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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My name is wolf and I have 11 years French poodle. This

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Hello Jane .
My name is ***** ***** I have 11 years French poodle. This morning he would not eat and refused to drink water. Breathing difficult
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Wolf, I'm concerned whenever I hear the words "breathing difficult" in a poodle of 11 years. Please assess his respiratory rate at rest for me. He should be taking less than 40 breaths/minute. Let me know what you find.