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My chihuahua is 10 years old. He is on medication enlarged hear

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My chihuahua is 10 years old. He is on medication for an enlarged heart. Since the weather has been hot he is not eating or drinking and won't go out he is just sitting looking in pain and struggling to breath.what can I do pls
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are his gums pink or pale/white?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He has been taken to the emergency vet. Thank too
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hi again,
I do think that is for the best, ***** ***** dogs often struggle in this weather. I will refer your answer back to customer service since you didn't need our aid.
Please take care,
Dr. B.