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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your pup is so sick this evening. I am really worried about your dog, based on your history. Did your vet give you any idea why the fluid was in his abdomen in the first place? Infection? Cancer? Leaking intestines? Heart failure? Breathing quickly and shallowly is a sign of discomfort in dogs and is not normal.
I also don't like that he has to wait two days for an ultrasound either. I would think that we would want answers as soon as possible.
Do you have a veterinary specialty center near you or a veterinary school? I would strongly consider taking your dog to see them either tonight or first thing tomorrow morning.
What other questions do you have? How else can I help?
How is your pup this evening? Were you able to determine the cause of the fluid in the abdomen? Were you able to consider a specialist for her care? Do you have any more questions for me?