Hi all looking for a bit of advice or ideas. My Labrador retriever tyke is 5 years old, usually a loving happy dog who never cries/whines, no destructive behaviour or barking etc very chilled, content and sleeps a lot. Last saturday he started scratching at his right ear and we noticed it looked very red so we took him to the emergency vets and he had an ear infection that was treated with antibiotic drops, anti inflammatory injection and cleaning solution, this all helped massively and the whole time he still seemed completely fine and usual in himself. On the next Wednesday we had a follow up at our own vets who decided to use Osurnia 7 day gel ear treatment for dogs instead of daily drops and also gave him worming and flea treatment ( milbemax and simparica) both which tyke has never had from these brands. Wednesday evening tyke seemed a bit unsettled, crying now and then and pacing which we assumed was discomfort from being wormed etc. Today (Sunday) we have been back to the emergency vets as Saturday things got progressively worse and tyke was pacing none stop, crying and whining loudly, panting continuously and could not settle until 2am. The vet did a brief psychical examination and said he seemed healthy and it anxiety and prescribed him calming tablets. We asked if it was possible side effect from the medications but the vet said no he doesn’t believe so. We’ve decided to not give him this medication as we’re going to go back to our own vets tomorrow for a second opinion, tyke is still unable to get comfortable which to me seems like it’s because he’s breathing so fast? He will lay down to try and sleep then sit up to try and catch his breath and even in his sleep he’s breathing roughly 150 breaths per minute. Has anyone had a similar experience or any ideas what could be going on? He’s still happy to play with us although pants and breaths heavily non stop, wants cuddles (still pants), and is drinking like usual although eating a lot less. Any ideas or advice would be really appreciated!