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My dogs breathing is heavy and he was stumbling when he

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My dogs breathing is...

My dogs breathing is heavy and he was stumbling when he walked

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No he has no wounds

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

His name is ***** ***** he's a 12year old silky terrier

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

He's usually very active now he's just laying there moaning

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 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 Jake, please?

His signs should prompt the attetion of his vet at your earliest convenience. Heavy breathing and stumbling can indicate advanced cardiovascular disorders, profound anemia, systemic weakness due to any number of metabolic disorders, and both encephalopathy (brain disorder) and myelopathy (spinal cord disorder).

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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