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We are looking after my brother's labradoodle - he is 3

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We are looking after my brother's labradoodle - he is 3 years old - he vomited early this morning but has been good during the day - he was playing fetch and looks like he is happy. We are concerned as he seems to have rapid breathing at the moment and we are worried. Could it be that he is missing his family or could it be something more sinister?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologise that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:

Can you tell me if he can keep water down?

What did his vomit look like?

Are his gums pink or white/pale?

Since you noted rapid breathing, are you seeing more then 30 breaths per minute?

If you press on his belly, does he have any tensing, soreness, discomfort, or tenderness?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie toys, bones, socks, rocks, plants, people medication, toxins, etc)?

Any diarrhea?