Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Veterinary Questions
Hi Austin, I'm Dr. Deb. I will do my best to assist you today. I'm really sorry to hear about this concern for Cinnamon.If she were a little older, I might consider monitoring her but if you've bred before, then you know that pups this age don't have many reserves and can go downhill very quickly. I wouldn't wait to have her seen if this were my pup; I find the panting especially concerning as well as her labored breathing.I'd worry about aspiration pneumonia, fever, infection, possible birth defects.If you have an ER clinic near where you live, then I'd have her seen.I hope this helps. Deb
In the time between my post and your response her labored breathing (crackles and cough) have gone away she is also no longer panting I will of course take her to a vet but I'm wondering if since her symptoms have resolved if you think it is still necessary or if a routine visit tomorrow would be safe. The only slightly concerning symptom she is having is lethargy which could be due to the all of the excitement earlier with the panting and coughing. Just want to be absolutely sure before I use an oncall doctor as it is considerably more expensive.
I will go get a thermometer now. Any elevation or depression in temperature I will take her otherwise I will watch her continuously until complete return to normal or any other concerning signs. I appreciate your help. Thank you.
Austin: That sounds good; it's always prudent to have a thermometer in the house, especially when you have pets.
I hope you'll keep me posted about her. . Even after you've rated (if you do, of course), we can still continue to communicate as we have been. I'll be off and on the computer for 4-5 more hours today so you can let me know what her temperature is after you've taken it.
I can also send you a follow up email tomorrow to which you can respond when you have the time to do so.
Take care and good luck. I'll be thinking about her and wishing you the best. Deb
She is doing great all back to normal. I still don't know for sure what happened but she is acting completely normal again.