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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 28522
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My greyhound ran into a branch and punctured his leg, small

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My greyhound ran into a branch and punctured his leg, small wound bleeding for 4 hours but not much. Leg swollen +++. Lifting leg when up, not dragging. We live in middle of nowhere and can't get him into car to vets, any help pls
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Ouch! We need to get a systemic antibiotic into Sid so that wound doesn't abscess. What do you have at home - dog or human antibiotic? Pain can be managed with aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food and repeated in 12 hour intervals.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We only have trimethoprim 200mg human.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Trimethoprim-sulfa is a good choice. Which sulfa is contained your pill, please?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
errata: in your pill
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It doesn't say, trimethoprim be 200mg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
BD not be
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
The BD is the manufacturer (Becton, Dickinson). I would go ahead and dose at 15 mg/lb once daily until you have Sid examined on Monday. It can be given along with aspirin. Please continue our conversation if you wish.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
You're welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.