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Old 12-17-2012, 04:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am so worried. His wound where the dog bit him doesn't look infected. But he's been very lethargic since last night. He is still walking, eating, peeing and pooping all fine, but when he's at home he's been just sleeping all the time, well, more than usual.

I called the vet and they said they will see him tomorrow and I shouldn't be too concerned if he's eating fine but I AM concerned!!! I also looked up side effects of antibiotics he is on (Simplicef) and doesn't look like lethargy is a listed side effect.

I am so concerned. Could he be in pain? What should I do? Does pain cause lethargy in dogs? Could he be in pain today for a bite that happened about 36hrs ago?


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I know you must be worried but as the vet said, as long as he is eating and drinking, try not to worry too much.

Is he trying to rub or get at the bite at all?
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No, he isn't. He's just...sleeping a lot and not getting into as much trouble as he usually does.


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The antibiotic may make him sleepy... but it could also cause him some tummy upset... so he may be sleeping because he isn't feeling well.

I'm glad he will be seen tomorrow.

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Its similar to when we get an injury...it usually takes a day before it gets really bruised and then hurts more. I think it will take a little bit before he feels 100%. Poor Gustave it must hurt a bit. Please keep us posted....hope he perks up soon.
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No, he isn't. He's just...sleeping a lot and not getting into as much trouble as he usually does.


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I think it's all just tired him out. I'd say he'll be back to normal in a few days

Hopefully the vet will be able to put your mind at rest tomorrow.
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The antibiotic may make him sleepy... but it could also cause him some tummy upset... so he may be sleeping because he isn't feeling well.

I'm glad he will be seen tomorrow.

Hugs for Gustave....
Yes! He was constipated yesterday but seemed fine today. Maybe it's his stomach. I gave him 1tsp of pumpkin last evening and he pooped and has been pooping fine since then.

The pumpkin can't cause this, right? It was puréed pumpkin with nothing else mixed in.


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Its similar to when we get an injury...it usually takes a day before it gets really bruised and then hurts more. I think it will take a little bit before he feels 100%. Poor Gustave it must hurt a bit. Please keep us posted....hope he perks up soon.
That makes a lot of sense, thank you!


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Thanks, Orla. You're right. He might just be tired. I hope I know what I'm doing when I say his wound looks OK. The doctor hopefully will confirm that.


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Simplicef (cephalexin) is the best antibiotic for bites. Since he's eating drinking and eliminating just fine, I wouldn't worry.
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