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My border collie is brething hard an i can't afford a vet wat

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My border collie is brething hard an i can't afford a vet wat can i give her
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr. Deb. I recently came online and see that your question about Roxy hasn't been answered. I'm so sorry that you've had to wait for a response, but if you still need assistance, I'd like to help if I can. If she's still breathing hard, then this behavior may be secondary to a fever or possibly pain. If you have a thermometer, you can double check her temperature; normal is between 100 and 102.5Of course, there are other possible explanations such as a problem with her heart or lungs although it may not be immediately obvious what the underlying cause might be. Regardless, as long as she's not vomiting and isn't currently taking any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory or steroid medication, Aspirin can be given at a dose of 10 mg per pound of body weight twice a day, with food to avoid stomach upset. This drug has anti-pain and anti-fever properties which may be helpful in this situation. Unfortunately, if she continues to behave this way, then a vet visit would be prudent if at all possible since there aren't any other over the counter medications which I could suggest for her. I hope this helps although, again, my profuse apologies for the delayed reply. Deb