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    Default Daisy Short of Breath on Rimadyl

    My Daisy (9 month old) started taking little short breaths this morning. She was urping up a little in the morning on an empty stomach over the last few days. I thought that was related to the Rimadyl med she has been taking since the 7th for some shoulder pain. Stomach upset is a known side effect of that drug. But when I got her to the vet this morning, an X-Ray showed a diffuse pattern across all of both lungs. The vet didn't know what to make of it, and sent the image to a radiologist for diagnosis. The vet said it might be fungal, or bacteria, or allergic, or ? They are testing, etc. She's in hospital on IV for fluids and prophylactic antibiotics.

    My question: Have any of your dogs experienced breathing difficulty associated with Rimadyl, or an allergic reaction involving the lungs?

    I'm terribly worried. Thanks for any help!

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    Default Re: Daisy Short of Breath on Rimadyl

    I would get your bully off Rimadyl, as you know it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and even liver damage. The shortness of breath could be coming from her vomiting and she may have aspirated some vomit, and it can lead to pneumonia. hopefully the antibiotics will help her and she can go home soon. We will keep her in our thoughts.
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    Davidh, thanks SO much for you help and concern. Unfortunately, I'm all too familiar with aspiration pneumonia, and this isn't it. Daisy's X-Ray showed a diffuse pattern in all areas of the lung. Aspiration pneumonia would look quite different. And, yes, I've ordered her off the Rimadyl. I only wish I had done it sooner. Actually, I'm hopeful that's the cause of her problems. If so, she should be getting better at once. Still, does anyone out there have experience with anything resembling Daisy's problem? Thanks!

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    I'm sorry I don't have any experience or advice on Rimadyl, I just wanted to send love and prayers to you and Daisy. I hope it was just the medication and now that's she's off of it, she gets better, or if not the medication, I hope they figure out what is causing her symptoms and she gets well soon. Feel better sweet Daisy.
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    No experience here either, poor thing. Hope she gets better quickly.

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    Default Re: Daisy Short of Breath on Rimadyl

    I have extensive experience with Rimadyl. Not with Bully's but Dobie's and a Rottie. I know many have negative thoughts on Rimadyl..and Bully's might very possibly react differently. But even with long term use age, we never experienced anything like this. I'm thinking her shortness of breath is more a reaction to her being in pain from whatever is going on with her lungs. I hope you can figure it out quickly and Daisy is ok.

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    I've never had a dog on that particular medication before either. I did want you to know that Daisy is in my prayers, and hopefully your vet will have an answer soon!

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    Praying that Daisy gets well soon. Hopefully you will have answers today.

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    No experience here but sure understand your fear and concern for you bully. Please be sure to keep us posted on what you find out and how she is. We really do care around here! We do.

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    I also have extensive experience with Rimadyl, it's a very powerful anti-inflammatory. My pitty was on it for years and never had any issues. I know, as with other drugs for dogs, that they can have an adverse reaction to it and some even die. For us, it was a wonderful drug and I'd use it again. Let us know what your vet says.
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    Default Re: Daisy Short of Breath on Rimadyl

    Mack was on Rimadyl for a couple of years. I thought it was upsetting his stomach but then had him tested for food allergies and it turned out he was allergic to most of the ingredients in his food. I got him on a limited ingredient food that he wasn't allergic to and no more stomach issues! He had no problem with Rimadyl.

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