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He’s not breathing how he normally dose. He’s breathing fast threw his nose and it looks like he having a hard time

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

He’s a English bulldog and has allergies

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Specialist: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

"Having a hard time" is unclear to me. Can you describe his breathing more fully? I need you to check his vital signs for me...

1) Check his gum and tongue color. They should be nicely pink - not whitish (anemia) or bluish/greyish (cyanosis/hypoxia/lack of oxygen to his tissues).

2) Check his respiratory rate . He should be taking less than 30 breaths/minute while asleep or at rest.

3) Take his rectal temperature. Any body thermometer will do when placed 1.5" into his rectum for 1 minute. Normal is 100.5-102.5F. This is a two person job!

Please let me know what you find.

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