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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I have an elderly papillon that had a collape earlier tis eve

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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: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years 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.