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My 12 pound chihuahua is panting and weak. She is about 13

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My 12 pound chihuahua is panting and weak. She is about 13 years old. It seems to be getting worse since last evening. She can hardly stand. Should I take her to an emergency clinic?
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.

Was it plain fertilizer or was there any chemicals in it?

Has she been spayed?

Any weight loss or change in her appetite?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

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