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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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.have a dog who has what is called neucroti i took him too the vet to have him checked out .he gave me some antibiotics and another seems right now he is having difficulty breathing. he is standing up but wont lay down
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I can't correspond with customers outside of this venue. When a dog is dyspneic (difficulty breathing) and can't lay down because doing so collapses the lungfields in contact with the ground, X-rays must be taken at your earliest convenience. He may be suffering from pneumothorax - air escaping from a punctured lung suffered in the fight and filling his chest cavity which then doesn't allow his lungs to expand. That air has to be removed surgically.
"Necrotic" means dead. It isn't a diagnosis but, instead, a description of tissue. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.