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Old 03-11-2014, 03:04 PM
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I'm just frustrated and about ready to be done. Just done.

Summer has been fantastic and wonderful like usual.

Mia has me so worried about her. I can't tell if it's 'I don't feel like it because I'm hot' or if there's something wrong with her. I'm taking her back to the vet to see what they think. Something about her panting is really worrying the last year or so to me and her energy level has decreased so much recently, especially when it's hot. But I'm such a hypochondriac... I don't know. If it's over 60 degrees I can count on Mia being incredibly SLOW.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:13 PM
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Mia has me so worried about her. I can't tell if it's 'I don't feel like it because I'm hot' or if there's something wrong with her. I'm taking her back to the vet to see what they think. Something about her panting is really worrying the last year or so to me and her energy level has decreased so much recently, especially when it's hot. But I'm such a hypochondriac... I don't know. If it's over 60 degrees I can count on Mia being incredibly SLOW.
Has her energy level on the whole decreased, or just when it comes to playing agility and things like that? How old is she again?
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:27 PM
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Has her energy level on the whole decreased, or just when it comes to playing agility and things like that? How old is she again?
Almost 5. Energy level is down a lot this last year. She sleeps a lot more which I had just chalked up to her being 5 and mellowing out. But she'll play ball for a long time in the cool weather or inside. However, she'll breathe louder than she used to while doing it. Warm weather- she doesn't want to play. I'll also hear a little bit of a clicking noise when she pants (if that makes sense).

I'm honestly starting to think she has an elongated soft palate or something. I'm a hypochondriac though, but my trainer can hear it too when she was running in a field after agility.

I was also watching her a few days ago after the two were outside for a couple hours (I was watching from inside) while they were eating some raw. When she came back inside she was breathing a lot faster than Summer.

It hit almost 80 this weekend but still.... it's not that hot. I have asked the vet and it was shrugged off but it's been a gradual change over time and it's starting to hit me now that it is all probably related. And I'm worried about her so much.

I'm going to take video to bring to the vet with me because she's always so subdued at the vet.

She also pukes sometimes when it's hot. I've always attributed it to her having an empty stomach and then running.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:36 PM
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I'm sorry to hear about your issues with Mia :-( I hope the vet can give you some answers.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:42 PM
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Thanks. I'm just really worried about her.

I guess it could also be the start of a collapsing trachea too.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:24 PM
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TBH I don't think you're being paranoid to take her to a vet. If they try and brush it off, I would look into a second opinion. I think your instinct is probably correct that there's something going on. Possibly even a heart murmur? Five isn't very old really, and I wouldn't really expect her to start slowing down, not based on what I know of her personality over the years. Of course, all dogs are different, but it doesn't quite fit to me. I think you're right that something is up.
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Old 03-11-2014, 04:35 PM
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Her heart sounds good according to the vet relatively recently. She's been in a few times this year. But yeah, I've thought of that.

You can hear it sort of around 28 seconds- the clicking and snorting. Really get a listen to it around 48-50 seconds.

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Is she recently HW neg? :-/ sorry you're having problems.
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Old 03-11-2014, 08:18 PM
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Yes she's had a HW test recently too.
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I hope it is nothing serious/something fixable. ;( vibes.
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