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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My dog is panting a little with a slight clicking sound. I'm

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My dog is panting a little with a slight clicking sound. I'm looking to see if it's a symptom of anything
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It just started and he seems a little pained but nonspecific. He's a 6 year old lab Rottweiler mix
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

The clicking you're hearing is the sound of fluid moving in an airway. It can indicate mucus, pus, or simply saliva in the oropharynx and unless other symptoms of respiratory distress existed - sneezing, coughing, nasal discharge, increased respiratory rate, stridor (a high-pitched sound arising from the lower respiratory tract), or stertor (a low-pitched sound/snore) arising from the upper respiratory tract - simply "watchful waiting" is indicated at this time. We'll need more of a track record before pursuing such a symptom in your RottieX. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin