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Having a hard time...

Having a hard time breathing. Has been to ER vet 2X, and my regular vet 2X.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

9 weeks olg, maybe 10

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

Now he tries to sleep with his head propped up on the edge of dog bed. He sits on back legs, stands on front legs, with his neck all stretched out.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?

Lil Jim.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lil?

He has had chest xray a week ago, with no signs of pnuemonia. He wont eat now, I have had to syringe feed him the soft high energy food from vet

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
He is now on a second antibiotic, with zero improvement this time. First antibiotic, we got to a point where he had some energy, thought he was getting better, then he relapsed. Medication never stopped. Constant gurgling, but vets tell me its not really in his lungs like pnuemonia but a URI. Green thick mucus was what we started with, and that has stopped producing, but he still has yellow residue at times. Everytime he goes to lay down, he looks distressed and has to sit up, like he is drowning or something. I am thinking he needs to see vet again today, but I dont know what to do to help him. It will be two fulls weeks of this come Sunday. He is running out of time. No swabs have been done, dont know if its canine flu or otherwise. I need answers and direction to help him.
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

I am very sorry to see that no one has reached out to you before now. How is your companion at this time? Has anyone discussed sending you to a specialist, if they don't have one on staff at the local ER?

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