Treatment options Although most EGC lesions show no growth on culture and sensitivity, occasionally some of these lesions will respond to antibiotic therapy. Doxycycline 5 mg/kg bid has been successful possibly due to its antibacterial effect as well as other effects it seems to have on mast cells and eosinophils. It needs to be administered with food as it can cause esophageal strictures if it remains in the esophagus for prolonged periods of time. Other antibiotics include Clavamox 10 mg/lb bid, cephalexin 10 mg/lb bid or Antirobe 5 mg/lb/day.
My Baby 14 year old Birman has been on the prednisone pills for 13 years. Just recently he got really ill and hasn’t bounced back. He has IBD. I knew early on it came with consequences down the line… and recently he developed anaemia. He had every test imaginable and it all came back clear – thankgod!. No diabetes, liver function – all normal, even Vet amazed.
He is impossible to give a pill too.. and Vet’s have acknowledged this too. We are considering giving him the shot as he is worse dealing with it now even more than the last decade. What did your vet say about pill vs injection ?. Would love to know your thoughts, Kind Regards Michelle “loving Mum of Naughty Niska who won’t take his pills”