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Breathing hard sounds congestied, Started last few hours

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Breathing hard sounds congestied
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?
Customer: Started last few hours panting short of breath
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Just struggling to breah
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Nothing visually obvious. Is the dog eating normally?
Customer: No she is not eating tonight
JA: OK, abnormal eating. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Honey around nine she is over weight
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: Just want to help her be comfortable
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby. Sorry to hear she is having trouble breathing. When you say she is "struggling to breathe" that sounds serious and like it could be an emergency.

Is she coughing at all? Can you check her gum color? Does she seem to be having trouble getting enough air or oxygen?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Panting all the time gums look okay
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

So just panting and not struggling to breathe? Is it excessively hot where you are? Is she up and walking around normally?