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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My Brussels acts like he is having a hard time breathing. Looks

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My Brussels acts like he is having a hard time breathing. Looks like someone who has pneumonia. No vets in 50 miles works on Saturday. Looks like eyes and ears infected to
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Holds nose up in air when he seems to be more uncomfortable. Still eating and drinking.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. While pneumonia is certainly possible, I also would be concerned about congestive heart failure in a miniature dog such as Trooper. If you're seeing a respiratory rate greater than 40 breaths/minute at rest, his dyspnea (difficulty breathing) can be life-threatening and so driving to the nearest veterinary ER is indicated.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Hi De,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Trooper. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sadly he passed Saturday afternoon. Vet said could be chf or he could have been hit to hard by my boxer.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
My condolences for your loss of Trooper. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow up sent by the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.