I am new to the board and live in the uk
I have 8 dogs of my own and currently foster of a rescue called
Irish Retriever Rescue http://www.irishretrieverrescue.com/
I am currently fostering a six year old male Golden retriever called Steel
He was with us a few weeks back and did seem to pant alot and is slightly overweight he weighs 34kg so not massively overweight.
After a few days he moved in with his new foster home where sadly he clapsed on a very slow walk.
He has come back to us yesterday to see our vet as our vet charges alot less. His panting is worse and he is salavering, his chest is always soaking wet. He pants all the time when he is awake even when he resting.
We went to the vets today and we are still none the wiser except he has a bucket full of fluid in his lungs
Hugh the vet said his pulse rate was a bit faster than normal. He has booked him in on tuesday for a chest xray and a camera down his throat to check out his voice box/larynx. He said he could have any number of problems some quite rare some quite serious, or even something very simple, but until he does some tests he doesn't want to go into much detail.
He has given him some pills today to reduce the fluid on his chest, and we are to keep him as quiet as possible, with minimal exercise. He will have a GA on Tuesday so if he copes ok while he has his tests while under the GA they will neuter him at the same time.
Poor Steel, he is a lovely dog. I pray that its nothing to major for him.
Any idea what it could be, i hate not knowing, i start googling and coming up with everything awful.