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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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my cocker spaniel is acting strange breathing very fast heart

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my cocker spaniel is acting strange
breathing very fast
heart beating fast
unusually clingy
shaking his head a lot
should I being him into the hospital?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.


How long has he been showing these signs?
What was he doing before this started ( ie out in the garden)?

Any access to bees or wasps?

Can you check his face and mouth for any sign of swelling or something that shouldn't be there?

Are his gums nice and pink (not white/pale)?

Can you tell me what his respiratory rate and heart rate are?
(You can count both for 10 seconds then multiply by 6 --and this will just let us know if the rates are abnormally high)