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Hello againSorry to hear Sydney is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you below.1. I very much doubt if this is related to his hips or any similar arthritic condition, I have to say though that I have seen many older dogs present like this where the final diagnosis was some sort of heart condition and the fact he is breathing heavily still does fit in with this sort of diagnosis.2. Given the above all you can do is to keep him calm and reassured and then have him checked over by your vet at the next opportunity, there is just nothing you can hope to do on a home remedy basis. But even if this is a heart condition then things are not hopeless as there are a range of prescription drugs your vet can give you which can often keep dogs with heart conditions stable for quite some time.3. But in any case I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Sydney's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Hello again,I am just checking back in to see how Sydney is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning his health issues ...Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.Regards,Dr ScottPlease be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue. Such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.
Brilliant, good result, these sorts of issues can often be resolved ...
Thanks for the update ...
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