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Took in a abandoned 2year old pit short and overweight but

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Took in a abandoned 2year old pit bull short and overweight but after a walk around the block dog breathing extremely heavy and excessively drooling with tongue out
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Ok she is also spotting blood
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Haven't named her yet received her yesterday from a friend who abandoned her left to take care of self Ina back yard for 1year
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: That's all I know about the dog so far
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.

My primary concern is that your friend didn't provide this dog with a heartworm preventative and her profound exercise inolerance indicates heartworm disease. Exercise intolerance has many possible etiologies, however, and so please have a complete physical exam performed on your new dog including heartworm and fecal ova and parasite testing. Her spotting ordinarily indicates proestrus - the stage prior to estrus when she would stand for the male.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Michael Salkin

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