Hi,mate I've got a 3-4 yr old kelpie x and a 6-7yr old boxer
x kelpie/ridgeback/bull Arab the boxer has had a bit of a throaty sort of cough and sneezes for 6 to 12 months on and off but the last couple of weeks she's had a runny nose
that occasionally drips constantly and she seems somewhat lethargic most of the time but has heaps of energy when it's time to go to the beach or for a walk..it looks as though there is a bit of swelling around the kidney area on both sides and the feel rather hard .. she has had kidney problems before but has been ok since a diet change but she got barrelled over by a 4wd on the beach about 6months ago and it seems to have slowly gotten worse since but now in the last 1/2 weeks my kelpie X has started sneezing
and has a running nose and a cough and is started to pant heavily also and is getting slightly lethargic too..I'm 500 kilometres from the nearest vet and am starting to worry a bit now.. any thoughts.. I'm thinking the symptoms may indicate hepatitis/distemper
?? Maybe? Hi happy new year
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks. Same to you!
Customer: I just don't know what's going on I'm starting to freak out now because I'm so far away from the vet now both of them are doing the same thing
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help X. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about X?
Customer: That's about all I can think of at the moment