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Experience:  UC Davis Graduate, Interests: Dermatology, Internal Medicine, Pain Management
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My dog went to the beach earlier and she was acting in the

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My dog went to the beach earlier and she was acting in the watering she normally does. She played with a coconut and relieved it for the water. She has been breathing weird since we left. She threw up once at the beach. Now she is shaking and still having problems a breathing. She aounda like she's getting better. Could she be dehydrated or swollowed salt water? Thanks I am so woired
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am sorry to hear about this concern. I will wait for your reply to know we are connected.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am here
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Absolutely, I would strongly consider a emergency vet visit.

Based on your description and the symptoms, one concern would be stomach bloat or stomach torsion, which is life threatening. Any time a pet exhibits any change in breathing, as well as, any type of shaking/tremors, that is an emergency. It's improtant to recognize that these other symptoms classify as this being more serious since many many dogs will vomit for all sorts of reasons, but they don't shake or exhibit labored breathing.

Yes, having ingested ocean water can cause illness. Dehydration may be occurring, but not as the cause of the problem. As a consequence.

To help settle the stomach you can give a tablet of maximum strength 20mg Pepcid A.C. antacid, but I am strongly advising the ER vet visit under the circumstances.

If the vet is considered about any stomach tension or bloat, x-rays are very likely to be suggested. Good Luck!

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you I will go now
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome. Good Luck!

Hopefully, some good antinausea/anti-vomiting medication can get things back on track.

Possible testing will include abdominal x-rays, and maybe a blood test if the examination doesn't offer any specific clues.

Good Luck

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She goes though phases of whacking and not long she hasn't shacked for a while.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will still take here
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Yep. I definitely would with any history of shaking or changes in breathing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.

Praying for speedy recovery.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
Hi Jared,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Raja. How is everything going?
Dr. Andy