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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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I think a collapsed trachea, very fast breathing--does not

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I think a collapsed trachea
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: very fast breathing--does not walk far without a stop - breathing hard all the time- had him at the vet who gave me a drug to put over his feed- anti inflamatory - he is not improving
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: not noticed that -- he is walking ok
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Monty 12.5 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Monty?
Customer: Diabetic - because he was on steroids
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Have any diagnostics been performed like chest x-rays to ensure this is collapsing trachea?
2) What breed is Monty?
3) When did this begin?
4) What medication is he taking? Be as specific as possible.
5) Is he still eating and drinking well?