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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I have a 11yo Yorkie with very rapid breathing- it's been

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I have a 11yo Yorkie with very rapid breathing- it's been over an hour already. His panting is over 100/min. Should he be seen immediately or can it wait til tomorrow?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Doogie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Doggie?
Customer: this started after having a rawhide type (but not rawhide) chewy. Coincidence?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jennifer Welsh replied 1 year ago.

Hello! I am Dr Welsh and I am happy to help with your questions today. I am sorry that Doogie isn't feeling well. Let's see if we can get to the bottom of this. I have just a few additional questions for you so that I can make the best recommendation.
Was he doing anything strenuous prior (exercise, running, playing, etc?)
did he eat the rawhide or just chew on it? could he have swallowed any?
any chance he could have gotten into anything?
does he seem anxious or have any issues with anxiety?
any current illness or meds?