know the other signs you are seeing so that we would know the next step!!!
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by Jackonsy(m): 10:24pm On Aug 25, 2020
Thank God for this;my dog is 63 days pregnant if am not mistaking because it was mated last on 22nd June 2020,she is yet to whelp and her breast is no more getting bigger and if I press her breast there will be water color milk coming out of it,my problem is whether the pregnancy is still there or have she aborted it because i never see release blood urine and she only look heavy after eating,please how can I verify that it's still pregnant
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 6:31am On Aug 26, 2020
Jackonsy:
Thank God for this;my dog is 63 days pregnant if am not mistaking because it was mated last on 22nd June 2020,she is yet to whelp and her breast is no more getting bigger and if I press her breast there will be water color milk coming out of it,my problem is whether the pregnancy is still there or have she aborted it because i never see release blood urine and she only look heavy after eating,please how can I verify that it's still pregnant
I'm so sorry sir. From the above symptoms,what I suspect is spontaneous abortion/miscarriage. I will advice you to do the following, get to a vet pharmacy and buy a pregnancy test strip, then confirm her pregnancy status in order to know what to tell the vet. If she is still pregnant, take her to a vet, they would reconfirm her pregnancy status with an ultrasound and either induce labour or perform CS to remove the fetus. If she is not pregnant still take her to a vet, they would reconfirm her pregnancy status and remove the aborted fetus or debris (if any) from her womb and give her drugs that would enable her return to estrus. Please don't hesitate to call our attention if you encounter any difficulties.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by lolipopandy(f): 6:52am On Aug 26, 2020
Okay will do that,as for the other issue we've been bathing her with Diapex and there's a lil improvement so far,thanks again.
seunH:

You are always welcome ma, please can you send a clearer picture. But from the little I'm seeing, I'm suspecting "myiasis". You can confirm it by gently pressing the "pox", if a worm comes out, then it is positive for myiasis. So what you'll do is this, after you squeeze out the worm, ensure there is no other worm in the "pox" and then wash the "pox" wound with clean cotton wool soaked in diluted hydrogen peroxide. After then spray the area with GV and administer oxytet and B-complex or multivitamins orally. Please if you encounter any difficulties along the line, don't hesitate to call my attention. By the way, you didn't update us on your dog's previous case. Was there any improvement??
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 7:58am On Aug 26, 2020
lolipopandy:
Okay will do that,as for the other issue we've been bathing her with Diapex and there's a lil improvement so far,thanks again.
Thank God, although I'm not really familiar with the Diapex product but since you said its working fine with no side effects, then no problem, its a gradual process.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by seunH: 5:45pm On Aug 27, 2020
Good afternoon everyone, I just commented on a case where the owner lost his rabbit due to quackery and unprofessionalism in the veterinary profession. Most Nigerians don't know their rights from a veterinarian and that is why quackery is so prevalent. When a case is taken to a Vet, it is the duty of the Vet to tell you what exactly he/she thinks is wrong with your pet, tell you the prognosis (chances of survival) and what your options are (does it make sense to treat or just euthanize your pet depending on the value of the pet, cost of treatment and chances of survival?). All these are your rights as a Nigerian when you visit a Vet. But in some cases he/she may not even tell you what was wrong, just ask some few questions, collect money from you and give you an unnamed injection/powder and asked you to go. It is such people that are spoiling the veterinary profession.
Re: Talk To A Veterinarian by ebonyoyas(m): 8:32am On Aug 28, 2020
Early dis month I posted some pictures of my puppy in a very critical state.. due to incompetence of a quack vet .. my pup had abscess due to wrong injecting .. This abscess grew big at d back and extended to the ribs.. my puppy couldn't eat nor move for days.. but all thanks to Dr seun.. A man I will call my Hero..A very nice person to the core.. To cut the whole story short.. In less than 3days after prescribing some Drugs.. I began to see drastic improvement and today to the glory of God.. my puppy is back on his feets.. Am here to advice my fellow pet lovers.. always ask questions B4 allowing a vet handle your pets..

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