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Old 11-14-2008, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 18 month old boxer, he weighs 74 pounds and he is in excellent shape. *He gets plenty of exercise and has a good diet. *Since yesterday he has began breathing very heavily all the time, even in his sleep. *Like he just ran a mile and he is trying to catch his breath. *He is acting like himself, playing alot, but not eating as much as usual. *He has gagged a couple times today and vomitted a small amount of white stuff. *I'm not familiar with Boxer health problems and the searches I have done mostly pertain to cardio problems that gradually take place, this has been instantaneous. *Any help for Jasper will be greatly appreciated until I can get him to the Vet.
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Old 11-15-2008, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds serious I would watch him closely for the next few hours until you can get him to the vet, if things get worse you can look up emergency vet services in your area and take him sooner.
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I would check his gums to make sure they aren't white and check a pulse rate. Cadio problems may come on gradually, but the symptoms can show up over night.
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I would def keep an eye on him and try to get him into the vet asap. *Poor baby! *Please keep us updated.
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep. . .id be banging the vets door down by now.

Hope your baby is ok, let us know what happens at the vets, Get well soon Jasper
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Old 11-15-2008, 04:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have had cardio come on suddenly with the exact same symptom. That doesn't mean it wasn't lurking beneath the surface but I noticed it suddenly with the heavy panting that didn't quit.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Could be a number of reasons - my advice would be vet visit. Let us know how you get on.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would take him to the vet to get his heart looked at. *With boxers hearts are the main health issue. * Best to get it check out, and hope it was a fluke thing - good luck and keep us posted.
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I know this sounds unbelievable but last night while he was sleeping his breathing rate went back to normal. *I don't understand the immediate improvement but I definitely believe in the power of prayer and believe me he was getting some last night. *I couldn't stop watching him last night, I was worried to death. *I finally fell asleep and woke up in the middle of the night and he was breathing normally. *I'm still taking him into the Vet Monday to see what could have happened. *His gums are nice and pink, but I thought back last night about anything it could have been and he tore my girls' soccer ball to shreds a couple days back. *Any possibility that he could have inhaled a piece of the ball? *I will keep everyone updated and thank you all so much for all the replies so quickly.
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I think you should take him to the vet to be sure, if it is casrdiac the symptoms may come and go, you would hate it to be a major issue and you didnt check to be sure!
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