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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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I came home from work about 2 hours ago and my dog will not

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Hello. I came home from work about 2 hours ago and my dog will not move eat or anything. He seems to have labored breathing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Groot and he is about 4-5 months old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Groot?
Customer: He was completely fine this morning and now he's like this is all
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 9 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is***** am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry to hear about Groot's breathing. If you check his gums, do they look pink in color?

Does he have to open his mouth to breathe, is he panting?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 9 months ago.

Labored breathing can indicate fever, stress, fluid in the lungs, anemia (low red blood cells, pale gums).

Is he eating?

If his gums look pale, this may be an emergency.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 9 months ago.

I hope you were able to see my responses; I have not heard back from you! How is Groot doing?