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1- Is she lethargic?
2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
4- Any pre existing medical conditions?
5- Is she walking any different?
6- Any other symptoms?
7- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
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I am sorry that Jetta is having breathing issues. In response to your question, the way that you describe how Jetta is breathing is consistent with lower airway disease. Meaning, diseases that affect the lungs. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing. But, common causes are infections, bronchitis, heart disease, etc. to name a few causes. The fact that she had an episode of being dizzy with your girlfriend further supports the possibility of an underlying heart or lung disease. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. There is nothing that I can recommend that you can try at home that would have a significant therapeutic benefit. Jetta needs to see a veterinarian to auscultate her lungs and heart. In addition, she may need x-rays as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. If you have access to ER veterinarian I would have her checked tonight, important to rule out heart disease. I realize that this answer may not be entirely to your liking, and I regret being the bearer of information that you really don’t want to hear. But it would be unfair to you and unprofessional of me were I to provide you with anything less than truthful and honest information. I hope you understand.
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Do not force her to give her the pill. If she is having difficulty breathing this could make it worse.
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