Trouble breathing?

hi, our basenji has had trouble breathing and vomitted twice.
she's at the vet now. they put her through oxygen and doing some xrays on her lungs? any idea if this is normal? or anyone has had this experience. she's just over 12 months.

thnks
chilli's mum

@chilli07:

hi, our basenji has had trouble breathing and vomitted twice.
she's at the vet now. they put her through oxygen and doing some xrays on her lungs? any idea if this is normal? or anyone has had this experience. she's just over 12 months.

thnks
chilli's mum

I would say certainly not normal… please let us know how she is doing...

Is it possible that she was bitten by a bug/spider/bee?...

ok thanks. not too sure. maybe she got bitten by spider? i'll post up what the vet says.

thnks.

Is this something that just happened today? And if just happening today, I would think maybe a reaction to a bite of some kind….

vet says it could be pnemonia or something bronchial? they won't give her any antibiotics until they take liquid samples from her lungs. Which means they need to put her down anaesthetic?

Heres hoping chilli feels better soon !!!!

@chilli07:

vet says it could be pnemonia or something bronchial? they won't give her any antibiotics until they take liquid samples from her lungs. Which means they need to put her down anaesthetic?

So has this been going on for a while?….. and not something that just started?..... I would think (and of course I am not a Vet) that is there was fluid in her lungs.. they would hear that by listening to them?

We got Topper at 1 1/2 years, and within 6 months he had really bad pneumonia, the vet thought he must have had it for along time. We battled it for several years, and now at 12 + he has asthma. I know of several dogs lately diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia who were really sick, not sure why, but if they vomit and inhale it can result in bad pneumonia. Good thoughts for your girl, getting the lung fluid is good, you don't waste time with the wrong antibiotics like we did years ago. This is not "normal" but not unheard of, either. Glad you got her to the vet right away.

Anne in Tampa

Hugs and do let us know.
Hugs, hugs, hugs.

Hang in there Chili (and Chilis mom). Just a baby - we're all pulling for you

thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. I just left her at another hospital which i feel more comfortable. though the 25 min trip from one hospital to the other stressed her out a bit more. She's now in icu with some more oxygen to help her. the lung test will be done today and samples will be sent out to see if she has pneumonia or maybe just allergic to something. hopefully just allergy so atleast it can be prevented than pneumonia sounds more serious. anyway, thanks again for all the well wishes and i'll keep u updated as to her condition when i hear back from the vet.

We are keeping you and Chili in our thoughts.

We got Topper at 1 1/2 years, and within 6 months he had really bad pneumonia, the vet thought he must have had it for along time. We battled it for several years, and now at 12 + he has asthma. I know of several dogs lately diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia who were really sick, not sure why, but if they vomit and inhale it can result in bad pneumonia. Good thoughts for your girl, getting the lung fluid is good, you don't waste time with the wrong antibiotics like we did years ago. This is not "normal" but not unheard of, either. Glad you got her to the vet right away.

Anne in Tampa

hi,
chilli is still hospital having the lung wash & i'll find out in a few hours how she's going. just a quick question, it might be different here in oz but what antibiotics was topper given with his pneumonia? also, how susceptible are they to cold weather. It doesn't snow in melbourne but it does get cold, now that it's middle of winter not sure if we should be keeping her inside the house / garage while we're at work rather than being outdoors. they do have a kennel, just not sure if its enough??

think i was meant to put a reply on this before posting

Here's hoping the vet figures it out soon and treatment can get started.
Hugs and more hugs.

picked up chilli tonight from the hospital, the vet didn't find anything wrong with her lungs (thankfully). Not pneumonia or anything to do with bronchitis which is great news. However, they tell me that she must've had an allergic reaction to something?? Now i have to figure out what that was??? any suggestions on what basenji's maybe allergic too. The vet also said that it was like she had asthma or similar type of attack???? hmm, well have to keep thinking on what it could've been as it happen so suddenly (first time!). She seems to be back to her old self after spending 2 nights at strange place. Though she's a little bit growly towards her Saki. Am happy she's back at home and nothing too serious with her..thanks again for the kind thoughts!!

I would think that maybe it was some type of bug bite….

Have you talked to her breeder about it?

Maybe a bee sting?
BaMicas mom

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