Our expert says:
You need to discuss this matter further with your vet. If you suspect that the problem is respiratory then I would consider doing some chest X-rays to see what the lung pattern is like and hopefully assist in a diagnosis. In addition, you may need to consider doing a blood smear/ routine hematology and biochemistry and a BAL and/or lung FNA and/or bronchoscopy ensure that there is no other underlying conditions that maybe resulting in this clinical presentation. It is difficult for me to suggest what medication you should administer without doing a clinical examination/diagnostics to help determine what respiratory problem is. Please phone your vet and inform them if you suspect that the problem is getting no better.
There are many other medications on the market that can assist with alleviating pain associated with arthritis. Again please inform your vet that you would like to use a cheaper product as you find that the current product you are using is to expensive.
I do hope your dog makes a recovery.
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