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I believe my dog has a cold. Having issues with breathing.

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Taking her tobthe vet tomorro...
I believe my dog has a cold. Having issues with breathing. Taking her tobthe vet tomorro. What type of medication can I give my pet?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has she had these signs?

Has she had any coughing, sneezing or discharge from her nose? What color is the discharge?

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

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Pearl was having these symptom for a couple of months now.
Slight discharge from her nose I notice the other day and her discharge is clear, however Pearl is sneezing.
I'm not at home at this time to do a breathing rate.
Gums are pink, I will recheck later this afternoon when I return home.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

Is her discharge coming from one nostril or both?

Does she feel to have similar airflow from each nostril?

If you can check those along with the rate, that would be helpful.

Speak to you later,

DR. B.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
how do i check the heart rate??
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Hi again,

You don't actually need to, I just want a breathing rate here. So count her breaths for 10 seconds + then multiply the number you get by 6 to get her breaths/minute rate.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
i went to the vet in my area, vet gave me medication for Pearl, and to bring her back in a week
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

No worries, I will send your question back to customer service.

Dr. B.

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