My Dog is a 5-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix and she has been sick all her…

My Dog is a 5-month-old Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix and she has been sick all her life. She came to us with Kennel Cough which then led to Pneumonia and she had to be hospitalized. Then after she got out she developed a rash which wasn’t that bad but about a month ago she started scratching herself to a point where she would cry. She has recently developed red bumps over her chest and sides and bites and scratches herself bloody. Today she has been very lethargic and is panting furiously with no obvious cause. We have mentioned this to our vet but she just gave us medicine and it hasn’t helped. She also told us if it gets worse we would have to do testing we don’t have the money for. What could be happening to her? What is a way that we could get money for the dog?

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Krista Magnifico
Krista Magnifico (@kristamagnifico)
2 years ago

It sounds like you need to seek veterinary help again. If you are unhappy with your vet please ask for a referral or use the vet of a friend you trust. It also might be helpful to ask a local rescue or shelter if they know of anyone who can help provide low cost care. Keep calling. Lots of the rescues around me (including a county shelter) offer low cost vet care. If you cannot and you believe your dog is in need of care ask a rescue if they will help care for your dog.