Hi there, we have a 20 month old Labrador called Charlie. Im starting to feel concerned about his breathing. It happened today twice so i think a vets trip is in order. He seemed like he was strugglng for breath and went a bit weak on his legs? Almost like a grunting noise too.
He was fine after about 10 seconds. This has happened twice before but ages ago and didnt really think anything of it, but now its happened again im rather worried
Anyone know what this could be?
many thanks in advance
I would definitely go to the vet. Breathing things freak me out.
Good thoughts for Charlie.
Debi and Bauer
Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for much, but bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.
Thank you, vet trip tomorrow for Charlie. I hope its nothing too serious. Hes fine now, fast asleep.
He did bang his nose on the fence this morning whilst having a wild moment lol, he not a very good judgement of things :-)
I would see the vet.
Just to ease your mind a little before that. Tessa often has trouble breathing and grunts or snorts or looks as if she can't breath.Sound a bit like piggy noises. Vet say it is allergies. Guess a bit like human with sinus problems.
I am glad you are seeing a vet. It could be a lot of things, so we'll keep sending good thoughts to you.
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
It does sound a little like snorting, almost as if hes asleep snoring but awake? Got to take him to vets otherwise my mind goes into over drive and im a worrier. I hope its nothing too bad as i couldnt bare anything to be wrong with Charlie, hes part of our family and gives us so much love its unreal.
Hes currently sparko on his fav spot on the sofa :-)
Does it look & sound like this? It could be reverse sneezing. I would still see the vet in case it's not.
YES!!!! thats exactly what he does!!! Thank you. Will still take him to vets thou to double make sure. He only seems to do it in cold weather? When I think about it he did it last year aswell around this time, but i didnt think anything of it
It's easy to fix but I'll let your vet tell you. I don't want to in case there's another problem involved.
It's more common in the flat face breeds like Pugs, Shih-Tzu's & Pekingese. Most of my Pugs have done it over the years. It's no big deal.
Let us know what the vet says.
Last edited by Garth; 12-14-2011 at 05:56 PM.