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1- Did your vet do any testing like xrays or blood work?
2- Is he currently on any medications?
3- Any vomiting?
4- Is he panting?
5- Is he eating and drinking?
6- Is he lethargic?
7- Any other symptoms?
1- I will assume his heart & lungs were normal, correct?
3- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?
4- Can you take his rectal temperature?
1- Does he still have diarrhea?
2- Can you re-check his temperature?
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Friend, the increase in breathing could be related to the fever; for this reason it is important to re-check his temperature and see if it is getting worst. The normal temperature in a dog is between 99.5-102.5 F.
I would recommend you pick up a digital thermometer in your local pharmacy and recheck his temperature. If the temperature is normal then the breathing could be a sign of discomfort. Having a history of diarrhea, fever and unresponsive to antibiotics I would want to rule out a foreign body in the gastrointestinal tract. Though the xrays were normal he may need additional testing like an abdominal ultrasound. You see, there are certain types of foreign body that are not seen on plain xrays. For now though the first place to start would be rechecking his temperature. If you can not do this I would have him rechecked by a vet today.
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