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We adopted a Turkish Kanal - South Africa mastiff mix a week

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We adopted a Turkish Kanal - South Africa mastiff mix a week ago, we always thought here breaths were short and quick. After a brief jig the breaths were as much as 2-2.5 per second. Around the house the short breaths are quick. While sleeping I still counted 32-38 breaths a minute.
Is there anything I should be concerned about? Just over 1 year old female, 115 lbs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Kangal*
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
Are her gums ever pale/white instead of pink?
Does she seem to tire quickly when you exercise her?
Does she ever faint or collapse when breathing heavily?