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My 8 yr old -a-poo has been lethargic, sneezing and coughing

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My 8 yr old cock-a-poo has been lethargic, sneezing and coughing for last 3 days. She is not eating much but drinks water. Her nose is warm and dry and tongue almost too warm. Not as perky as she usually is. Bowels and bladder seem normal but is having some accidents in house.. Breathing seems a little labored at times. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
wanting to know also if giving aspirin would be beneficial or harmful??
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.

Does she have any nasal discharge? What color? From one or both nostrils?

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)?