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    Quick snapshot - Ruby is 19 months and was diagnosed with SM last Nov. Currently under Mr Deutschland at Chestergates although returning 16th Feb for appointment with Mr Skerritt too - he is considering Ruby for surgery - shunt insertion.

    Ruby is on furesimide and tolerates it well. Bunny hops usually occur 1 - 2 times on a long walk and scratching 3 - 5 times a day. We had a terrible weekend 2 weeks ago - on a long walk Ruby appeared 'drunk' and wobbly. She then appeared to rally round for no obvious reason and went on to have a good week.

    Mr Deutschland saw her last Friday - he suggested we change her fleece lined harness for a 'step into one' that would not sit so high on her shoulder. He also prescribed Omeprazole alongside her furesimide. We changed her harness and sometimes we can go for a walk without any hops etc She also doesn't shy away from having it put on like she used to with her 'luxury' one. There's me thinking I was doing the best for her with fleece lined and all along a standard step into harness would have been kinder!

    After 3 days on Omeprazole Ruby got a terrible upset tummy - no vomiting though. Diarrhea and flatulence like never before. She eats Organic dried dog food for her main food but has always tolerated meat, veg, rice etc very well. This is the first ever 'upset tummy' she has had.

    We return to Chestergates a week on Monday but in the mean time I think I will stop the Omeprazole - any thoughts, suggestions, experience with Omeprazole would be appreciated.

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    Dawn x
    Last edited by dizzy; 16th February 2009 at 11:05 AM.

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    You could ask her specialist if she can be on Cimetidine/Tagamet instead, but then your vet need to check every medicine she gets from now on for drug interactions.

    I give Geordie his at least two hours after eating; have you tried that? Or first thing in the morning before eating.
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    Ilsa did especially well with her omeprazole, but every dog is different. There were some other drugs listed that had a similar effect, if you check cavalierhealth.org there was a list.

    I've also read that the omeprazole should be given 2 hrs apart from the gapperntonin, I'm not sure why but that may have something to do with it.

    So sorry for the trouble

    Jen and Ilsa

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    Unfortunately, these side effects are listed (for humans)
    stomach pain, gas;
    nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; or
    headache.
    Does sound as if another drug would be better.
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    Thanks for that info - we have not given her omeprazole tonight so lets hope that over the next few days she improves. It really has made what she produces smell fouler than foul! Off to make a nose bag of Lavender and herbs to carry under my nose when cleaning up!

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    Wondering how Ruby is doing?
    Is it this Monday you go back to Chestergates?

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