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Is doxepin similar to Trazadone? My lab is in the process of

Is doxepin similar to Trazadone? My lab is in the process of being diagnosed with LP....almost everything else having been ruled out. When he's laying about with a respiration of ~130pm, 100-150 mgs of Trazadone seems to bring down the respirations 50% or lower, and he's able to sleep. 1500mgs of methocarbamol didn't have any effect on the rapid respirations, even after 3 doses of that level over a day. The trazadone had a positive effect within 20 minutes. I'm thinking that the anti-anxiety aspect of trazadone has a calming effect, both physically and psychologically.

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My dog has had two antibiotic treatments for kennel cough,

My dog has had two antibiotic treatments for kennel cough, plus the cough medicine. She has gone from a dry, hacking cough to a wet sounding cough. We love our dog, but it is frustrating to have spent over 400 dollars so far and she is still sick. It is not the money, it is the fact that my pet continues to be sick.Do we need to take her in for x-rays and how will having x-rays help? We believe her Kennel cough has gone to pneumonia. She is approximately 2 and a half years old adopted from Humane Society 2 years ago. She is not losing weight. She is 49 pounds. She also is usually very active and we keep her quiet as much as possible. The cough is not continuous, but is heard every hour. Mornings are her worst time for coughing.

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Gasping for air or chocking like, She was gadping for air,

Gasping for air or chocking likeJA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?Customer: She was gadping for airJA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?Customer: No whereJA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?Customer: NoJA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?Customer: Yes she is, it lasted a minuteJA: OK. No appetite problems. Is the dog having trouble peeing or pooing?Customer: No last bm was 2 days ago. She had a tooth extracted 2 weeks agoJA: How is the dog behaving differently?Customer: She just all of a sudden acted as if she were gasping/ choking like a panic attack.JA: Coughing can be worrying. The Veterinarian will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?Customer: Leia, I plan on calling her when they openJA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Leia?Customer: This is the second time this past week

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Dr. B.

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I have a question. My dog started coughing about 1 month

I have a question. My dog started coughing about 1 month ago, took him to vet and couldn't afford tons of testing, but they did do an xray of chest and saw nothing. Then, we came home and cough stopped and now he's not barking at all and sounds hoarse. He doesn't even whine. And his hearing is 98-99% gone. What do you think is going on please? He is a 12 year old boxer. Not sure eyesight is great either.

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Dr. Amanda

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My dog coughs like a cat that has a hair ball, probably does

my dog coughs like a cat that has a hair ball, probably does it about 10 to 15 times in a 24 hour time period, it seems like a sore cough and does it during the night, if we ask him to stop he seems to control it for a short time. Should I be worried?

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Dr. Peter

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Dr. Salkin - & Little Man here - New Question regarding hind

Hello again Dr. Salkin - Judy & Little Man here - New Question regarding hind leg paralysis - before this journey began Little Man was having trouble eating his kibble - he would like do that reverse sneeze or rather looked like maybe he was eating too fast and it wasn't going down wrong...that may not be related to this question but wanted to include. I read something on the internet somewhere about a dog loosing it's voice could cause paralysis in the hind quarters (can't remember where I saw it) but here is the thing he has lost his voice - when he goes to howl there is Nothing There except at the end a short (mini) sound. It has been 2 months now and our vet says he will never walk again and as long as LM is happy and healthy I can care for him - the vet did not do an MRI or CT think because of the expense. Guess I am still searching and was wondering if this is related to the voice - what is it, is there a potential for a cure if diagnosed and of course could he walk again? So there ya have it - Hope all is well with you and look forward to chatting with you again: ) Paws forever and a day! Judy & Little Man

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Dr. Michael Salkin

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My 9 year old black lab has 2 problems 1. Coughing for a

My 9 year old black lab has 2 problems1. Coughing for a week2. Large sore on top of his right paw

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Dr. Peter

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I'm a bit worried - I have an 8 year old border collie/chow

I'm a bit worried - I have an 8 year old border collie/chow mix. She's sounded a little hoarse in the past few days, and also has been panting and wanting to be outside all the timeJA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the Border collie?Customer: she's a good size dog, 65 pounds... seems fine in the evening then gets worked up when i go to bedJA: Where does the Border collie seem to hurt?Customer: she doesn't seem to have any painJA: OK. No obvious pain. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the Border collie?Customer: She had a serious illness just a year ago - I almost lost her - fever of an unknown origin but mostly the difference in behavior, hoarseness and panting

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Dr. Stacy

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My 12-year-old border collie has developed raspy breathing.

My 12-year-old border collie has developed raspy breathing. The vet thought it was a side effect of his arthritis medication, but she took him off the meds and he still has it. Otherwise, he seems fine, still interested in eating and going for walks. Any idea what might cause raspy breathing?JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?Customer: He has no wound on his foot.JA: What is the Border collie's name?Customer: Scout.JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scout?Customer: No. The vet checked him out about two weeks ago and said his heart and lungs are fine. We are just worried about him because we had a Lab three years ago, who at age 11, developed this raspy breathing and died within hours of a tumour in her liver that burst.

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