Sampson has a bruise on the inside of one of his back legs. I noticed it right after the last time he was at the vet, but figured since he is scheduled for next week, I will simply keep an eye on it, to make sure it’s fading.
Having seen him bulldoze his way through trees and shrubs, I assumed he whacked himself good.
When I popped a peek at it Sunday night, I noticed he had a number of red bumps on his underbelly. Hubby said, they look like blisters.
To which I said, I’ll check the side effects of the Meloxicam tomorrow and call the vet to see if it can wait until next week.
Sure enough one of the severe side effects of the Meloxicam is, you guessed it, blisters.
(Just for the record, I worry. So the safest bet for me is NOT to check side effects when first beginning a medication, if I do you can be sure a symptom will somehow manage to manifest itself. I’ve had to carry this philosophy over to the dogs or I’d be a constant mess.)
First thing yesterday morning I placed the call to our vet.
When our vet called back she said, blisters are a known side effect in humans but not in dogs. She wants to make sure it’s not a skin condition so we changed his appointment from next Wednesday to this Thursday.
After I took my lunch I decided that Thursday is just too long to wait, so I called the vet’s office back, but they couldn’t fit him in any sooner, unless of course the condition gets worse.
So I asked, well is there anything I can do for him In the meantime to make sure he’s not uncomfortable? Our vet said put aloe on it.
It doesn’t seem to be bothering him, because we haven’t seem him scratching or licking at it.
But it sure looks awful.
What do you think about him having symptoms of a side effect but being told it’s not the same for dogs? Is it merely coincidence?
Just because it hasn’t happened in dogs, does not mean it can’t, right? I intend to bring that point up on Thursday.
How do you handle it when your vet tells you something but your gut tells you something else?