I really thought my dog was dying

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    Henry had a runny nose. I was concerned and took him to an emergency vet.

    First thing when I walked through the door is they wanted $1,400 for a complete workup. Ah no.

    Then they wanted.$300 for chest x rays. I asked the doctor what she heard listening to his chest. Was there wheezing or congestion? No. Nothing like that. So, no chest xrays.
    What's the real diagnosis? He had an infection in a fistula in his nasal passage. I got some liquid clavamox and went home. The clavamox made him lethargic but that was an expected side effect. It got worse. He could not stand. His eyes were glassy and he could not hold his head up. His breathing became rapid and shallow. I thought he was dying. It turned out to be the clavamox. It's a very common antibiotic in pill form. I would not trust the liquid ever again.
     
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    Poor baby. I hope he's back to his normal self soon.
     
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    What an ordeal for both of you. The cure was worse than the ailment! I hope Henry is back to himself soon.

    This reminds me of what happened once with my Lily. She tore her dew claw pretty much in half lengthwise. I didn't want to cut it off because it would be past the quick and would hurt and bleed. Off to the vet we go. They fixed it up and gave Lily a morphine based drug for the pain. Morphine for a nail injury! She threw up and had diarrhea in the car on the way home and twice again once we got home.

    Oops, said the vet. Some dogs have a reaction to morphine.
     

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