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Where to buy antibiotics without a prescription?

Discussion in 'Natural Remedies' started by CrealCritter, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
    tortoise

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    I think you're going to create a blood bath the likes of which you've never seen before! Aural hematoma are so messy they're usually treated surgically. Draining them is usually ineffective, because they keep bleeding into the ear. But, if vet was not an option, I would try draining with a syringe first. See if you get lucky. I'd also get vet wrap and bandage the ear in a way so that the dog can't move the ear when he shakes his head.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Thanks here is what I gathered for treatment ---> https://m.petmd.com/dog/conditions/ears/c_dg_dog_ear_hematoma

    Many different treatments exist for ear hematomas. The fluid within the hematoma can be drained but the hematoma is likely to recur and may need to be drained numerous times. Many veterinarians prefer to lance the hematoma and drain the fluid under anesthesia. In most cases, a drain is placed in the ear to keep additional fluid from building up within the ear flap or, alternatively, sutures or other devices may be placed through the ear flap to discourage additional accumulation of fluid and recurrence of the hematoma.
     
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  3. Sep 13, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Do you see any punctures? Have you thought about trying to aspirate anything from there before you cut it?

    About a hunnert years ago I worked with a vet and every summer we would see dogs with swollen ears from shaking their heads from either fleas or an ear mites. The ear was typically full of blood and clots. We would literally have to split the ear open, clean out the mess and sew it back up - even putting stitches in the middle-ish area so that it would grow back together and not have space for a big ol' hematoma to collect. That's not something you can do without major sedation!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    By "aspirate" you mean drawing the gunk out with a syringe?
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Beekissed

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    Yep...that's what she means!

    I've heard you can get antibiotics at pet stores that are for fish tanks but are basically the same as are given to animals and humans. Worth a shot to see if you can get some basic penicillin derivative ATB there.
     
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    baymule

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    For copperhead bites I give my dogs benedryl and baby aspirin. I use arnica care pills doe the pain.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Well I've had my hunting dog on 500 mg of amoxicillin for 1 week. My daughter came over and we "operated" on his ear after giving him 50mg of Benadryl. We made a muzzle for him out of serran wrap, put him on a clean towel on the wood shop work bench. We cleaned his ear real well with alcohol soaked old wash clothes. I felt his ear and identifed two pockets that were soft and mushy inside. I then used a medium sized syringe to draw out wattery blood from both pockets. After I removed the needle I gently squeezed the area around the needle hole to force any remaining liquid out and until it clotted up and stopped bleeding.

    Amazing how much wattery blood liquid was in his ear, but I'm pretty confident I got most of it out and his ear looks a lot better after the "procedure". I'll keep him on 500 mg of amoxicillin for another week. See how he does, hopefully his ear will be near normal by then and I won't have to go back in and draw out more.

    Anyways it was pretty simple "procedure" and he only whined a little bit when I inserted the needle in his ear twice, so I didn't hurt him hardly at all - he did really good.

    Thanks again for the tips on where to antibiotics without a prescription.
     
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  9. Oct 1, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    Whew...glad it was relatively simple. Hope it doesn't re-occur!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Yep me too... I need to learn how to do simple procedures like this anyways. Living out in the middle of nowhere. If I we're raised on a farm instead of in the city this stuff would most likely be second nature. He's laying on the front porch steps where he usually does. I went out to check on him and he jumped up wagging his tail like he always does also.
     
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