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Just dosnt seem himself, licking his lips and was panting,

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Just dosnt seem himself , licking his lips and was panting , hes not panting now , but I just feel like there is something not right
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Hes a 6 year old jackchi
JA: When did this licking start? Does the animal have any known allergies?
Customer: No , no allergies, started a while ago , but stopped now started again , I swear his breathing is quicker , aswell
JA: Does he also have a rash or other skin-related symptoms?
Customer: No no rash or skin problems , he was fine all day , started this evening
JA: What's the animal's name?
Customer: Its teddy
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: We did get a kitten this weekend , but hes been fine all weekend so dont think it could be that
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

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Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Is Teddy up-to-date with vaccines, flea and wormer?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No not with vaccinations as he is a lap dog and rarely goes out , or around other animals , although we do have an appointment to set him up on a pet plan ongoing
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I cant afford to pay 16 pounds for a call
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

That's ok. Was there any vomiting or diarrhea?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I thought he was going to be sick earlier but wasnt
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
You still there
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Hello
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Sorry, I had a 37 min emergency call. Yes, still here.

Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Did he still eat as normal?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Still eating ,
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Does he seem more lethargic than usual?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
On and off , seems to perk up and play for a bit
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Thank you. Was there any sneezing or coughing?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
He has been sneezing a bit
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

I understand. Is there any chance you could check the colour of his gums for me? (if you lift the upper lip)

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
A bit red at the top
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Thank you. Could I ask you for a short video of him? I'd like to see his breathing, if possible.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
How do I do this
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

You record it on your mobile and then attach it to this conversation

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Here it is
Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Did you get it
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Received, thank you. I agree this doesn't look right. He seems to have laboured abdominal breathing.

Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Based on the information you have provided, my best recommendation would be for Teddy to see an OOH vet in the following 2-4 hours.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
What do I do ? I am not working and no insurance and am freaking out
Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

I am sorry to hear that. It's not an ideal situation, unfortunately. Is there anyone who could lend you the finances for this? I think there can be a lot of causes for this (chest infection, heart issues, internal bleeding, cancer, etc). I think it's quite important he gets checked as soon as possible, but I do acknowledge the fact that OOH serviced are quite expensive (consult is normally around £200)

Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

My best recommendation is to get Teddy seen ASAP. If we can't do that, for various reasons, I think the latest he should be seen tomorrow morning at your local vets for a check-up and a full set of bloods. The other alternative would be PDSA (if you qualify), but there is a long waiting list and they might not see Teddy for weeks.

Expert:  Teodora B replied 21 days ago.

Would you like me to assist you in finding the nearest OOH service?