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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Dear Dr. Colgrove, our 8 month old blue tick coonhound: 132

Customer Question

dear Dr. Colgrove,
our 8 month old blue tick coonhound:
132 times my dog breaths while sleeping
she pants sometimes while she sleeps.
she has pink gums.
she is also throwing up mostly bio, not sure about blood in her cage @ night. has loose stools most of the time. when we change her diet to Chicken and rice about 3 days ago-no change.
we are giving her Pepcid 2x daily.
thank you
art holzer
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Art, I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Your question was garbled and I need clarification...

"132 times my dog breaths while sleeping".... is your dog's respiratory rate 132 breaths/minute while sleeping?

"She is also throwing up mostly bio"...bile?

You're seeing red liquid in her cage?

Any dog with such an elevated respiratory rate is in trouble and needs the attention of her vet at your earliest convenience. These dogs are either acutely painful, suffer advanced cardiopulmonary disease, or systemic disorders that have caused her blood pH to drop (metabolic acidosis). Her gastrointestinal distress as evidenced by vomiting and diarrhea can be parasite related, infectious - both bacterial and viral, or her GI tract is being affected by a disorder elsewhere in her body.

Please respond with the additional information and with further questions or concerns if you wish.