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my eight year old pug is shivering and panting now she seems

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my eight year old pug is shivering and panting now she seems to have a hard time breathing she has been taking prednizone for four days and been on antibiotic for an apparent infection the vet cant find
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  VetInternist replied 11 months ago.

VetInternist :

Hello!

VetInternist :

Is your dog eating and drinking normally?

VetInternist :

Do you know why your veterinarian prescribed the prednisone?

Customer:

no she is hardly eating or drinking she is also having a hard time walking .the vet said he ran a blood test and that she had an infection

VetInternist :

Was she having a difficulty walking before the prednisone?

VetInternist :

I will say that panting is a normal side-effect of prednisone and it is common and generally harmless. It also usually increases appetite and thirst. I am concerned that your dog is having so much difficulty, not eating, not drinking much and seems to be getting worse. I think it is time to do some additional diagnostics to see what the underlying problem is.

Customer:

well this started last saterday morning we woke up and she was shaking horribly my wife took her to the vet he said she had a fever gave her a shot and some antibiotics she perked up and seemed better untill sunday afternoon /evening i stayed up with her all night she wouldent move at all she was like a rag doll monday my wife took her back to the vet he took exrays because she seemed a little bloated as well at the time gave her another shot and put her on the prednizone and a huge pill

Customer:

sorryh dont type well

VetInternist :

it's ok. I have the time.

Customer:

and so now she is laying on her side and having a hard time breathing its like she has a stuffed nose or pnemonia

VetInternist :

Ok

VetInternist :

Do you have an emergency vet clinic nearby?

Customer:

i believe so

Customer:

my wife handles all this and she is out

VetInternist :

If you dog is laying on her side, unable to get up and is having trouble breathing she needs to be seen as soon as possible

Customer:

ok i wil take her in thank you

VetInternist :

sure thing. I hope it is just side effects of the pred, but I am really concerned about her

VetInternist :

do you have any other questions?

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Expert:  VetInternist replied 11 months ago.
I wanted to see how things went with your little pug. I hope she did well.

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