Q. My female dog has been fighting a high fever,high white blood count trouble breathing and getting up and walking. Neg for Lyme's and Rocky mountain

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A. It is important to continue investigate the source of the infection/inflammation which is causing the high white blood cell count as this is a sign that she is seriously unwell. You do not mention an age or other clinical signs and it is difficult to speculate on what is affecting her but chest and abdominal x-rays which include the spinal bones and a urinalysis may shed some light on her condition. Dogs can get infections in the spinal bones or disks which can be difficult to identify but produce chronic fever and reduced mobility without obvious signs

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