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Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?
1) How is she doing at this time? 2) Has she held any food down since your post? 3) Still vomiting?
The heavy panting, twitching and swollen legs are all likely linked with pain. If she is not receiving something to help with the discomfort, I would talk to your vet about doing this. Pain alone can also reduce a pet's appetite. Something so small as giving relief from discomfort may change her symptoms drastically. While she likely doesn't qualify for NSAID usage, a medication like tramadol should be able to be used in her with the medication that she's already on. I would see if they will at least prescribe a trial to see if this helps her. Obviously with the swelling in her back legs and the fever, she's not feeling well. The antibiotics will help if infection is present, but it does not address discomfort.Let me know if I can help further.