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my dog is half pit n half chow and only 3 months ...

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my dog is half pit n half chow and only 3 months old, she sleeps all the time, dosnt bark, seems scared, never wags her tail-really seems sad or in pain all the time, and seems to be really weak. im not sure if she really eats well because i never see her eat but we have another dog who shares her food. what could be wrong with her? every time i come home she climbs into my lap and whines, and her breathing in really fast.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.
Hi Stevo,

How long have you had her?
Has she had any vaccinations?
Have you dewormed her?
It is important to know if she is eating or not?
Is she drinking?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Reply to Jane Lefler's Post: I have had her for like 2 or 3 months she is 5months now she had parvo when she was 9 weeks but she beat that no vaccs and no deworm she has been eating and drinking
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 6 years ago.
Stevo,

You are going to need to separate the dogs when feeding to be sure she is getting adequate nutrition and eating. You should also deworm her as internal parasites can definitely cause a dog discomfort. Common dewormers are Panacur, which is a prescription product so you need to obtain it from your Vet and it works on roundworms and whipworms. Wormers labeled as Pyrantel Pamoate are the best over the counter medication for roundworms. Drontal plus is also a prescription product and is used for the treatment of Tapeworms, though dewormers with praziquantel work well against tapeworms.   Revolution and Interceptor as well as other heartworm medications.

Many different things can cause constant panting. Heavy panting can be caused by heart problems, lung problems, fever, or bronchitis. You can read about this here:
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/panting-in-dogs/page1.aspx

Dogs pant for various reasons. They pant to cool down, but they also pant when they are under stress, in pain, or afraid. There can also be medical causes such as neurological problems, respiratory disorders, and Heart problems such as heartworm, anemia, and fever.

It may be that she is coming into heat causing some hormonal changes putting her under stress and causing some panting. Keep an eye on her vulva for swelling and possible blood show to indicate her heat cycle has started. You will want to keep her away from other dogs as she is not mature enough to be carrying puppies herself yet.

I would have her seen to at least get her vaccinated. She may have survived Parvo, but she is still able to contract distemper and other diseases that the puppy vaccination will help prevent. Also, most states require that dogs be vaccinated for rabies at 16 weeks of age.

I hope this information is helpful to you.
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