So Brooky has a yeast infection and a bacteria infection on her skin and the vet gave us Cephalexin (1/4 of a 600mg tablet twice daily) and Nizoral (1/4 of a tablet once a day). Anyway, I am wondering if there is anything I need to know about these or need to do extra to help her out? I mean, my vet gave me the run down, but in people terms, those that have used these before, any thing I should know would be great. Does either of these mess up her gut flora? Should I be adding probiotic? Or are they pretty straight forward?
The Cephalexin is for the bacteria and the Nizoral is for the yeast. Also, we will go back to using Malaseb once a week too.
She is happy as a clam, just itchy. I noticed red bumps starting which brought me to the vet (among other general stuff I had to go for anyway) and the skin labs showed the bacteria and yeast.
We start full on allergy test when I get back from the US in Jan (so I have time to devote to it...especially the food elimination one) and in a few weeks Brooklyn goes off her trial of Gabapenten for the SM investigations, so we will see what that does. Its strange, it seemed liked the gabapenten was doing wonders for the first month and a half, then in the last few weeks to a month...its almost like her symptoms are all back?? Could have been this skin infection though, but as always, until we get this all nailed down, I am jut left wondering. Is all of this SM or is all of this allergy or something else? Sigh. Next year will bring a lot more answers, but as she is only a year (and our neuro is happy with her clinical signs), we havent rushed into things like MRI and are slowly testing meds, foods, etc. We will get there, it is just slow. Sometimes I wish we could just draw blood and someone would say "Bam! There is your answer!"