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Our pup is doing constant quick breathing and is having

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our pup is doing constant quick breathing and is having diarrhea. He is still happy and playful but of course naps a lot. We just got him so he has had a change in diet. We are worried. Does he need to go to a doggie er?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he had these signs?

What does the diarrhea look like?

Was it a quick diet change?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, etc)?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?