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My shitzu had puppies and they are a week old and my shitzu seems to be breathing extra hard at feeding what should I do
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My primary concern is hypocalcemia (eclampsia) which can initially present as panting which can progress to dyspnea (difficulty breathing). Supportive evidence of eclampsia includes anxiety, restlessness, pacing, whining, disinterest in her pups, pruritis (itchiness) and biting at her feet. Are you seeing any of these symptoms or any other worrisome symptoms?

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