I haven't given any more carprofen to Ace since yesterday, he usually eats like a horse and was still doing so after the injury but a few days after medication and he has just about quit eating. Also his face has become a mess with tear staining and scratching so much its almost raw. I attribute it to the medication as nothing else has changed. His shedding is worse and coat is more brittle and his stools are darker as well, so all in all I suspect the medication and ceased giving it. The medication didn't appear to be doing that much for him anyway, he doesn't favor or limp any worse with or without the medication.
Tim, have you talked to your Vet about this med not being effective as well as the itching?
Maybe giving another med to counteract such itching (I know we hate giving MORE meds)
but short term it may be needed so infections don't develop. I know that virgin coconut oil
(you can find in Walmart) is good to warm in hand (it's in solid form) than apply to skin. It
helps heal as well as being anti microbial, anti viral, anti fungal, etc and will help w/itch altho
sounds like this is extreme itch. Get the cold pressed, organic and can give this internally as
well, start out with 1 tsp daily (Nature's Way, EfaGold Coconut Oil). Use as a topper, it may
encourage appetite, they love the taste. It will promote all the above from internally use.
Good luck, Tim & Ace! Let us know what happens w/x-rays.