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After a run around in the park she's struggling to catch her

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After a run around in the park she's struggling to catch her breathe, she (Lurcher dog - 7 months), monitered her breathe while she sleeping now and its at like 70 breathes a minute
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the Lurcher's situation?
Customer: Situation currently?? Sorry not quite following
JA: When did the Lurcher last see a vet? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: She not taking any medication, she went to the vets a few days ago because her food wasnt agreeing with her so has been on a diet of rice and chicken for an upset stomach
JA: And what's the Lurcher's name and age?
Customer: Nancy 7 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know about Nancy?
Customer: Not that I can think of
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern for Nancy.Is she on any medicine?Are her gums pink in colour and wet to the touch?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No shes on no medication. Her gums are both wet and pink
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you.Has she been coughing?Has her breathing slowed at all?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No coughing but ever half hour
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
She find it difficult to get breathe or just splutters
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Her breathing is pretty regular aside from that
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Currently how many times is she breathing in one minute?Would you be able to send a clear video of the event?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
About 34 times a minute
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I have a video
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** downloading it now.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you.Is she able to get up and walk about as normal?
Is sbe shaking / trembling?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Yeah shes acting completely normal apart from that
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
The little coughy fit thing happened once yesterday
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Then late last night, but has happened 5 or 6 times since coming back from a run at 3ish
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
Thank you.I'd wonder about e.g. a foreign body inhaled up the nose (such as a grass awn), reverse sneezing bout or viral infection.The main thing is that her breathing isn't affwcted and she can exercise and eat as normal.Keep a close eye and, if not improved by tomorrow, a vet visit is best.They'll examine her and may run some tests such as an upper airway exam.Her treatment will depend on what is going on and may include e.g. antibiotics or anti inflammatories.
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thanks thatd really helpful. We will keep an eye on her!
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 17 days ago.
No problem at all!This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.