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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Heavy breathing, and coughs as if trying to hack something

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Heavy breathing, and coughs as if trying to hack something out of his throat. Hard for him to lay down. Some clear nasal drippings
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Mario, he's 12
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mario?
Customer: He has an enlarged spleen, and had seizures a few months ago
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dwight Alleyne replied 8 months ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How was he diagnosed with a enlarge spleen? Was it by ultrasound? x-ray? Is he on any medications currently?