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Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: MaxaLisa] #305088
01/05/14 04:44 AM
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Sooooooo I have questions....

1.what in the #$@@ could be causing. Handsome to breathe so rapid all the time?
His heartworm test was neg. His heart is a little smaller than it should be, his blood labs all came back great, hhe breathes so darn fast and deep he just got done running-but it's all the time. The Dr's say its bc of his back-but I'm calling bs.
Bc he does it when he's on his pain meds too. The only time he doesn't is when he take his p.m. sedative (ace-something rather) so he wont gain weight bc hes breathing so fast all the time-and he's normal otberwise. ..

My head hurts
And my wallet does even more so!

Re: underweight, lack of appetite,rapid breathing [Re: companionmom] #305091
01/05/14 05:44 AM
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It could be pain, and if medicated, it could then be the drugs.

If the heart is undersized, the question is whether that is normal, or if that is from a different process, where the fluids in the body are not properly controlled by hormones and/or transmitters. This is sometimes seen in dogs with Addison's, but they should also see that the pulmonary vasculature (I think I have those names right) would also be not normal.

Chronic infection can make him pant more, such as a tick disease, or some of the diseases that we may not have tests for - may depend where he was before. Would be interesting to see his bloodwork.

I will say that I had a shepherd that had some issues like this. Ultrasounds, echocardiograms, xrays, blood tests, we never found out exactly what it was. I did find that this product helped the most: We had no explanation for why it helped, but we guessed it was either hormonal or a neurotransmitter.

Last edited by MaxaLisa; 01/05/14 06:27 AM.

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