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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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My dog is lathargic and is breathing heavy. Will drink

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My dog is lathargic and is breathing heavy. Will drink watered down broth with a syringe
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Sedona and she is 8
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Sedona?
Customer: I know she has heart issues but not bad enough for medication yet
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 16 days ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you 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:

How long has she has these signs?

Are her gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

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

Is she off food? Any gagging, lip licking or vomiting?