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Does Coda go outside?
What was he doing right before the rapid breathing?
Is he breathing with his mouth open?
What color are his gums?
How long has the rapid breathing been going on?
Sorry about all the questions but want to see if it is an emergency.
Ok thank you. Can you wake him up and see if he is still breathing rapidly? Sometimes they breathe rapidly while they are sleeping.
That is very concerning.
I am thinking he may be having an allergic reaction or maybe an insect sting.
Worst case scenario it is asthma, pneumonia, or heart related.
Rapid breathing is also an indicator of pain somewhere if it is not caused by the respiratory tract itself.
I would take him into the regular vet while they are open. You would not want to wait until tonight and have it get worse and then you end up at the emergency clinic.
So I would take him in now. That is not normal for it to be going on this long.
If that is not an option you could try giving him 1/2 of a 25 mg benadryl in case he is having an allergic reaction. If that is the case the benadryl would work in 60 minutes.
No, eating too fast should not cause rapid breathing unless he has a stomach ache or he aspirated some food into his lungs.