I'm on the same page as you, Arlette - I'm thinking this is going to
be a permanent part of our routine from now on.
She's been cultured multiple times, and everything we're doing should
be working. We hit things hard and fast last time for 3 weeks of
alternating Amakacin nebulizer treatments and PenG shots, and then
tapered off in hopes that this would knock things down sub-clinical
again. But she relapsed again after 3 weeks so we're back on the
shots every other day for 3 more weeks and then we'll recheck. My gut
feeling is that we might go down a bit in dosage or timing (say every
3 days) after this next appointment but that we're otherwise on this
We're dealing with a baseline infection of Pasteurella Multocida
combined with nasal and sinus scarring and a depressed immune system.
Periodically she flares up either from the P or the P combined with a
minor secondary like bordatella or something else. Baytril is
ineffective, Chloramphenicol kept the symptoms down but she relapsed,
oral sulfa and amakacin knocked it down for about a year with
occasional amakacin boosters, and now we're on injectable PenG .65ml
every other day SubQ. We guess that she's nearly 6 years old.
We did manage to get about half of her lost weight back on her with
extra pellets, so she's on a double-ration for now. She still chows
on her hay and veggies, does the breakfast dance every morning, hops
up next to my pillow for bedtime face-pettins, and generally gets into
everything that she shouldn't. Last week she pulled a wrapped unused
tampon out of my purse, chewed it out of it's wrapping and cardboard
and was running around dragging it by the string.
On Mar 18, 1:03 am, "Arlette + Heavenly Cocoa & Brownie"
> Aww Wendy, that's too bad. I'm a bit concerned that the bacteria will
> develop a resistance to the meds if they are stopped. She may need to stay
> on it permanently. I think I asked this before, but did the vet do a
> culture? What about azithromycin? Has the vet considered this?
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