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So sorry to hear Angel is having these issues. If it has been ongoing or progressive for a month I would consider having some chest x-rays done to determine the cause of the respiratory changes and if a different approach to the breathing is warranted.Also notifying your vet if is it is worse with exercise or excitement, laying in a certain position, even videotaping an episode so that he/ she can see what is going on (since often they won't do it for us at the clinic!)At home you can try periods in the steam of the shower to help soothe her breathing and sometimes there is an allergic component so benadryl at 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours should be tried as well (may cause mild sedation)But if the steam and benadryl do not help in getting her comfortable I would urge you to get some chest and neck x-rays to rule out bronchitis or other senior changes that dogs can have with their respiratory sysstems
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