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my dog is breathing fast even when laying down, aggressive

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my dog is breathing fast even when laying down, aggressive towards other dog
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Hello,
An unusual breathing pattern and aggression that normally doesn't occur, constitutes a emergency situation in my opinion. There is certainly some type of pain, nausea, etc...that is affecting her to warrant these changes. Absolutely, worth an ER veterinary visit, as waiting an entire evening could not only be life-threatening, but could cause her to remain in distress for hours.
Worth the trip.
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
she is also licking alot(anything) and licking her privates more than usual is this related?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Could be.
Licking privates can be due to a urinary tract infection, allergic reaction, and licking anything could be due to nausea.

Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have two other dogs, she is being aggressive with only one, is that related, would breathing naturally slow down when resting or sleeping?
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Still, if she is NOT normally aggressive at all, it still indicates an underlying concern.

Breathing...no different than us....slow at sleep and rest. So, if she has noticeable increased respiratory rate at a time of night she would not normally, it suggests a problem.

Dr. Andy
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