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    Thank you Kattymieww and Shimmer. I’ve heard that a few times about baytril although both my usual vet and the vet I saw yesterday (RWAF) have prescribed it along side the antibiotic and metacam. Is it a throw every thing at it and hope it works approach?
    Having spoken to my vet this morning we have decided against surgery and will continue with the antibiotics. We feel that as Poppy still has a quality of life at the moment compared to the stress of any surgery and follow up treatment.
    The vet who did the CT explained that the prognosis Wasn’t very good with only a 30% chance of a full recovery and long term treatment would still be needed. Also given her age, the length of surgery and a high risk she wouldn’t come through the anaesthetic.
    I have to monitor her weight at home and we have a check up in 2 weeks, although poppy will probably require a dental by then. I think we’ve done what’s best for her, I hope so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacq View Post
    Thank you Kattymieww and Shimmer. I’ve heard that a few times about baytril although both my usual vet and the vet I saw yesterday (RWAF) have prescribed it along side the antibiotic and metacam. Is it a throw every thing at it and hope it works approach?
    Having spoken to my vet this morning we have decided against surgery and will continue with the antibiotics. We feel that as Poppy still has a quality of life at the moment compared to the stress of any surgery and follow up treatment.
    The vet who did the CT explained that the prognosis Wasn’t very good with only a 30% chance of a full recovery and long term treatment would still be needed. Also given her age, the length of surgery and a high risk she wouldn’t come through the anaesthetic.
    I have to monitor her weight at home and we have a check up in 2 weeks, although poppy will probably require a dental by then. I think we’ve done what’s best for her, I hope so.
    I am late to this thread, but I think you have made the best decision for Poppy x


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    Thank you Jane.

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    It sounds like you have made the best decision for her, I’m sending lots more vibes xx

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    I'm pleased that you have come to a decision, and treatment plan. Really hope that Poppy can remain as comfortable as possible for as long as possible xx
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    Your poor girl!

    I was about to go in to great detail of my Nancy's facial abscess. However hers did have a specific cause (hay stuck between 2 dodgy teeth). Luckily my vet was able to remove the capsule as well as drain the pus, plus Nancy was only just turned 6 years old.

    Poppy's issues seem much more complex.

    I would just ask if your vet has sent anything to the lab for analysis to check which antibiotic will be best? Nancy started on the broad spectrum Baytril but after analysis switched to a different one -The name of which escapes me but it smelled of oranges.

    Sending loads of love and vibes for Poppy.xx

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    Thanks Den, I'll ask the question when I book her appointment tomorrow.
    At the moment, Poppy is tucking into a bowl of chopped kale after having her meds.

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    Nice to hear she is enjoying her tea. Best wishes for her, I hope the treatment plan gives you lots more time with her

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