Persil is sick. The night before last I noticed that her breathing seemed fast, though not from her mouth - her sides were heaving. All her other behaviour seemed normal, so I thought maybe I was being paranoid. Yesterday it seemed slightly worse - as if she was panting with her mouth closed. And her coat was 'staring' slightly. So I took her to the vet this morning. And he says maybe she has parasites in her lungs, which seem congested, though there is no runny nose or coughing. He gave her an anti-parasite injection, an antibiotic and a vitamin, and I must take her back tomorrow. The vet can't tell me the name of this parasite in English, but says it could be very serious. Tomorrow he may X-ray her. Now I am really scared and it is not paranoia. Does anyone have any information or experience on what this is and what the outlook could be?
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12/17/04 at 12:19am