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Chihuahua having side effects of RX

Posted by shaun (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 19, 09 at 20:30

The vet prescribed Temaril-P for my dog and today is Day 3 of taking 1 pill 2 x a day.

Today I started weaning him off this (as instructed by vet)and he's had 1/2 pill this morning and 1/2 tonight.

The problem is that he is drinking a ton of water and then having to go potty every 20 minutes or so. I dont know if I should remove the water for the night or just let him continue to drink it.

Is this something I should call the vet about? I hate to bother them at night if it's not an emergency.

What do you all think?

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RE: Chihuahua having side effects of RX

Excessive thirst is a side effect of the drug. I would not hold back water since there's nothing worse than being thirsty and no water is available!

Do you have a collapsible pen you can keep him in for the night? Maybe you could leave him a pee pad in the pen or crate to help you & him get thru the night.

I think you'll be ok to wait until tomorrow to call the vet. Won't hurt to followup and let them know if the excessive thirst continues since you're weaning him off the med.

RE: Chihuahua having side effects of RX

Thank you annz.

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