Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, New York
Raw fed dogs and antibiotics/pain killers
Yesterday when we were hiking, Jerzey cut her pad on her ankle part of her leg... we patched it up, since she didn't appear to be in any pain and, upon looking at it this morning, there seemed to be a bit of skin hanging off. We took her to the E-Vet this afternoon and ended up leaving her there because the vet was dealing with a dog that had been attacked.
Anyways, to the point... she might have to go onto either an antibiotic and/or pain killers and I wanted to know whether I should suspend her raw dinners until she's off the antibiotic. I know that they can kill both the bad, and good, bacteria in the digestive tract. I don't want that to happen and have the bacteria used to fight off salmonella and e-coli disappear from her digestive tract and leave her vulnerable to illness.
Do I really have anything to fear? Or will she be fine to keep the raw dinner? I can't say what antibiotic, exactly, she will be on or if she will even be on one but I wanted to get some help before she got home.
Thanks in advance!
proud owner of:
Jerzey, Bi-color GSD. 4/23/08
Koji, spotted shelter kitty.