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She wakes up from her sleeping struggling to breathe. She…

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She wakes up from...

She wakes up from her sleeping struggling to breathe. She sounds super congested. But during the day she serms fine

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Lucy and she is 13 yrs

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

She has sards and has been blind for about 6 months

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Lucy, please?

Can you clarify "congested" for me? Does the congestion sound as if it's in her nasal passages, throat, or in her lungs?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Nasal passages
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thank you. Lucy sounds like I do in the morning. Many pollens and molds are in their highest concentrations at night. I would see how an over the counter antihistamine such as diphenhydramine (Benadryl and generics) dosed at bedtime at 1 - 2 mg per pound of body weight (maximum dose of 50 mg at any one time) affects Lucy. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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