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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I just rescued a 8 year old lab/chow. Mediciney smell breath

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Customer: hi, I just rescued a 8 year old lab/chow. Mediciney smell breath on no medicine. Today I went to work and now he showing symptoms of panic/anxiety. breathing issue and foamy from mouth
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I've only had the dog for 6 nights. Likr breathing issue, panic: He was dumped by his previous owner/owners
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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. I understand that you don't have a medical or behavior history for your new dog. Dogs do experience panic/anxiety attacks but his "mediciny" breath, abnormal breathing, and hypersalivation can also reflect any number of systemic disorders. The most common of the abnormal breaths are an acetone (nail polish) breath smelled with advanced diabetes mellitus and the urine-like breath of advanced renal failure. I recommend having your dog attended to by a vet at your earliest convenience. I would expect a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests to be performed. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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