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Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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Experience:  BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }
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our 10 year old akita has been on PLT tablets for 4 days -with

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our 10 year old akita has been on PLT tablets for 4 days -with not much in the way of
improvement to her arthritis - and is breathing very rapidly - is this a side effect to the drug?
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.


Can you take a breathing rate for me (count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

Any belly pain if you press on her belly?

Has her stool been normal? No black feces?