Has the vet checked her tonsils? Recurrent tonsilitis in dogs could be caused by teeth problems, or excess of tartar on the teeth.
Go to the top of this page and click on forums, then ask a vet. Maybe they can give you some ideas.
Please keep the thoughts going, anyone. These thoughts may help the vet find the reason for these reoccurences
Thank you Ginger. Tonsils removed, a couple teeth removed, didn't help. I'm trying another vet (or our same) today, but it doesn't seem to help anymore. She doesn't want to eat, doesn't want to move too much. It's been a very expensive journey, but she's part of the family.
I copied this from Mich. State Vet summary: ' Throat culture has been
positive for Pasteurella multocida, Staph spp., Strep spp in the past. Shes been treated on multiple occasions with antibiotics which sometimes seem to help. Macy has had dental extractions and tonsillectomy 2 years ago, which did not seem to change the frequency or intensity of her problems. '
I have a shihtzu x maltese who is 6yrs old and she has chronic throat problems. Same as your dog with the antibiotics, they help but don't seem to completely clear the infection. My dog always has really disgusting bad breathe from her throat problems, always wanting to eat grass to soothe her throat and when throat gets really bad, she throws up alot. My vet suggested she may have stomach acid reflux and is now about to start her on the medication. I really hope they find out what is causing all these throat infections because it must be soooo horrible for the dogs. As for your dog acting like she hurts when she walks on wet grass - my dog does that too but its only because many dogs especially smaller ones hate getting their feet wet. (pretty sure it's not hurting them). keep us posted with your dogs progress and best of luck!