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SAVE CHAMP! Sick Havanese, please help

Hi guys,

My havanese is having some breathing issues and is on antibiotics. The vet said she can't rule out cancer or something as simple as an infection. They did a chest extra and found some sits on his lungs, but theres no telling for sure where it is. Any help/advice/suggestions?

Everyone please if you've experienced anything like this with your havanese, please put your advice here

He just turned 10. His name is Champ. I got him when I was 11 and I'm now 21. I can't lose him, he's seen me grow up.

UPDATE : We put him on steroids (Prednisone, 5 mg) he's breathing over a hundred times a minute and is lethargic. His appetite and thirst has increased buy those are side affects of the drug. Now, he is taking prednisone with antibiotics simultaneously as ordered by the vet. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Please help!



Champ passed on the 13th. Were devastated. Miss him more than anything. He was my baby. Thank you everyone for the advice and help.
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Oh goodness I am so sorry. Your Champ is adorable and I can understand how frantic and upset you must be. Could you take him to a second vet for another opinion? I am sorry that I cannot be more helpful but I wanted to let you know that we are listening and sending all our good vibes to Champ hoping he improves.

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My 10-year-old Shih-Tzu/Chin mix had Chylothorax (spelling??). That doesn't sound right, but I know it was something with the word chyle. Anyway, he breathed just like your little guy and had chyle built up in his lungs. This is not something that fluid pills can take care of. We had to have fluid drawn off surgically several times, but he finally passed away. I am not in any way saying that this is happening to your little guy. The x-rays would have shown it if it were fluid on the lungs and chest cavity. Please don't take this to heart because it may not be at all what you are experiencing and I do not want you to have undue stress. Ask your vet to be sure. I am so very sorry your little guy is having difficulty. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Thinking of your baby...hoping for a positive update soon!

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How is Champ doing? If you have time, please send an update. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and Champ for his recovery.
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Thinking of you and Champ...

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OMG. I am so sorry. Could it be a tick bourne illness? I always think of that first because I live in the tick capital of the US. I hope you get to the bottom of this.

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oh no! thinking good thoughts. Get well!

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Sending hugs and prayers.


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How is Champ doing? Hopefully, he is much better now. I've been lurking and hoping for a good update.
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