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Our beagle has been coughing a bit abnormally a week. About

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Hello - our beagle has been coughing a bit abnormally for about a week. About a day ago, he began panting and seems a bit disoriented and uncomfortable. We're not sure what to do. Any thoughts?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you tell me, please, what you're seeing that suggests "disorientation"? Disorientation indicated a change in mentation - mental status. Please check his gum and tongue color for me. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greying (hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues). Please check his respiratory rate at rest. He should be taking less than 40 breaths/minute. Please let me know what you find.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sunny. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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