• Hi! My 6-7year old rescue springer spaniel is breathing about 45-50x/minute. She has been intermittently tachypneic like this without panting or discomfort since she came home about a week ago. We are currently treating for an ear infection but she was afebrile at the vet yesterday. Just want to ensure this is normal...

    Hi Madeleine,
    I recommend that you call and talk to your local veterinarian about this. A high resting respiratory rate can potentially be caused by an underlying medical issue like heart or lung disease. This can also be caused by anxiety or stress. Your vet can get some more information from you and talk to you about the potential causes for her. Since the examined her yesterday they will  know her recent medical history and can give you the best advice on this.

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