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Shallow rapid wheezing breath and distended stomach, Smudge

Customer Question

Hello shallow rapid wheezing breath and distended stomach,
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Smudge is about 6 years old he was a rescue
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smudge?
Customer: Of his exercise been away anf and have seen him poo yet
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Have not seen him poo yet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.

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

How long has he had these signs?

Is he trying to vomit at all?

Are his gums pink or pale/white?

If you press on his belly, any tensing, tenderness, distension, or pain?

Does the belly feel hard or fluidy?

Could he have eaten anything he should not have (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?