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Are we certain that these symptoms are from the tooth? I ask because I see dogs on a daily basis with even significantly damaged teeth that eat just fine. As well, fast/shallow breathing (not panting) should have nothing to do with a tooth. I just want to confirm all other possible issues have been ruled out. To rule these out would require lab work (CBC, chemistry profile w/electrolytes, urine check, thyroid screen) and X-rays to look for primary chest problems (pneumonia, heart disease) and a blood pressure screening. If all that was done and looks awesome, then I too might be inclined to look to the mouth.
What could you do today for the nausea? If not already tried and if she was my patient I might recommend you try famotidine (Pepcid AC) which you can purchase over-the-counter at any pharmacy for people and give 10 mg every 12 hours. This has no anticipated side effects and does a wonderful job to reduce stomach acid and nausea as a starting drug. Anything more powerful is prescription. You can also temp to eat using bland foods such as chicken breasts (boiled) and white rice (or substitute cottage cheese for the chicken).
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