Tongue, fast pace breathing, short shallow breaths, First time its happend no cough. Luna and 1 year of age

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Customer: white tongue, fast pace breathing, short shallow breaths,
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does this strange breathing happen all the time or only sometimes? Does the dog have a cough as well?
Customer: first time its happend no cough
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: luna and 1 year of age
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Luna?
Customer: NO
Answered by DeanaS124 in 20 mins 1 year ago
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The dog has also began to cough

Hi My name is*****'m an Emergency veterinarian and I'm hoping to be of help to you and Luna. It is very concerning that Luna is breathing rapidly and that her tongue is white. Has Luna every done anything like this before? Is she currently responsive and able to stand and walk? Is there any chance she may have gotten into anything or experienced any trauma?

She seems to be slowly moving a bit more but she wasnt alert or moving at first
this is the first time it has happend

With signs of respiratory distress and pale tongue or gums I have to recommend that Luna be taken to a veterinary clinic as soon as possible for evaluation as her condition sounds life threatening, she may be experiencing anemia (low blood count) or may have an occlusion of her airway. There they may perform things like x-rays and bloodwork and provide her with care.

I wish you and Luna the best of luck, please let me know if there is any way I can assist further.

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