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I have a Westie that is about 6 years old and she has been,

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I have a Westie that is about 6 years old and she has been , what I call reaching, for a few weeks. She ihas now started to breath a lot through her mouth as opposed to her nose and it sounds like a mouse squeaking.
Should I be worried by this ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Do you mean she retches, gags, clears her throat or coughs?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds +multiply that by 6)?

Does she have any nasal discharge?

If you hold your fingers up just in front of her nostrils, can you feel any airflow?