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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My 12 year olg female chichua showed collapsed lung on x

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My 12 year olg female chichua showed collapsed lung on x rays today. She been coughing almost a year now, but seems to have hard time breathing now. Is she critical?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

How long has she been struggling to breath?