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My 11 year old Lurcher has started to breathe slower and deeper

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My 11 year old Lurcher has started to breathe slower and deeper when he is asleep. Is this something that happens with old age or should I be concerned?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  nekovet replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
Are his gums pink or pale/white at rest?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths when resting for 10 seconds + multiply that by 6)?
Has he had any coughing, activity level changes, or fainting?