Dog Will Not Eat And Breathing Is Fast And Shallow. Can You Help?

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Respiratory difficulty is always an emergency--it can be a sign of impending shock.  Your dog needs to be examined by a veterinarian immediately.  The main problem could be in the respiratory tract.  The breathing pattern could also be a response to a pain source in another part of the body. 

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He had hip surgery 7 weeks ago. I took him to the vet yesterday and the vet attributed the breathing to pain. He received a shot yesterday and is on Previcox (one dose today). I would think that if the breathing was because of the pain, wouldn't the breathing improve with the shot and the Previcox? It has not and he still is not eating.
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himanshu sharma answered
Don't take it lightly your dog might be having respiratory problem or might be suffering from fever or something else your dog need to be diagnosed early
consult your vet immediately   
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Went to vet yesterday; no fever. Hip surgery seven weeks ago; vet attributed pain to breathing - quick and shallow. Rec'd a shot in the office and Previcox (one dose today). No change in breathing and still not eating.
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There are a lot of problems that can lead to rapid respiratory rates. Upper airway disorders such as nostrils that are too narrow, obstructions in the
nasal cavity, pharyngeal disorders, laryngeal paralysis, tracheal collapse and tracheal parasites can cause rapid respiratory rates. Lower airway disorders such as bronchial constrictions (allergic, asthmatic, etc) can also do this. Heart and circulatory disorders such as heartworms, anemia and bleeding disorders can lead to increased respiratory rates. Injuries to the chest, ribs, sternum (including congenital defects) or the abdominal cavity which cause pain or bleeding can lead to increased respiratory rates. Things that cause fluid to accumulate in the chest cavity (cancer, heart disease, heartworms) can raise respiratory rates. I think that pain
alone can do this and in stress your dog is not eating.
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My dog was sleeping and got up and was still breathing fast and only ate super small proportions like a worm she found while on walk with me.she is a bichon frise about 2 human years old was grunt in family(very small)

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