Posted : 6/7/2006 6:46:18 PM
BELLIJONES and All,
Really glad to find this string..my dog Bella is doing the EXACT same thing! She is a 5 yr old border collie mix and about a month ago she started the dry heaving
thing, but only after drinking water and it was a dry heave/sneeze combo thing. I brought her to the vet and they did some x-rays which showed no blockage
. She did mention that Bella's heart looked a little small but she didn't seem concerned about that. She said dehydration could be causing that (if she's sneezing/dry heaving when she drinks and possibly not taking in enough water). They sent me home with antibiotics
and after completing the entire perscription without improvement, I brought her back to the vet (different vet in the same office). This time they told me perhaps some kind of dog type asthma or bronchial
thing. He sent me home with Theophylline and Prednisone
. Now, the dry heaves are less (still present) but she started 3 days ago with the excessive panting
. I read online that prednisone can cause that so I discontinued the meds 3 days ago as well. The panting is still there and constant...all day and night. She lives a completely stress free life, with me often and has always had run of the house.
I also notice that her nose is dry
all the time. She is drinking water (despite the sneeze/dry heave) and I try to give it to her constantly.
The vet also tested for heart worms but that came back negative
. I'm at a complete loss and sympathize with you Bellijones...my baby is not feeling well and I know it and I don't know what to do!!
How is your dog now and what steps did you take?
Does anyone have any advice?