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My 14 year old labrador retreiver mix is panting

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My 14 year old...

My 14 year old labrador retreiver mix is panting excessively, has trouble standing up, can't walk, and doesn't seem to be drinking water, but we can't be sure.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

It is hard to check her feet while she's lying down right now, but there appear to be no wounds.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Simba

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

She's had trouble with weak legs in the past due to her old age and its impact on her hips, but nothing as serious as now. I don't know if this matters, but when she was younger she was once non-seriously hit by a car.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi!

Dr. Paul Brazzell here.

Sorry the delay in getting to you

I am concerned because of her age and the fact that she is not drinking

Can you check a few things for me?

Are her gums pink?

What is her respiratory rate?

What is her heart rate- put your hand on her chest behind her left elbow

Is she painful when you push on her abdomen

Paul

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