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MY DOG IS BREATHING VERY HEAVY WHAT CAN I DO FOR HER

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MY DOG IS BREATHING VERY...
MY DOG IS BREATHING VERY HEAVY WHAT CAN I DO FOR HER
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hi this is Dr. Hill . Please take a look at Rosie's gums and tell me what color they are.

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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Has Rosie ever been diagnosed with a heart murmur?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
rosie never had heart problems and her gums are normal color she just keeps breathing very heavy
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

when did the heavy breathing start. Has she had any other issues? Weight loss or gain? appetite change? Any skin problems? Are you able to check her temperature rectally?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
she's been breathing heavy for about 2 months now i thought it was the heat but it's still happening
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

An increase in respiratory effort or rate can be due to several different medical issues. In an older dog, heart disease, lung disease, Cushings ds, cancer or pain are all possibilities. Heart disease can cause an increase in respirations due to fluid build up in the lungs or anxiety associated with an arrhythmia. Lung diseases (bronchitis, pneumonia, hw disease) may show up as a cough of increased effort to breath. Cushing's disease causes increased respiration due to anxiety associated with the body making more steroid than normal. Since there are a number of possibilities for why Rosie is breathing heavier than normal, the best starting point would be with a good physical exam and X-rays of her lungs. Do you have a local veterinarian?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I DO HAVE A VET AROUND A YEAR AGO THE AHD A SLIGHT CASE OF BRONCHITIS BUT NEVER HAD A COUGH AND THE HEAVY BREATHING JUST STARTED AGAIN AROUND 2 MONTHS AGO
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

you definitely need to take him back to your vet for chest X-rays. There are medications they can put him on to help him breath more comfortably.

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