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05 Feb 2004

DOG WITH LUNG INFECTION
MY 2 YEAR OLD MINIATURE DOBERMAN PINCHER WENT FOR A SPADE AND LEG OPERATION. DURING THE ANAESTHETIC SHE STARTED TO VOMIT. LIQUID KEPT RUNNING OUT OF HER NOSE DURING THE OP. THE DR TOLD US THAT SHE INHALED STOMACH FLUID AND WILL MOST LIKELY END UP WITH PNEUMONIA. HER NOSE IS VERY CONGESTIC AND HER TROUTH INFLAMMED. THE DR PRESCRIBED BISOLVIN AND AN ANTIBIOTIC. BUT IT DOES NOT SEEMS TO WORK. ARE THERE ANYTHING I CAN USE TO HELP HER BREATH EASIER. I HATE IT TO SEE HER SUFFER. PLEASE HELP!!!!
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CyberVet
cybervet

01 Jan 0001

I hope your little dog is better by now. The treatment he prescribed is correct, however you should not expect immediate response. Aspiration pneumonia is very serious, and while antibiotic treatment is essential, the lungs first need to clear up all the foreign materials that was inhaled. This can take many days. In some cases, however, aspiration pneumonia can be fatal. I hope things are better by now. Good luck!

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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