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Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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She is breathing heavily nose leaking mucus ad stuffy Also

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She is breathing heavily nose leaking mucus ad stuffy Also foam at the mouth on and off
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Nina between 9-11 months
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Nina?
Customer: She has never been to a vet
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 days ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. I need to ask a few questions to better help you and Nina. When did the nasal discharge start? Has she been coughing? Is she eating/drinking normally? Has she ever had any vaccinations? Lets start there.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Started this morning. she won't eat or drink. She was fine last night. She was sneezing some for almost a week before. No vaccines
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 days ago.

okay. Thank you. Because she is young and has not had vaccines, my first differential is distemper. It is a virus that causes upper respiratory signs, like what you are describing. The other possibility is an upper respiratory infection (bacterial or parasitic). Try to keep her nares clear of discharge with a warm wet washcloth. Are her gums pink? Does she seem to be breathing normally?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
Breathing sounds like short grunts. Like she can't breathe out her nose her gums are pink with a hit of purple at the top
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 days ago.

If she is breathing that hard, she should be evaluated by a veterinarian this evening. I can help you find a local emergency clinic if you let me know city/stat/zip.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
She breathes like that periodically
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
There is dry snot blocking her left nostril
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 days ago.

Would you like help finding a veterinary hospital? If you feel that she is not in distress tonight, then she should have a good physical exam tomorrow. Use a warm wet washcloth to help moisten the discharge so that she can hopefully breath more comfortably.

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
There is a vet a few blocks away from here I will check if they are still open tonight
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 8 days ago.

Great. Let me know what you find out. You can continue to post questions on this thread for a couple of days, even after rating my response. Take care.

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 5 days ago.

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

Kelly Hill