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My 16 month old retriever is breathing at around 60 breaths

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My 16 month old retriever is breathing at around 60 breaths per minute - very shallow. Have only noticed this over the past night or so. I don't think he is sleeping for very long lengths of time. It's hot during the day but I've kept him inside in the AC so I don't think he's overeating. No issues with play with his brother and he is eating just fine. Any thoughts?
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.

Does he seem to be slowing down?

Any known health issues?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

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