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My 2 week old is breathing hard not eating barely making a

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My 2 week old is breathing hard not eating barely making a noise when last week was fine
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Customer: Mom had mastitis I was bottle feeding but notice the puppy had mucous on one eye n today breathing hard barely making noise n doesn't want to eat.
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Based on your history, I am quite worried about this little one. These signs in a bottle fed pup are highly suspicious of aspiration pneumonia. And if this little one is struggling to breathe, it can be a condition with a very guarded prognosis. Unfortunately, there isn't much you can do at home here. Instead, we'd really need this little one seen by your local vet. They can auscult the lungs to confirm our worries +/- xray to see the extent of the pneumonia. If this pup is struggling, it can be put in an oxygen tent or at least started on antibiotics, fluids, +/- bronchodilators. This would give it the best chance of clearing the lungs, easing its breathing, and getting it to a state where it can eat for us.

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Dr. B.


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