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My little pekingese was lost in the Forrest for 32 hours he has breathing issues regularly with c ollapsed trachea honking ect he also has portal systemic issues and terrible arthritis since he has been home he has had frequent episodes of extremely rapid breathing when asleep or awake then it levels back out.what could this be
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jennifer Van Noy replied 1 year ago.
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mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}Hello,I'm Dr. Jenn and I'm a licensed veterinarian with 18 years of experience. I'm here to help with your question about your dog.I'm so sorry you're having this problem, but glad you're looking for the information you need. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY or SEND. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided. I'll do my best to earn your good rating, because that's the only way I receive any compensation for helping you.In order to help me help you better, I'll need a little more information. To start with, please tell me: What is his name?Is he on any medications?Are you able to take his temperature?Can you take his respiratory rate? What color are his gums? I'll be standing by and awaiting your reply. Thank you for using our website.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
His name is Nitro.No meds but we try to get him to take a daily glucosamine.No but his temp feels normalI probably can but I haven't done soGums are darker but I felt like it is more due to his natural coloring. He also has a lot of plaque build up on his teeth but during to his respiratory concerns, sedating him for dental care is risky.
Expert:  Jennifer Van Noy replied 1 year ago.
How long do Nitro's breathing episodes last? Does he appear in distress during the episode?If he is sleeping and his respiratory rate is above 30 breaths/minute, that is concerning. With his history of having a collapsing trachea and the stress of being lost, it may weaken his immune system and predispose him to either an upper respiratory infection or even pneumonia. Anyone with breathing issues, I recommend having an exam by your veterinarian so they can listen to his heart and lungs, as well as take his temperature and make sure he doesn't have a fever. Additional diagnostics may be warranted. It's much safer with breathing issues to have things checked out. That is definitely something better to address earlier rather than later!I hope this information was helpful to you.Please also remember I am here for you and am happy to discuss your question until you are satisfied with the answer I've provided. You may return to this page at any time to review this information and/or post more. You may do so even after you've rated my response. I'll be notified of your response via email and will do my best to help you.If you are satisfied with the information I've provided, please take a moment to rate my response. I've done my best to provide you with the most accurate, thorough and up-to-date information that is available, and your positive feedback is important to me. Without it, I receive no compensation for helping you.If you are not satisfied, please let me know how else I may be of assistance.Thank you for using our website.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They last about 10 to 30 seconds. Maybe 3 or 4 times in a row then he'll be okay for 2 to 4 hours. For about 8 months, he's been having episodes of gagging motion and then seems to bring something up into his mouth then he's fine for a while. I'll Pat him on the back when this happens and it seems to help. I've never actually seen what he brings up though. He drinks frequently but he's picky and we've spoiled him with our food so he only eats maybe half of what he needs.
Expert:  Jennifer Van Noy replied 1 year ago.
Does it happen to look something like this?https://youtu.be/ntwUorHtGa0 orhttps://youtu.be/CXDledRQ7y4These are both "reverse sneezing" in dogs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If we can video the next episode we will send it to you. Would that very helpful? The videos you sent are similar but not the same.
Expert:  Jennifer Van Noy replied 1 year ago.
That would be great if you are able to video and send. I know I can receive pictures. You may need to post to youtube and send me the link. If they are similar to what you are seeing in the video, it likely is a reverse sneeze. If it's happening a lot, I am more concerned about it, especially since Nitro wasn't doing it prior to his being lost in the forest. It is possible he sniffed some foreign material up his nose that is stuck or caused some irritation that will resolve. Certain breeds, like the Chihuahua pictured, reverse sneeze a lot. My Chihuahua will go in spurts of doing it once daily up to 5 times a day.
Expert:  Jennifer Van Noy replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Jennifer Van Noy