Thank you for your reply.
The x-rays were just taken for the lump. Before the medication was prescribed, our dog was absolutely fine; full of beans, a happy contented dog. Now he is lethargic, uninterested in things and totally out of sorts. The antibiotics are:Amox/Clav
The antinflammatory; Carprofen. He has been taken off these now.
It just seems a strange coincidence that as soon as he started on the medication he has become unwell.
The vet said the rotation in his joints was good, his pad placement when walking was good. I am really distressed about this. I can not understand why he has to struggle to drag his rear end off the floor. He will not sit properly, only on the side. The lethargy and just laying about.He has to see the vet again on Monday, when he finishes his antibiotics. Is there anything would suggest I ask them to look into?
Thank you for the additional information. As mentioned, once both of his medications are stopped should he remiss back to his normal behavior, you'll know that one or both of the medications was responsible for his current behavior. It's important to note, however, that coincidence shouldn't be confused with causality. If stopping his medications didn't normalize him, I would insist upon X-rays of his hips and spine being performed. His difficulty rising from a prone position and sitting awkwardly are pathognomonic (particularly indicative) of osteoarthritic hips (hip dysplasia), a myelopathy (spinal cord disorder such as the cauda equina syndrome), and less likely, more generalized polyarthritis, polyneuritis, and polymyositis.Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Thank you again.
However, when we discovered the lump on his back, which is now virtually gone, he had no other problems. His limbs, energy, everything was good. These other symptoms only manifested themselves when he had been taking the medication for two days and have gradually become worse. He is a very unhappy dog at the moment, not even eager for his food, so he is now on chicken and rice.
Is there anything I should mention to the vet on Monday?
Thank you so much.
I know it must be difficult to try to diagnose a problem when you cannot see the patient.