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Rats sounding like puppy crying
Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:17 PM
My one boy Jerry has been having chronic respiratory issues. He was on Doxy and then Doxy and Enrovet, but now he is unwell again. He used to make that typical respiratory infection sounds, but lately he sounds like a puppy crying/whining. Has anyone ever experienced this? He sounds very congested, but even nebulizing doesn't seen to bring any relief. I am at wits end...
Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:29 AM
Has your vet tried any other antibiotics? Like Zithromax, Clavet, Flagyl, Amaoxicillin, or combos of any of those?
And has your vet tried him on heart meds like Enocard (Enalapril), Furosemide (Lasix) or Vetmedin to see if it's not pulmonary oedema from CHF? Usually if what appears to be a respiratory infection does not respond to antibiotics then there's a chance it's heart related instead. If he hasn't done any x-rays then that will tell you if the lungs have any signs of serious infection or abscessing or whether they are fairly clear and the heart looks enlarged.
My girl Bubbles has been noisy her whole life from congested snotty sounds to wheezing. X-rays and consults can't pick up anything in the lungs besides something weird happenign around her heart. We've tried antihistamines, antibiotics and are now putting her on heart meds to see if that makes any difference.
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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:25 PM
for both of you, been there, not easy when everything we try doesn't work.
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Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo
RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever
Posted 27 June 2017 - 06:20 AM
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