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Hi I have dog here, she is breathing really heavy which I never

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Hi I have dog here, she is breathing really heavy which I never heard her doing before. I gave two bowls of water and she drank one. She seems very quite and just wants to lie down. She's a husky. Any ideas what might be wrong
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 4 years ago.

Dr. Lee :

Hi. I'm Dr. Lee and will do my best to help.

Dr. Lee :

I'm sorry no one has reply to you yet. Can I get some more information from you?

Dr. Lee :

Is Meesha spayed? Is she still eating or does she not have an appetite?

Dr. Lee :

Does she have any coughing or sneezing?

Dr. Lee :

Any vomiting or soft stool?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : No she just doesn't seem her self and is breathing very heavy, she has very bad smelling farts to
Dr. Lee :

Is Meesha spayed? Is she still eating or does she not have an appetite?

Dr. Lee :

Does she have any coughing or sneezing?

Dr. Lee :

Any vomiting or soft stool?

Dr. Lee :

Can you provide the information above?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : No none of the above.
JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : She is still eating yes. No sickness either
Dr. Lee :

She is still eating normal correct?

Dr. Lee :

In other words, appetite is normal?

Dr. Lee :

Thanks.

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : Yes appetite is fine
Dr. Lee :

Does she have a tendency to eat things from the outside or getting into garbage etc?

Dr. Lee :

Or maybe eating people food?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : Yes some times.
Dr. Lee :

Thanks.

Dr. Lee :

With the heavy breathing, does she pant as well?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : Yes she has heavy breathing and heavy panting. Drinking water no problem.she won't settle in the one place, keeps moving to ly somewhere else
Dr. Lee :

Thanks again.

Dr. Lee :

It is good that she is still drinking water and eating ok. The main thing that I am concern about is pain, which can be from pancreatitis.

Dr. Lee :

Aside from this, this can potentially be just Meesha ingested something that she's not supposed to, and causing a little GI upset and pain.

Dr. Lee :

The latter will usually pass on its own.

Dr. Lee :

How long has she been breathing heavy? How many hours or days?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : She got out earlier and I think she might of ate a chicken or some thing, could this cause stomach upset
Dr. Lee :

Is it a raw chicken?

Dr. Lee :

And did she ingest chicken bones?

Dr. Lee :

Hello? Are you still there?

JACUSTOMER-w3hl43oo- : It was a live one
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 4 years ago.
Hi James,

It looks like we got disconnected from the live chat.

About the chicken, yes eating chicken can cause pancreatitis and GI upset, especially bad if chicken bones are ingested. If bones are ingested, then we can also run into possible obstruction and perforation of the intestine.

If Meesha did ingest chicken bones, then it is best to take Meesha to your local vet for exam and x-rays. If no bones are involved, then you can safely wait 24 hours to see if she gets better. If so, then that's good. If not, then Meesha will need to get blood test done to check for pancreatitis.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns. Thanks!
Expert:  Dr. Lee replied 4 years ago.
Hi James,


I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going.


Let me know,