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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 11 year old Dachund is panting excessively seems sick,drinking water constantly,seems

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My 11 year old Dachund is panting excessively seems sick,drinking water constantly,seems very uncomfortable. Labored breathing,scratching,ears feel hot,moving around from one place to another,he eats very well,just seems not well,not acting normal!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
An 11 year old doxi who is panting excessively, polydipsic (increased thirst), and eating very well (too well/polyphagic?) is likely to either be diabetic, cushingoid (hyperadrenocorticism), or both. Pepper needs the attention of a vet at your earliest convenience. She should be fasted for at least 4 hours prior to arriving at the vet hospital so that diagnostics in the form of blood and urine tests will be more accurate. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.