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Old 07-10-2006, 04:02 AM
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I'm going to check with my Vet on this, but have always wondered...

My Chi is only a year old. At least a couple of times a week my Chi will start "weezing" so of. Either that or breathing like he's out of breath.
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I would definitly mention this to the vet, it could be a lot of different things.
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Nevert heard of asthma in dogs but it could be a respitory decease or illness! I would def get it checked out!
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Strange that this question has been asked as my Chihuahua has started to do the same last night, however my Chi is almost 7 weeks old.

He sometimes breathes like he his out of breath. Then seems OK

Last night he had been sick a little after eating, I have emailed the breeder who said take him to the vets. I spoke with my Vet whom I'll be seeing later but he asked me if the little chap had been wormed, what he was eating etc etc

I have found out he hasnt been wormed yet due to him only being 6 weeks 3 days old when I got him, but the Vet said its normal for pups to be wormed from 2 weeks old ( and this is what I thought too )

After a few emails back and forth to the breeder she has asked if I want to take him back and get my money back........600 ( $1000 approx )

Husband has said to wait and see what the vet say's, but I am worried that if its anything serious that the breeder then may change there mind about having him back.......

Advice please from ANYONE will be gladly received
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When someone sells you a 6 week old puppy warning bells should start ringing!

I dont know why it would be out of breath but it should still be with its mum! Take it to the vet! I know heart and lung worm can leadto short of breath since they take up to much room in the lungs....

They will have all the protection they need for the first few weeks from thier mum (if she is wormed that is))))

I get so upset when people do this! Poor pup!
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Is this dog KC? If it is i would call the kennel club and get her struck of! You are not allowed to sell a puppy younger then 8 weeks!

If its not KC well then you are dealing with something no one can help with! Not you or anyone else knows what could be wrong! It could be anything.....

Please do something about this breeder..... Its not fair on the pups!
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Sounds like reverse sneezing to me. Extremely common in chis and it sounds like wheezing, gasping for breath, or even choking, and it usually just passes and then they are fine. Things that can help with this are rubbing their throat, or covering their nose so they will be forced to breath through their mouth.
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When someone sells you a 6 week old puppy warning bells should start ringing!

I dont know why it would be out of breath but it should still be with its mum! Take it to the vet! I know heart and lung worm can leadto short of breath since they take up to much room in the lungs....

They will have all the protection they need for the first few weeks from thier mum (if she is wormed that is))))

I get so upset when people do this! Poor pup!

Non of the litter where K.C Reg - But then again I have known lots of pups leave there mothers at 6 weeks old so no, no alarm bells rang here I'm afraid. It wasnt until I found this forum yesterday on the off chance that I began to read some posts on how Chi's should be away from there mums until they are at least 10 weeks + old

I bought this little chap as a family addition, not for breeding ( as soon as he's big enough thats being dealt with ) so being not KC registered didnt set bells ringing either as plenty of other breeders were advertising the litters in a way that if you wanted to get them KC Registered then you had to add another 200 to the cost!!!

She has offered to give me my money back, this is something I didnt ask for. I just wanted even more of a background into how he has been brought up. She said he had been quiet since his sister left on the Friday

He's eating, drinking, weeing , pooing, walking about, pawing me, licking me etc - Personally I think that the bath she said she gave him on the Friday might have given him a chill! Could this be it?

My husband as said to wait and see what the Vet says before we take him back, then again I am thinking that if its serious then she might not want to refund me!
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