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Hi guys as title says, she was given doxycyclene and an anti inflammatory, at the vets by mouth and has been struggling to breathe right ever since, on occasion having to open her mouth or sneeze, we've only had her a few weeks and she's not been right, took her to the vets he says he thinks she has an infection so prescribed said medication, just thinking maybe she inhaled some of the medication or got it stuck in her nose when they gave it to her, I'm worried when I have to give her the next lots, it'll make it worse. I've tried putting her in the bathroom with the shower on to get the humidity from the steam and also a light misting with warm water but she's still struggling 3 hours later... is it best to just leave her for now and monitor it?
 

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Hi guys as title says, she was given doxycyclene and an anti inflammatory, at the vets by mouth and has been struggling to breathe right ever since, on occasion having to open her mouth or sneeze, we've only had her a few weeks and she's not been right, took her to the vets he says he thinks she has an infection so prescribed said medication, just thinking maybe she inhaled some of the medication or got it stuck in her nose when they gave it to her, I'm worried when I have to give her the next lots, it'll make it worse. I've tried putting her in the bathroom with the shower on to get the humidity from the steam and also a light misting with warm water but she's still struggling 3 hours later... is it best to just leave her for now and monitor it?
I think you should tell the vet ASAP.
 

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I think you should tell the vet ASAP.
Hi sorry for the late reply, I emailed the vet and got no reply whilst I waited to see if it was just a bit of medication stuck in her nose/sinuses, and now this morning her breathing is even more laboured and there's blood around her nostrils, so I'm wondering if she has had one of her lungs punctured during the examination, I haven't touched her since she came back, I'm calling the vets the moment they open as this is clearly not related to the original problem and I don't feel it should be on me to pay for the treatment arising from this, if they do say I will be made to pay I'm gonna take her elsewhere and make a formal complaint with whomever governs/mediates vet care
 

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Hi sorry for the late reply, I emailed the vet and got no reply whilst I waited to see if it was just a bit of medication stuck in her nose/sinuses, and now this morning her breathing is even more laboured and there's blood around her nostrils, so I'm wondering if she has had one of her lungs punctured during the examination, I haven't touched her since she came back, I'm calling the vets the moment they open as this is clearly not related to the original problem and I don't feel it should be on me to pay for the treatment arising from this, if they do say I will be made to pay I'm gonna take her elsewhere and make a formal complaint with whomever governs/mediates vet care
Take her IMMEDIATELY
 

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Just a quickee FYI. In 2010 my cockatiel needed antibiotics. I was offered Zithromax (same as adult but liquid) or Doxi which was less expensive. Went with Doxi. He almost collapses and I ended up at vet on 12/31 at 6:30 pm. He did end up on Zithromax and a lot would get thrown away because it only stayed good for 14 days per bottle BUT it was much better. Doxi has an AWFUL taste. Vet hadn't told me that at the time. If we think about what it's like to have something with an awful taste what would we do . . . felt so bad for him and that was the only time I went the lesser cost route.
 
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