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Dyspnea just woke up breathing very labored but went to bed…

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Dyspnea just woke up...

Dyspnea just woke up breathing very labored but went to bed fine last night, the vet started treating him for pneumonia but I don't think that's it and his breathing is fast and hard I'm panicking

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the pneumonia. What is the dog's name and age?

Rocket <6 months

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He's not coughed at all not 1 time he doesn't appear to be in pain except for when I put my hand on his chest to pick him up then he yelps and I do that all the time with him

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Pneumonia (or another lower respiratory disorder) is identfied with X-rays of Rocket's thorax (chest). What was seen in those X-rays? Had there been any symptoms of respiratory illness - conjunctivitis, sneezing, nasal discharge, coughing (no), increased respiratory rate - prior to his dyspnea?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No X-rays were done I couldn't take it anymore and made an emergency call to the vet this morning and we ran a red blood cell count which showed his at approximately 11, it should have been at about a 37. So got a blood transfusion under way and hit him with some K12 all should be good here in a matter of hours all taken care of
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Oh my goodness. An anticogulant rodenticide poisoning, then. Thank you for taking the time to let me know.

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