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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Dog has alot of color in xrays, but the vet gave her

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dog has alot of white color in xrays, but the vet gave her amoxicillan, something for the cough and chest congestion. She tries to move about, but walks a little then lays down. These are the meds that were given to us, cough tabs and ciprofloxin. what should we do??
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Fluffy and about age 10
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: fluffy
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: tired, sounds like flem in the throat. is eating a little and drinks water like normal. she is going outside to pee...
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

It sounds like this may be pneumonia. In that case, I don't like to use cough suppressants. I typically treat my pneumonia dogs with a combination of Clavamox + Baytril (Enrofloxacin). I will also nebulize saline and coupage them every 4-6 hours. Most take 2-3 days in the hospital and then they go home once stable.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 months ago.

If you're able to post the x-rays here, I would be happy to look at them for you.

Otherwise, you may want to get a second opinion to nail down the diagnosis and treat a little more aggressively.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.