Poor Maybull. She was having trouble breathing starting about a month ago. She's wake up, pull her front end up, lift her head and breathe like she was having trouble getting air. I called the vet who said, "Bulldogs make noises," but I said, "This is different." We took a video and sent it the the vet and he had her come in. THEN, he referred her to a dog cardiologist.
She's had two sets of x-rays and was put on antibiotics. Really, really expensive antibiotics. She's been on the pills for about three weeks and they renewed her perscriptions. That's about $660 a round, not counting the x-rays and the checkups. There are more tests and xrays to follow. But, she's feeling much better. Plus, the vet and the specility vet has been very good about helping us find the best price for what Maybull needs.
My attitude is, spare no expense. She's my little heartbeat and as long as she's not in pain or serious discomfort, I'll get her what she needs. (I can do without a few luxuries, like food, until she's all better.)
She doesn't like taking her pills, though. WE started hiding them in thinly sliced turkey and then she got wise to that. Then, it was cheese. (Expensive cheese). Then it was pills tucked into ravioli. Then wrapped in ground beef. Today, David fried up the little beef meat ball enough so that it smelled yummy and she ate them. The vet tech suggested squeeze cheeze. We have to give her four pills 2x a day until the second week in June. Any suggestions?