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My dog has been acting a little strange today. he is not

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hi there. my dog has been acting a little strange today. he is not eating very much and he pants for no apparent reason. he is also hacking or "choking" randomly
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I'm definitely concerned about the increased respiratory rate along with hacking or coughing sounds. How old is he?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is only about 5 months old. it is not constant it is just random
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Is he still eating normally and acting normally?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He is eating less than normal but is still eating and his behavior is perfectly normal
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK, this does not sound like an immediate emergency. However, young puppies like him can develop pneumonia more often than adult dogs with fully competent immune systems. For that reason, I would schedule an appointment to have him seen as soon as possible. I would start with a physical exam and x-ray of his chest. Based on these results, hopefully we will have a diagnosis and be able to start a targeted treatment plan.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

How is your little guy doing now?

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