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my golden retriever is sick
hello all, ive been browsing through the internet for information on golden retriever illnesses etc and decided to ask people who have had goldens themselves if they have seen similar symptoms to what my dog is going through in their own pet...
two nights ago my golden retriever, fred, was fine. as of yesterday my father and my brother started telling me they thought fred was deaf and that he had stopped eating - something that has never happened before. i heard him vomiting in my back yard and he vomited once two days ago but we thought nothing of it. as of yesterday he has been laying motionless except for when we try to move him into another room to be with us. he has trouble breathing, and by trouble breathing i mean a sort of panting which is not a common occurance... his stomach has also been girating or vibrating while he was laying down, as if he was having a muscle spasm. he has a warm, dry nose and totally lacks energy - i do not believe he is deaf as he reacts to me sometimes when i talk to him, but maybe that he just doesnt want to move to look at us. we took him to the vet today to get blood work, etc, they told my father that he has liquid in his lungs, which is probably why he has been struggling breathing. i was wondering if any of you have had dogs which have had these similar symptoms, and what the outcome was. my dog is 12-13 years old, purebread. he has had no previous health complications besides physical ailments such as cuts, and some bad teeth.
any help would be appreciated ASAP, seeing as how this may be a life or death matter within the coming days. i am looking for possible diseases/disorders to recommend my vet check out.
symptoms in short: not eating, low energy, panting/struggles with breathing, vomiting, warm & dry nose, sudden onset of deafness (possible)
Last edited by Vierka; 01-15-2007 at 08:45 PM.