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I'm currently treating my dog 's Disease. He had previously

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I'm currently treating my dog for Lyme's Disease. He had previously tested positive when we first found him as a stray and treated him with a course of antibiotics then just as I am now. Original symptoms were quick breathing (not quite what I would call panting) distended stomach and he wouldn't stand for very long but would walk forever if you would let him. He had no fever and a healthy appetite. He's been on Doxycycline for almost 2 weeks and he is more playful and standing longer but the breathing hasn't changed (and didn't change when I was giving him Duramaxx for pain) and stomach hasn't gone down much. The symptoms don't seem to add up right and the doctor didn't send the blood out as I've read he should have done for a dog who has previously tested positive. Does this sound right or should he see another vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  YourPetVet replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. I am concerned that there is an additional problem going on with the distended stomach and heavy breathing.
Expert:  YourPetVet replied 1 year ago.
I recommend that you have your dog's blood work done and also have his abdomen x-rayed and or ultrasound done
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What do you think the problem could be?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Or if it's quicker, could you tell me online what you think might be causing this?
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