How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
Satisfied Customers: 29808
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
55012488
Type Your Vet Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

I have an elderly papillon that had a collape earlier tis eve

Customer Question

I have an elderly papillon that had a collape earlier tis eve now her breathing seems to be laboured and she keeps holding her head high
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Eenya's posture indicates her difficulty in aerating her lungfields. This is a danger sign for lower respiratory compromise as seen with congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (sterile bronchitis), and neoplasia (cancer) in her chest. it would be prudent to have her attended to by an on-call vet if possible. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.