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Dr Marta Lepes, Dog Veterinarian
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I have a miniature schnauzer -- age unknown (thought to be

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I have a miniature schnauzer -- age unknown (thought to be 11-12 years old). I got him from a schnauzer rescue place in Colorado. Found in a Kansas wheat field three years ago. He had obviously been abused. He has been sick for the last three days. I took him to my vet last night about 5:00 p.m. with a "roiling" stomach. They gave him pain meds, sent him home with me, then had me bring him back today at 7:00 a.m. They kept him until 7:30 tonight. No bloodwork results yet. I am scheduled to bring him back tomorrow morning at 7:00. He is not sleeping in his bed, he is in an unusual place for him, and his breathing seems very loud. Do I need to take him to an ER vet tonight? Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Norma,

My name is***** and I will help you.

You are an angel for adopting Rudy.

Is he sleeping on a hard surface or something soft?

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

What I want you to do is gently wake him up and listen to his breathing. If it still sounds really loud take him to emergency.

If he sounds normal put him in his bed and check on him from time to time.

If his breathing becomes loud again, take him in.

What may have happened that his head and neck are in a position that allows him to snore.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Or of course, there could be a medical reason. If we can rule out a positional cause them me have to consider something serious.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Perhaps you were worried and you have already gone to emergency.

I hope every thing will turn out fine for you and little Rudy.

He is so lucky to have found his way to you.

Expert:  Dr Marta Lepes replied 1 year ago.

Hello Norma,

How is Rudy doing? What about his loud breathing?

Please let me know and also take a minute to do the rating.

Thank you,

Dr Marta