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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 dog ( 12 yr old ) has started breathing very heavily

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My dog ( 12 yr old bitch ) has started breathing very heavily & has lost a lot of her appitite , we have noticed bits of blood round her rear end .
This has suddenly developed in the last few days .
She was wormed 12 days ago .
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. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I apologize that my colleagues were not able to aid you sooner. If you would still like some assistance, can you tell me:

Are you seeing any further blood?

Has she had any change in her stools? Any scooting or trying to groom her rectum?
Any black feces? Vomiting?

Are her gums pink or pale/white?

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

Does she have any belly pain or tenseness?