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Isn’t able to stand on back legs and panting very heavy, a

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Isn’t able to stand on back legs and panting very heavy
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: a dog
JA: Does this panting happen all the time or only sometimes? Does the dog have a cough as well?
Customer: no the panting is only after a walk
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: pepper and 8
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Pepper?
Customer: no
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Vet
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Any clue as to any answer yet?
Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Hi there, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand your concern for Pepper.

What breed are they?

When did this start?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 14 days ago.

Hi there, could you see my reply above?

How is Pepper doing?

Expert:  Linda Simmon replied 13 days ago.

Without further information it is hard for me to provide the best advice but I will certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

The concern here is that Pepper has something serious going on such as:

  • A slipped disc
  • Exacerbated arthritis
  • Internal bleeding
  • A toxin ingestion
  • Etc.

An immediate vet visit is advised to assess Pepper and make a diagnosis.

Treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g. anti inflammatories, pain relief and rest.

I do hope Pepper is back to normal very soon.