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My dog sounds like a gurgling or liquid in lungs when she barks,she

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my dog sounds like a gurgling or liquid in lungs when she barks,she weases,and a small whistle sound comes. When she barks it sound baffeled and lower key
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.
The fluid sound in the lungs could be true respiratory disease or it could be non-respiratory. Respiratory causes would be: pneumonia, aspiration, bronchitis, collapsing trachea or upper airway disease. Non-respiratory include heart disease, heartworm infestation and acidosis.
I would start with an exam and chest x-rays. That rules in or out the majority of the causes. If that is normal, then bloodwork may point to some type of metabolic disease that leads to acidosis and secondary respiratory signs.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary