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Old November 28th, 2004, 09:28 AM
sedwick sedwick is offline
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Upper Respitory Infection in Great Dane - Answered by Dr. Van Lienden

This is my second thread... first I wrote about the gurgling sound in my Great Dane's throat, I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with an Upper Respitory Infection... I was given antibiotics (coprofloxacin) for one week and told to call back in a week if he wasn't better, which was the case... he seemed fine except for this gurgling in his throat, the vet gave him another week of antibiotics... yesterday... Saturday, was the third day on the second week of the antibiotics.
Around 3:00 in the afternoon he started coughing and throwing up, I rushed him to the nearest vet that was open on Saturday's, i.e., not my regular vet.
His tempeture was 106!!!! This vet acted like that was no big deal!!! He gave me a new perscription (baytril) which he claimed was a stronger antibiotic and sent me on my way.
I went to the store and bought a thermomater and Buffered asprin and went home, but a wet towel on him and it took until 1:30 a.m. to get his tempeture down to normal.
I am going to take him to my regular vet on Monday.
I am writing to ask if anybody has any opinion on this, or experienced anything similar.
Thank you.
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