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    My 10 month lab breathing fast and sleeps a lot

    Hi,

    I've been searching the internet for all the causes and illness, but I'm stuck. So this is the situation. We are living in a small town, and 10 days before, my Labrador retriever was bitten by a tick. I thought nothing serious and removed that tick myself. Four days passed, I was walking in a park with my lab(it was a sunny hot day) and when we get back home I noticed that he started panting fast and heavily even when lying on the ground.

    I thought something is wrong and took him straight to our local vet. Told him about that tick and he injected something against Babesiosis. Also some antibiotics. My dog's body temperature was 102. Now he has been on antibiotics course for 5 days and his condition is getting even worse.

    He is very tired all the time, wants to lie, sleeps all day, breathing fast and drinks lots of water. Urinates for like a minute, but not that frequently. Eating is normal and he wants to eat, also no diarrhea. Today that vet tested a urine sample and said that everything looks normal. He doesn't know what could be that inflammation cause... I don't know what to do, how to help my boy and it's breaking my heart

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    Re: My 10 month lab breathing fast and sleeps a lot

    I'd get a second opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francl27 View Post
    I'd get a second opinion.
    I'm taking him to another vet tomorrow who will perform a blood test. I hope it shows something so we could start the right treatment...

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    Definitely get a second opinion. with a full blood panel and a tick borne disease snap test. Labs are prone to a condition called Exercise Induced Collapse, but his symptoms aren't typical. More info on that here. https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions...ador_retriever
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    Stop whatever you're feeding the dog. Most people don't think pet food (PF) can make a dog seriously sick, but it's true. A Vet won't discover the problem until it begins to shut down the kidney or liver function. Hills recently has a recall on designated formulas due to excessive Vit. D (premix). But they also make Science Diet. The premix supplier name won't be released, so there's no way to know if they've supplied that mistake to other brands as well. Also there is a higher incidence of Pentobarbital in PF now, which the FDA turns a blind eye to. Not all ingredients come from protein sources (meat, chicken) that have been intentionally slaughtered for consumption, meaning euthanized animals (usually livestock, also have heard many racehorses are put down) can also be included. Not all batches of PF are created equally either. Some may be exposed to dangerous levels of pesticide (in rail car transport, or warehouse rodent prevention). That's why PF illnesses are sporadic and scattered among brands which makes it difficult to nail any single company. Read the Truth About Pet Food https://truthaboutpetfood.com/did-mo...o-to-pet-food/ (from which DogAdvisor gets most of their information). The newsletter does not sell ANY advertising, makes no noney, takes no kickbacks and it is a free subscription. The information is gained through solid research, and inside sources. It can not afford to be erroneous, or would be sued. It is funded by donations. And has existed for a decade.

    But at the very least get a second opinion, ideally at a veterinary teaching school, or with a holistic vet. The dog could be suffering from any number of things. DCM is also a running issue, partly the result of all the "no-grain" PF filled with pea protein (instead of real meat).
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    same symptoms as my girl.. straight up Lymes disease... needs steroids and different antibiotics... medical professional experience here 30 plus years...

    I've been searching the internet for all the causes and illness, but I'm stuck. So this is the situation. We are living in a small town, and 10 days before, my Labrador retriever was bitten by a tick. I thought nothing serious and removed that tick myself. Four days passed, I was walking in a park with my lab(it was a sunny hot day) and when we get back home I noticed that he started panting fast and heavily even when lying on the ground.

    I thought something is wrong and took him straight to our local vet. Told him about that tick and he injected something against Babesiosis. Also some antibiotics. My dog's body temperature was 102. Now he has been on antibiotics course for 5 days and his condition is getting even worse.

    He is very tired all the time, wants to lie, sleeps all day, breathing fast and drinks lots of water. Urinates for like a minute, but not that frequently. Eating is normal and he wants to eat, also no diarrhea. Today that vet tested a urine sample and said that everything looks normal. He doesn't know what could be that inflammation cause... I don't know what to do, how to help my boy and it's breaking my heart <img src="https://www.dogforums.com/images/smilies/frown.png" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />[/QUOTE]
    Quote Originally Posted by grundig View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Francl27 View Post
    I'd get a second opinion.
    I'm taking him to another vet tomorrow who will perform a blood test. I hope it shows something so we could start the right treatment...

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    Re: My 10 month lab breathing fast and sleeps a lot

    Any update?

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    Re: My 10 month lab breathing fast and sleeps a lot

    This. PF is often dangerous and could be triggering these symptoms evens more. Please look into the nutritional relationship between his food and physical performance.
    There are also pet foods that have medicinal-like qualities that may be able to assist in recovery. I've used Buddy Custard and seen changes with my dog, also, he likes it so that helps.
    Hope this helps!

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