MANUEL - SA treatment

Setback Atopica

Today we changed our routines a bit regarding the medication. Previously we have given him the pills in the afternoon after the walk, then been waiting for at least two hours (according to directions) then giving him food. Four hours after the pills we have noticed he is warm (and the first days he was nauseous). After that he has been resting and when it is time for the last walk he has had a minimal diarrhea.

Today we gave him the pills, and then went for a walk, and then two hours after that we gave him food. Obviously this hurried up the process, so only three hours after the pills he came begging for help, wailing and wanting to be close to us.  :cry:  These pills causes gastric catarrh if not the routine is right. Obviously this way of handling it wasn’t the best for our Manuel. We will go back to the old routines – or even try to get him to eat two hours before the pills to see if that helps. If not, we will consider terminating this course.

Now I have been out for a short panic-walk with him and it seems like he isn’t in pain any more but still not feeling 100% OK, lying in a corner where he usually does not spend time (trying to find a den that will protect him when he isn’t feeling well).

strongly recommend you do not leave your dog alone when starting medication with Atopica. You need to see how it reacts.

This text was originally written in English.

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Charlotte Steneloo

Author:Charlotte Steneloo

Akita owner from Sweden working for openness regarding health issues.

9 Responses to “Setback Atopica”

  1. Charlotte Steneloo
    16 December, 2012 at 19:33 #

    I will call the vet tomorrow to see if we can distribute the medicine to two occasions per day. It will be a LOT of more planning for us (as there must be two hours between food an medicine) but that IS possible for us.

  2. Monica
    17 December, 2012 at 15:17 #

    Hei, vi gir Iwi kapselen 2 timer eller mer etter maten på kvelden, hun fikk også litt diare i begynnelsen. Men dette har blitt mye bedre, hun har ikke diare nå. Men hun får bare en kapsel pr gang, vi har begynt å trappe litt ned på antall kapseler i uken.

    • 17 December, 2012 at 16:50 #

      Hej Monica. Ja maten vet vi om. Vi ger Manuel 200mg (två kapslar) just nu. Nu hoppas vi att vi kan ge en kapsel på morgonen och en på kvällen för att lindra besvären. Veterinären har inte ringt ännu. Vi skall börja trappa ned om 1,5 månad (om inget oförutsett händer).

  3. 17 December, 2012 at 15:31 #

    :(

  4. Lina Johansson
    17 December, 2012 at 17:57 #

    Vad är det för verksam substans? Hur påverkar det en medicinerad hund? Finns det några biverkningar?

  5. Johanna
    17 December, 2012 at 21:12 #

    Ger ni honom någon för magen eller är det bara mat och atopica???

    • Charlotte Steneloo
      17 December, 2012 at 21:25 #

      Vi kan inte ge något för att “hjälpa” magen då hela idén är att atopican skall frigöras i tarmen utan att blandas med mat.

      Ger vi kol eller något annat som skyddar tarmen får det ingen effekt.
      Maten får inte ges i samband med medicinen, det måste vara MINST två timmar emellan.

      Idag fungerade dock allt bra, när vi planerade in motionen FÖRE intag av tabletterna.

  6. 19 December, 2012 at 16:02 #

    So the vet called. Yes we could give one pill in the morning and one in the evening OR give closer to food than recommended.Good to know for those who are using it. I can also recommend that if problems, do not exercise immediately after given (speeds up the process)

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