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Hi. I really hope you can help me.  My cat had a skin condition and he's on Clavamox. Ever since he's been on it his behavior has completely changed.  Loss of appetite, no energy, we got him to drink water. But now he's meowing differently and hides. He looks really depressed. We've already spent a lot of money on him. $700 already. I called them back and they suggested blood work for his thyroid. They just tell me to do one test after another. They suggested an xray.  Would you be able to help me on this? He's almost done with the medicine.

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Hi Shari,

Probably the clavamox has destroyed the normal intestinal microflora.
For the time being,You can supplement,

B complex:
http://pet-supplies.drsfostersmith.com/petsupplies/Vitamin-B-Complex-For-Cats

Probiotics:

https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Mercola-Complete-Probiotics-Pets/dp/B005IW1GOY?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B005IW1GOY&linkCode=xm2&redirect=true&tag=healhand-20


Keep him rehydrated all the time:

Ringer's lactate with 5 percent Dextrose in water and  Pedialyte are suitable for cats.

Please follow your vets advice regarding other tests to be done,so as to rule out underlying diseases,if any.  

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Dr S Bindu Anand

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Large and Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Farm Management,Preventive medicine http://binduanand.webs.com/

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A Senior Veterinary Surgeon with more than 25 years’ experience in the field of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. Mixed animal Practice that will utilize my skills in medicine and surgery, public health, client relations, and developing relationships within the community, such as humane society

Organizations
Veterinary Consultant with Department of Animal Resources,Ministry of Environment,State of Qatar (Present). Animal Husbandry Department, Government of Kerala, India. Oakland's Park, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Severnside Veterinary Center, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. Saud Bahwan Group, Sultanate of Oman. Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union,Kerala,India.

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BVSc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1990. College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur, Kerala, India under Kerala Agricultural University. Certificates Of Accomplishments- Equine Nutrition- University of Edinburgh Principles of Public Health-University of California, Irvine. AIDS- Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. General Environmental Health – EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Food Protection-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Zoonoses:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Food Safety:University of Minnesota-School of Public Health online. Occupational Safety and Health-EPHOC-Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. Rabies Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Animal Handler & Vaccinator Educator Certified -Global Alliance for Rabies Control. Wildlife Conservation-United for Wildlife

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