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My dog threw up about an hour ago, two big piles and he's

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Hi my dog threw up about an hour ago, two big piles and he's calmed down. but since then he's have had this difficulty in breathing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Yeah, this time he had a couple of pieces of table food like steak. and he ate a bit of the fallen fruit in the backyard. It has happened before, and he's usually okay But this time, it was a lot of throw up and he's having a bit difficulty breathign
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: he breathes fine then in 5-10 minutes he just takes in hard breathes He's around 11 years old
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bernie
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 months ago.

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

Does his breathing seem wet, wheezy, or raspy?

Since you noted that he is breathing heavy, can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

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

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