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Hey all,
I don't know if anyone can suggest anything for this but here is goes.


My 6yr old GSD Bentley collapsed few days ago and just wasn't himself. Was out and playing then was down and didn't want to get up. Rushed him to the vet and had ultra sound done to find his spleen ruptured. Since he is so young and active and healthy we had them do the surgery. Removed spleen and sent out for biopsy(will not know results for another week or so). No other masses were found and everything went well. An extra day to recoop before releasing to us.


He is acting like himself other than I think he partial deaf. He doesn't hear the vehicle pull in the driveway, If he is sleeping and we call him he doesn't respond, He usually howls to the lottery music on the news in the AM but doesn't hear it, When he's laying down he will not realize you are approaching until he sees you. I did notice that if I whistle he does respond.This is very sad for us-but I'm glad he had the surgery and is home. Sutures will be removed in another week or so. I called the vet and asked if surgery or the meds he is on could be related, and they didn't think so.
 

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Did the vet put the dog on the antibiotic Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) by chance???

Our 12 year old girl had to have some teeth pulled. They put her on this and after the 6th dose, she went totally deaf! When I realized what had happen, I stopped the Clavamox. 48 hours later she regained only part of her hearing, but I was thankful for at least that!

I called my vet, she called Zoetis, maker of Clavamox, and they said to take her to a Neurology Specialist.
Specialist confirmed loss of hearing due to Clavamox.

Zoetis paid the bill.


Moms :)
 

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Sorry to hear about Zoetis.
They have him on Metronidazole, Denamarin, and Amoxicillin.


I'm sure the Amox will not cause this but I'll have to research the others
 

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Anesthesia has been implicated in deafness in very rare cases:
Sudden Onset of Deafness

You might have your vet contact the researcher at the university in the link, to see if they might be able to provide more information. (Vet school researchers don't generally talk to pet owners, but they'll often gladly share what they know with practicing vets.)
 

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Per petmed.com: Clavamox is a drug containing both Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid

Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium)

Neurology Specialist confirmed loss of hearing due to Clavamox (amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium) .
They have him on Metronidazole, Denamarin, and Amoxicillin.


I'm sure the Amox will not cause this
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Bentley update:

He is pretty much back to normal active wise. Done with his 2 week meds and had sutures removed. Spleen mass biopsy came back positive for cancer. Vet told us to spend the time with him as much as possible.(he did tell us this may be the outcome before operation). He has some of his hearing but still not 100%. I'm glad we did the operation reguardless. He is once again is a rocket and we will just spoil him rotten!!

Thanks for everybodys input!
 

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Sorry for your loss! It's good that you were able to spend a little more time together before his passing...RIP Bentley!
 

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I'm so sorry. He was too young. I'm glad you had theextra time with him, and I hope you are comforted by the fact that he was very loved and you did all that you could for him.
 
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