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We have a boston terrier and he seems to be breathing very

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we have a boston terrier and he seems to be breathing very rapidly
what is normal
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

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

A normal resting breathing rate in a dog would be 30 breaths in a minute. If Boe is breathing faster then this and especially if gums are pale/white (as opposed to nice and pink), then we'd be worried about a serious issue afoot (ie lung based, heart based, or secondary to anemia or pain). And in that case, we'd want to consider having him seen urgently if he is breathing faster then that to ensure we address this as quickly as possible for him.

Just in case you need a local emergency vet, you can check @ http://www.vetlocator.com/ or via

http://www.veccs.org/index.php?option=com_hospitals&nationid=1&Itemid=193

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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