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Hi! This is Dr. Beatty. I am reading through your notes about your dog. Give me just a minute and I will try to assist you. What is your dog's name?
I understand that your dog has been on some antibiotics for a respiratory issue and that she is not seeming to improve as well as you would expect. She is eating well but does not have a lot of energy. She seems worse at night. She is receiving all her medications by injection.
What kind of dog is she? How old is she? Did your vet tell you what the diagnosis was for her problem? Is she getting her injections at home by you or at the clinic?
I know you are worried because she doesn't seem much better over the last five days. I can give you a little more specific information if you can help me out with a few of the questions I've asked above. Without any other information, my recommendation is for you to definitely call your veterinarian and let them know that you are worried about her progress. They don't know what's happening with her and they don't know how worried they are unless you let them know. As a vet I would hate to think things are going along nicely with a patient when they aren't! Our job is not only to help your pet but also to help you understand what is going on and relieve your worry when we can!! So, I would really encourage you to give your vet a call as soon as possible to let them know that you are worried.
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Good morning. Thanks for updating me on Beauty. It sounds like you are doing everything you can to help Beauty get through her bout with Bronchitis. It also sounds like you and your veterinarian are watching her very closely. I am so pleased you reached out to us for some help and I am really, really pleased you are following up with your veterinarian regularly. I agree with your vet it will take some time for her to respond completely to the medcation and for this to clear up completely. What you describe sounds like really normal progress with her feeling better when she gets up and then getting easily tired on her short potty walk especially with the warm weather and poor air quality you describe. Just like people with bronchitis or pneumonia, these sick dogs like Beauty can take a while to improve and can feel really tired and worn out in the process. Just make sure her walks are short for until she is well again. If you have any other questions feel free to check in. If you can update me after her visit today.
Thank you for your feedback. I hope Beauty is doing well!