HI THERE. PAM AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME WITH A DOG ISSUE. JUST TOOK DOG TO THE VET FOR AN ISSUE WITH UNUSUAL PANTING. JUST STARTED THREE WEEKS AGO. WAS GIVEN MEDS FOR INNER EAR INFECTION. TOOK URINE SAMPLE TODAY TO TEST FOR UTI. HAVE THE HOUSE AT 65 DEGREES AND THE DOG IS STILL PANTING. WORSE AT NIGHT. IF I GIVE HIM A 81MG ASPRIN SEEMS TO BE BETTER SO HE CAN REST. WHAT SHOULD I SUGGEST TO MY VET TO CHECK NEXT?
Hi PamPanting is can be a very non-specific sign of discomfort or a metabolic problem. (A metabolic problem can mean something like diabetes, kidney disease etc). So typically a very good examination is needed, including mouth and belly (pushing on organs inside) to see if one can find any areas that are tender. Because aspirin seems to help, it could mean something is uncomfortable and the aspirin helps relieve it. If no areas are clearly tender, which can sometimes be very hard to find, then it may be good to run blood and urine tests. This will help rule out that there is underlying metaolic disease or a urinary disease. Urinary bladder diseas can also cause discomfort, so it is good to check too.So at this stage, you may have to check a bit at a time until you can sort out where the discomfort is. A bood and urine test can really help rule a lot of internal problems. I hope this helps give some ideas to pursue. Please keep me updated.Evan
Vet since 1985. Board-Certified in Vet Cancer Medicine. Private and University Practice
THE VET PUT HIM ON A THYROID MED. THINGS SEEM ALITTLE BETTER BUT STILL CATCHES HIS BREATH A FEW TIMES A NIGHT AND IN THE MORNING. GIVE ASPRIN SEEMS TO STOP. IS THERE A DEEPER PROBLEM I SHOULD HAVE THE VET CHECK. THEY ARE DOING THE THYROID MED FOR A MONTH THEN RETESTING BLOOD I BELIEVE.
HiWhat thyroid medication is he on?Did he have low thyroid levels?Did the vets xray his chest?Evan
HOW DO I PAY? NOT FINDING THE PROPER WAY INTO TO GIVE THE PAYMENT DUE.....PAM