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Rapid heart beat. Her heart beat us much faster than normal.

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Rapid heart beat. Veterinarian's...

Rapid heart beat.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

Her heart beat us much faster than normal.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

She doesn't seem to hurt at all.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. No obvious pain. What is the dog's name and age?

Twinkie. 8. Overweight. Has COPD and takes 5mg of prednisone daily. The heart rate issue just started now though.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 10 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Twinkie, please?

Tachycardia (increased heart rate) can arise from primary heart disease as well as being secondary to excitement, pain, toxicosis, sepsis, low blood pressure, and systemic illness. Twinkie's vet will need to attend to Twinkie at your earliest convenience if she has remained tachycardic. Regretfully, I can't assess Twinkie from here.

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