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My 7 year old dog is freaked panting shaking we are in

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my 7 year old dog is freaked panting shaking we are in vieques no vets there was fire works in distance could it be a spider bite or centipede breathing very heavily??????
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: dog
JA: OK. I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: shaking breathing very heavy seemed freaked there was some fireworks in distance we are on vieques no vets until tuesady Could it be spider bite or centipede bite What should we do??
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: all over
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: mouth open tongues way out body shaking breathing very heavy
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Biggie Smalls 7 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smalls?
Customer: he keeps swallowing
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry that you are having this problem with Biggie. I will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Are you see any swelling?

2- Is he walking any different?

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Any vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing?

5- How much does he weigh?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
he is breathing more heavily no swelling walking slower no pre existing condition He weigs about 70 lbs boxer/labas of yet no vomitting or diarrhea or coughing
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Did the panting start after he heard the fireworks?

2- Any abdominal swelling?

3- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

4- Can you take his rectal temperature?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
breathing hard licking and open mouthed pink and black gums
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

1- Did the panting start after he heard the fireworks?

2- Any abdominal swelling? 3- Can you take his rectal temperature?
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no thermonitor
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
help
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
what should at least try to do yes it did start after fireworks but it was in the distance
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

I am trying to help you. Just trying to get a clear clinical picture.

1- Do you have buffered aspirin or/and benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Or access to a pharmacy?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
no pharmacy none of other drugs just advil
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
we have dramine
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
help please
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Friend, I want to help you and I am trying. But, I need to know how by asking you questions.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I said no aspirin have dramimime
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Is it dramamine you have? If so, how many milligrams?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

How many milligrams?

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

How many milligrams is the dramamine?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
25 mcl
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
25mcl less drossy dramamine
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i am now going to take him to people emery on this remote island
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.

I am sorry that you are having this problem with your dog away from a vet. The symptoms that you are describing certainly could be secondary to an insect bite. Or, he could be stressed from hearing the fireworks. Start him on Dramamine 25mg 5 tablets every 8 hours; this will help in case his symptoms are related to a histamine reaction from an insect bite. I would look among friends or neighbors for aspirin you can give him Aspirin 325mg every 12 hours (preferably buffered aspirin), this will help with inflammation and pain. Do Not give ibuprofen or any other type of over the counter pain killers. If you go to a human hospital perhaps they can give you Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg give him 5 tablets every 12 hours, it will be better than Dramamine because he has a sedative effect as well. And, I am certain they will have Aspirin. Follow up with your family veterinarian.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter

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