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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a 12year old toy poodle she has dietbities she pants

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I have a 12year old toy poodle she has dietbities she pants and breathing very rapidly I'm worried vet said insulin will take a while to work ,but I her breathing souds horrible what can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry to hear of this with Nancy. There's no reason for her diabetes to cause panting and tachypnea (rapid breathing) if she's well-regulated. When was she first prescribed the insulin? Which insulin and how many units are being given? What does Nancy weight, please?

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Janis Clarke,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Nancy. How is everything going?
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