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My puppy is 4, almost 5 months and we’ve noticed a few

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My puppy is 4...

My puppy is 4, almost 5 months and we’ve noticed a few changes in his behavior; he has labored breathing, he’s had diarrhea on and off for a couple days, he’s not eating very much and sleeping more than normal

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your dog. What is the dog's name?

Kenai

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

He’s been urinating a lot more than normal, I don’t know how often a puppy needs to go, and he seems like he’s been having trouble going up our stairs

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

What does the diarrhea look like? Any blood?

Any gagging, retching or vomiting?

Is his urine normal colored or watery/clear?

Are his gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

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

Could he have eaten anything harmful (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)?

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