7 yr old jack russell - sick for about 2 months and no answer
(Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Help! We have spent $1100 on tests and everything comes back normal, but Archie is slowly slipping away... Archie can hardly make it down the back porch. He had a sudden onset of snoring a couple of months ago, then he seemed to have a sore throat.
He used to howl whenever he heard sirens, but now he tries and it is the most awful sound.
His other new characteristics include:
Lameness, Stiffness, Trembling, No appetite (lost 4 lbs) Depression, Hair loss resulting in lesions, Swollen puffy ear flaps, No energy - totally out of character for any Jack Russel Terrier, especially Archie.
He has NO signs of diarrhea, coughing or vomiting.
Has had a blood panel done that showed nothing out of whack except a slight indication of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
and treated with antibiotics with no results. X-rays show nothing.
Arch was in Wyoming in August and has been in contact with ticks at home due to his lifestyle of hiking. Our current vet has contact with "tick specialists", but they have no answers.
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