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My dog is breathing rapidlly, he is almost 5 years old

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my dog is breathing rapidlly, he is almost 5 years old dachsund
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: just noticed his shortness of breath today, he sleeping ok
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 8 months ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear you are worried about your dog. I just came online and saw your question; I am sorry you did not get help from an expert until now. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Is he still breathing hard; do you still need help with him? Breathing hard can be a sign of pain, stress, fever, or a problem with the heart or lungs but since he is only 5 that is less likely. You should check his gums to see if they are a normal pink color or if they seem pale.