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Sally has just been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis. She's 12 1/2yrs and we've had her for just 3 years. She has always been a "mouth breather" and does a hard hacking type cough frequently. Only recently have we noticed that she seems to tire out more easily and pants a lot more. The diagnosis was made from a chest x-ray (with second opinion as well). As soon as our regular Vet returns from vacation we will find out about treatment options.

 

Just wondering if anyone else has a greyhound with bronchitis and what did you do for treatment?

 

:gh_lay

 

 

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Was there any determination of if it is viral or bacterial? Has a cardiologist reviewed the

x-rays?

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Was there any determination of if it is viral or bacterial? Has a cardiologist reviewed the

x-rays?

 

As soon as our Vet returns we will have him do further tests (tracheal wash?) to see if it is viral or bacterial. Yes, her x-rays were sent to a cardiologist for a second opinion.

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Was there any determination of if it is viral or bacterial? Has a cardiologist reviewed the

x-rays?

 

As soon as our Vet returns we will have him do further tests (tracheal wash?) to see if it is viral or bacterial. Yes, her x-rays were sent to a cardiologist for a second opinion.

 

Sending prayers and gentle ear scritches for Sally. :hope:grouphug

Greyhound angels at the bridge- Casey, Charlie, Maggie, Molly, Renie, Lucy & Teddy. Beagle angels Peanut and Charlie. And to all the 4 legged Bridge souls who have touched my heart, thank you. When a greyhound looks into you eyes it seems they touch your very soul.

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more then he loves himself". Josh Billings

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Has she been tested for any of the fungus (don't know what plural of fungus is--fungi?) TBDs?

 

There have been several greys up in WI that had fungal issues.

 

Have you emailed Ohio State for an opinion?

 

Sending prayers!

We also had a CBC panel done at the same time. Her results all came back normal, no sign of TBDs. Can you give me contact info for Ohio State?

 

Thanks!

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no sign of TBDs

 

CBC will not tell you. Not all dogs have a decreased platelet count or red blood count or increased white blood count. Also, found out something interesting. On a PCR many greys tested postive for e ewingii There is not a test for it specifically re blood draws. I wonder if this is why so many greys test "negative" yet respond to doxy. I have to double check, but I think the group tested was in Iowa. E ewingii is transmitted by the lone star tick. I'll update probably tomorrow as I am going to try & talk with Dr. Holland at Protatek.

 

Consult: greyosu@osu.edu

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My 14 year old Jack Russell was having some chronic bronchitis and not doing very well. I took him to a specialist who diagnosed him with high blood pressure - this was causing problems in his lungs, heart, and eyes. He gets 1/2 a pill every day and is doing great. Has your dog had his blood pressure checked?

 

Just a thought.

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Where in WI are you? Close enough to go to Madison? The small animal clinic at the univ. there is awesome.

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Where in WI are you? Close enough to go to Madison? The small animal clinic at the univ. there is awesome.

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Do you have a contact email at that clinic? I live a couple hours from Madison.

 

 

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Info about the clinic at UW-Madison with phone number etc. is here: http://vmthpub.vetmed.wisc.edu/about/

 

When I went, I don't think they were doing appointments on Friday?

 

Your vet can refer you but doesn't have to. You can just call up, tell them what's going on, and get an appointment.

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Thanks for the advise and info regarding Sally. I have made an appt for Sept 4th with our regular vet for consultation. I've also emailed Ohio State for opinion as well. Will keep the info for UW-Madison close at hand.

 

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