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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My labrador has had diarrhoea last two days and now

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My labrador has had diarrhoea for the last two days and now has developed heavy breathing. She is diabetic so the vet said either feed her chicken and rice and maintain insulin or nothing at all and no insulin. Any further suggestions.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me:
What does the diarrhea look like (color, consistency, any mucus or blood)?
Did her vet examine her, rule out fever, and/or test any fecal samples?
Is she on any treatment for this?
Does her breath smell like ketones (fruity, nail polish remover, pear drop scented, etc)?
Since you noted heavy breathing can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are her gums pink or pale/white?