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Experience:  15 yrs in practice, specialist canine/feline medicine
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My 10 year old terrier cross Frodo has been panting much of

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My 10 year old terrier cross Frodo has been panting much of the time and occasionally shakingsince last night. We have had visitors over Christmas and he doesn't like stormy weather. I suspect it is stress but am concerned. He went for, and enjoyed, a walk this morning. He ate yesterday but hasn't this morning.
Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 16 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.These do sound like concerning problems, but unfortunately his symptoms are vague and could indicate one of several possible causes ranging from a painful issue (such as pain from a back/neck injury or stomach/abdomen) to nervousness from all the excitement to an internal problem such as an endocrine disease (such as Cushing's syndrome) to a primary heart/lung disease and the list continues.Because he is not having any vomiting or diarrhea, and I assume his gums are a normal pink color and he is drinking, you could monitor him today. Tempt him to eat with his favorite foods. And monitor. If he does develop vomit/diarrhea, more difficulty breathing then I recommend you have him seen on emergency.I regret I cannot be more specific for you, but I too would need to perform an examination followed by some lab testing to narrow down the cause of his signs. I am at a point I need to know what questions you have. I hope that the information I provided has been helpful.Please let me know if for any reason you need further clarification, have more questions, or were expecting a different type of answer. If you received all the information you needed, then kindly submit a rating.
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