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She developed a rattling sound when breathing quite

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She developed a rattling...

She developed a rattling sound when breathing quite suddenly.She has had trouble walking and that got worse as well.She has trouble breathing lying down,much better propped up

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?

Asmall terrier dog.And she is approx 16 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will ask you more detailed questions to find out what is causing this. What is the terrier's name?

There appears to be no wound on her feet.She is propped up in my lap and is sleeping right now.

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

I didn't a very good job of describing the breathing sound.It seemed shallow and in short bursts.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has she had these signs?

Any coughing, sneezing or wheezing?

Does she seem weak when walking? Any collapse, fainting or does she have any limb discomfort?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

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

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She just started these symptoms tonight except the trouble walking.That ongoing for approx one yearNo coughing,some sneezing but not excessiveShe is weak when walking and does fall down
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

And her gums?

Any chance of a breathing rate so I can assess how severe this may be?

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