Q. Dog appears in distress. Panting, pacing, and whining. She is keeping her tail down and licking her anal region. Plan to take her to the vet in the am

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A. If your dog appears in severe distress such as heavy panting, pale or blue tongue and gums, extreme pain or loss of consciousness, it is best to seek out an Emergency veterinary clinic immediately. If you do not know of one in your area and are in the US you can search for 24-hour emergency clinics by using this link: https://www.aaha.org/pet_owner/about_aaha/hospital_search/default.aspx

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