My Pomeranian has just started raspy breathing and earlier had diarrhea. My first thought is the heat. It is hot and humid. I put her in a cool bath and then in an air conditioned room. Other than those two things, she is herself, eating and drinking water.
Type of Animal: Pomeranian
Name of Animal: Coco
Cool bath, drink of water and cool room
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!Was she outside running a lot in the heat?Did the diarrhea look dark or with blood?What color are the gums?Has the breathing improved with your changes above?-
Just loose stools....she had started breathing heavy (raspy)and it got worse when she went out for a walk. Her gums are pink and black. She stops that raspy breathing when she licks her paws. I just sat with her in front of a fan and had her drink water and lick an ice cube. She stoped the raspy breathing when I patted her head and put the cube in my hand for her to lick. She starts it again when she got off the couch. It is VERY hot and humid.
Very important to try to keep these dogs out of the heat as heat prostration / illness and even heat stroke can cause breathing changes and gastrointestinal illnessWeight: normal;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;text-decoration: none;">Aside from a fan, keeping them cool and ice cubes - some owners do a trial run - meaning they attempt a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for a few days to see if the signs resolveRather than large meals - you might wish to start feeding smaller meals more often, which will not lead to the full belly and therefore the hope for improved comfort.Regarding stomach upset, Pepcid A/C (Famotidine) is also a consideration - dosages and usage information here: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine-pepcid/page1.aspxThis can be given 30 minutes before a meal.I hope this helps! Please REPLY if more information is needed.Positive RATING (EXCITED FACE or 5 STARS) and bonus is appreciated as this is the way the professional receives credit for their time. If for any reason the rating box is not visible or you are unable to enter a rating, please send me a message.This is meant to be a running dialogue, and for this reason it is very IMPORTANT that you reply using the REPLY TO EXPERT button if more information is needed at any time BEFORE rating.Please remember to ONLY rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek.Join thousands of satisfied customers by adding me to your bookmarks/favorites: CriticalCareVet.Just type your future question in the text box to direct it to my personal attention.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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I didn't really get an answer to what you think it might be? I only assumed that it was from the heat but then I got information about feeding her and I didn't say she wasn't eating well. She is eating and drinking fine. The breathing is what concerns me.
I don't think that I received information that I didn't already tell you. My assumption is that is was from heat but did not get any information that was helpful.
Heat stroke, heat related illness can be quite serious unfortunately.LINK HERE: http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Dog-Health-Center/Multi-Body-System-Disorders/Heat-Stroke.aspx