Q. Breathing hard

Fri, Nov 25, 2022

He breathing real hard
I let him out to use the bathroom an someone walked through he jumped on them an they was kicking him to get him off an all he was doing was playing he is a house dog

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Hello, I looked over the question you sent.
This is a case that requires an appointment with a veterinarian.
Based on the information you provided in your question, it is assumed that your dog suffered a chest trauma. You should be concerned about serious conditions such as traumatic pulmonary hemorrhage or lung contusion, especially if he is breathing heavily. He could also have rib or sternum fractures. So if his condition does not improve, please take him to an animal hospital right away. And you should treat this as an emergency, especially if his breathing rate exceeds 40 times per minute.
Please do not hesitate to ask any further questions you may have. Thank you.

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