Our dog is having difficulty breathing every 15-20mins if she lays her head down to sleep, she wakes with a startle and gasps for her breath. What would you suggest if it would possibly be allergies or asthma? Would the medication Metronidazole be of help or hurt her? We have been in treatment for 6 weeks with cough pills first that and antibiotic (sulfa drug) then doxycycline which she had a reaction too causing jaundice and liver stress. She was also on steriods titrated down to 1 2xA DAY ALONG WITH ANOTHER ANTIBIOTIC AND mETRONIDAZOLE AND MEDICATION TO SETTLE HER STOMACH.sHE IS NOT EATING WELL BUT IS DRINKING WITH PERSUASION AND HAS LOST 20LBS. sHE IS A sT bERNARD AND ONLY WEIGHS 100 LBS NOW. tHE BREATHING IS OUR CONCERN FROM THE BEGINING BUT ARE NOT GETTING RESULTS.
Your pet nees to be seen by a vet for this. I would not wait too long. vetcare