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Our 15 year old Aussie has been on Proin for a short time.

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Our 15 year old Aussie has been on Proin for a short time. Two days ago we increased her dose to 1/2 a tablet 3x a day. She was up all night panting, sleepless, and extremely thirsty. Several times, she had a series of unusual coughing. Please advise.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Australian Sheppard
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: Yes
JA: Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Australian Sheppard?
Customer: Should we get her into our vets immediately this morning? She has a 2:00p.m appointment today. It is only 4:30a.m.ish here?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Did she keep the water down?

Was it a harsh or throat clearing cough?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count your dog’s breaths for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?

Could she have gotten into anything else or eaten something she should not have?