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Last night about 2:00 AM my 11 year old Shih Tzu Mui Shui

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Last night about 2:00 AM my 11 year old Shih Tzu Mui Shui woke me up wanting outside and panting ... she peed then came in and panted for the next hr and a half ... then settled down and went to sleep ... she ate and seemed fine all day .. a few minutes ago she started shaking this continued for a little bit .. I took her out she didn't go but when she came back in I gave her 25 mg of Rimadyl as she has has spondilolesthesis ... where we live is 100 miles from the emergency vet ... help
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 month ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

Has she settled since having the Rimadyl?

Any nausea, belly discomfort, or appetite loss?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count your dog’s breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?