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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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Drank a lot of salt water. : He's breathing heavy. : He's

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Drank a lot of salt water.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: He's breathing heavy.
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: He's all done with the diarrhea, at least for now.
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: His stomach is fairly rigid
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: smoke 4.5 y/o
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smoke?
Customer: nope
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

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

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

Any retching, gagging, lip licking, drooling, or vomiting?

Can he keep any water down?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

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