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I'm so sorry, I asked you about my 6 year old maltese

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Hi Dr. B. I'm so sorry, I asked you about my 6 year old maltese earlier. I apologize, I just got home from work (ER nurse) and I noticed that she is kind of tachypneic, breathing in the 30's per minute. I'm not sure if this as normal as I am not familiar with normal vital signs for dogs! Sorry to be that dog mom!
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

Hello again,

Can you tell me where in the 30's she is specifically? (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

Are her gums as pink as usual?

Does she seem sore anywhere now?

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