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Boss Man
01-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Sorry for the OT but

For the past month or so my dog has had some serious respiratory problems. It started out with what seemed to be common dog cold type issues. It proceeded to get worse and get diagnosed as bronchitis. He was given medicine but it didnt seem to get better. So we took him to another vet for another opinion where he was prescribed more medicine, to no avail. We then take him to a third vet where they tell us he was misdiagnosed as well as overdosing him on medicine, by the previous 2 vets. Now about a week ago we got him surgery a "rhynoscopy" to check for foreing objects in his nasal cavity, but it was clear, he was also given a biopsy and we recieved those results today.

The biopsy revealed that he has: Moderate, Multifocal, Lympholasmacytic and Suppurative Rhinitis.

The vet said there is no cure for this he is aware of, but he would do research tonight and give us a call tommorow. If anyone here is a Veterinarian, or has knowledge on this subject and could help in anyway i will appreciate it more than you know.

This is the happiest nicest dog, i have ever been around, and to watch him decline like this and see hime strugle is unberable to me, the poor guy can barely breath. His favorite thing in the world to do is play with his light up ball and give out kisses, and to watch him struggle over to his ball only to be able to bat at it one time without giving up kills me .If anyone has insight please please please share it. My heart is breaking over here.

Los Broncos
01-29-2009, 11:31 PM
Sorry to hear about that, people get attached to their animals.

A friend of mine just had three dogs pass in a 3 month period.

BroncoDoug
01-30-2009, 12:07 AM
I am sorry to hear that, I love my dog more then I do most people...What kind of dog is it and how old?

Boss Man
01-30-2009, 12:13 AM
I am sorry to hear that, I love my dog more then I do most people...What kind of dog is it and how old?

Hes a 5 year old mini dachsund, and he really is my best friend

Broncos_OTM
01-30-2009, 12:19 AM
Man, I love my dogs to death they are truley mans best friend. It's pretty sad but i love my dogs more then 99.9 of all people. They are the ones that always are happy to see me.

As far as being a vet, i am sorry i couldnt help you out. if i was still married to my wife. i could tell you as she is a vet.

Anyhow i'm sorry to hear about this.

Taco John
01-30-2009, 01:40 AM
My dog Ollie suffered a spinal rupture and had swelling that was about to sever the nerves that control his hind quarters. It was difficult watching him struggle just to stand up. We ended up taking him to a specialist, who did an MRI on him and determined that she could operate on him and possibly stop the damage. We put it on a credit card, and hoped for the best. Six years later, and you'd never know it ever happened. He's as happy and active as he ever was -- mmmm, maybe a little less. He's turning 13 years in June afterall.

If they figure something out, and think that they can treat him - it may be worth the expense. For us, that was the best money we ever put on credit. We don't regret a dime of it.

BroncoMan4ever
01-30-2009, 01:45 AM
i am really sorry about your dog. I know how attached you are to your dog. i have 3 and they are my little buddies. i like them more than most people i know, and have actually chosen my dogs over a girlfriend. so i hope that your dogs sinus condition can be cleared up or at least alleviated so he can return to being the dog he was.

fontaine
01-30-2009, 03:40 AM
Sorry to hear about the dog, hope the fella recovers well man.

My dog Homer had to go for a biopsy for these dark scabby spots on his belly and we get the results soon. Hope things work out for both of us.

baja
01-30-2009, 05:41 AM
Hes a 5 year old mini dachsund, and he really is my best friend


Have you fed him the same brand of dog food every day for years? You might try to change the brand he may have a food allergy. He may be allergic to wheat or some other product in his current food.

Dedhed
01-30-2009, 06:48 AM
Sorry Boss Man. I'll ask one of the Doctor's at work tomorrow if they have any ideas about how to alleviate or treat Rhinitis. Given that rhinitis is an inflammation issue I would think that prednisone might give some relief, and if there's an underlying infection a course of antibiotics would help.

We get a lot of dog owners this time of year asking if dogs can get "colds" because their dogs are coughing or breathing loudly. A lot of times it's just the dryness of the air, and particularly in long nosed dogs like a dachshund it's difficult to keep sinus membranes moist when there's no moisture in the air. I would try a humidifier, it should offer a little relief until you can figure out the best course of action with your vet.

Other than that try to think of anything from his environment that has changed recently. Did you change his food? Did you take him to a different park? Did he meet new dogs?

Boss Man
01-30-2009, 08:43 AM
Sorry Boss Man. I'll ask one of the Doctor's at work tomorrow if they have any ideas about how to alleviate or treat Rhinitis. Given that rhinitis is an inflammation issue I would think that prednisone might give some relief, and if there's an underlying infection a course of antibiotics would help.

We get a lot of dog owners this time of year asking if dogs can get "colds" because their dogs are coughing or breathing loudly. A lot of times it's just the dryness of the air, and particularly in long nosed dogs like a dachshund it's difficult to keep sinus membranes moist when there's no moisture in the air. I would try a humidifier, it should offer a little relief until you can figure out the best course of action with your vet.

Other than that try to think of anything from his environment that has changed recently. Did you change his food? Did you take him to a different park? Did he meet new dogs?
Thanks a lot. He is currently on prednisone. He had a rhymoscopy about a week ago it seemed to clear him up real well. Then they had us start to ween him of the prednisone and everything went back down hill. He is using a humidifier but it doesn't seem to help