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Thank you Rebecca, the vet had squeezed her anal gland the other day, hence giving her steroids to alleviate any possible post aggrevation. She is a dog with a previous history of cholangiohepatitis but has recovered well on medication/special diet over the last 2 years. Some painkillers are contraindicated to her condition. Holding her tummy in seems to help her a bit, her breathing on the exhale is very loud and I notice the depth of this breath when I hold her tummy in. The episodes are getting more painful for her. We are trying to get her bloods done ASAP with the vet but they take a few days to come back. Seems to be worse at night.
Thank you for your advice. I will keep you informed of her progress.
Thanks so much, she's going down for blood tests 3.30pm this afternoon, they will give a preliminary in-house reading after 20 minutes but full laboratory analysis will take longer. Should be getting some pain killers too. Tyring to get another urine sample before then if possible.
(Wish dogs could talk/we could verbalise together so as to identify where the pain is coming from) !
She is now on antibiotics and another sedative (started Friday evening). Things not quite as bad but certainly not gone. Waiting to finish course of pills and see how things are
Bonnie is still experiencing the symptoms as described at the beginning. I have taken another urine sample which this time is being sent off for culture and sensitivity. I have a copy of the blood results (in-house)
ALP 874, BUN 11.97, creatinine 94, glucose 7.5, GPT/ALT 95, total protein 76, haematology looks normal apart from WBC at 21.7 and GRAN at 18.4. Hopefully urinalysis will tell if antibiotics are the right ones or she needs some more. Anything you can gleen from these results to fit in with your possible diagnoses at the beginning?