Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
So sorry to hear about Honey's issues tonight
Since you are able to hear her heart beat can you count how many she has in 30 seconds? This can help me assess what her heart rate is
Great thank you
OK so that means that her heart rate is about 112 which is normal
Can you please tell me her gum color?
Is she resting? Can you please tell me how many breaths she takes in 30 seconds while resting?
Great can you count the breaths now versus the heart rate?
So far this information is normal
Respiratory rate should be under 30 (which it is 16)
Heart rate under 160
Gum color nice and pink
My concern is that she was throwing some irregular heart beats not necessarily a change in her heart disease
This would explain her signs
If you are able to keep her quiet tonight, no more exercise and carry her out to go potty but if it recurs try to get a heart rate and check her gums and please consider the veterinary er for an ecg
Yes and in those situations she very well might need a new medication to prevent the irregular heart beats versus the typical medication for valvular disease
And it would explain her symptoms as well
Does this information and recommendations make sense today?
You are very welcome... please keep low lighting and sound tonight as well. Minimize her stimulation. How else can I assist you both?
Good luck to you and Honey, truly
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