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Short of breath and runny nose.

Species: Dog
Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 8-11 years
My dog is shor of breath, has a runny nose, and is shaking please help me I do not know what to do and I am desperate.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

It sounds like your dog is quite unwell. Any time a dog has an issue with breathing it is very important to have her see a vet right away. This is even more the case for a Bulldog as they don't breathe well to begin with.

It's possible that Beatrice has a respiratory tract infection. It could be a form of kennel cough or it could be something more serious like Distemper if she is not vaccinated properly.

Other things that can cause breathing problems are serious heart problems, pneumonia, heartworm or cancer.

Unfortunately I can't say for certain what the issue is, but what I can say is that it sounds like she needs to see a vet right away!

I hope everything is ok!

Dr. Marie.

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