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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-08-23 16:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Xena's icky foot

>Hi, all! I took my five year old sprite, Xena, to the vet yesterday
>because she was dragging/not using her right hind leg and it was
>swollen. The vet x-rayed and found no break, but an infection presumably
>from a scratch or bite. Clavamox was prescribed 2xday, .2 cc. Today the
>joint above the foot (what I assume would be the "ankle") is an angry red
>and she feels really poorly. Surprisingly, no fever, though.
>I'm worried. Will the clavamox kick this? I don't want her getting septic!

Infections can be difficult; we've dealt with them before and after
amputations and after one other surgery. At times the individuals
have had to be on two antibiotics, one better with aerobic bacteria
and one better with anaerobic bacteria. Sounds like you need to run
back to the vet. This isn't the vets' fault; it's just one of those
things that can sometimes be very tricky. Ask the vet about warm
soaks with Xenadine, too.