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Old 03-11-2014, 03:37 PM
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Default Mia's breathing

I'll just quote myself from the agility thread. Anyone have any ideas? Vet appointment friday. This has been very very gradually getting worse over time. I've been busy worrying myself sick over this.

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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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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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Old 03-11-2014, 06:10 PM
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That sounds a lot like the breathing of dogs I know who are way overweight - maybe some sort of constriction in her airway? Certainly something I'd show the vet!
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:40 PM
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Gavroche's breathing was noisier before he started treatment for hypothyroidism, but I don't know if I attribute it to him being overweight, or if it was actually some effect of the actual low thyroid levels. I've heard laryngeal paralysis and other similar things can be linked to hypothyroid.

It doesn't necessarily sound like thyroid to me, but it wouldn't hurt to check her levels if it's at all something you think is a possibility. It could play a role in the breathing and the being less active. Logan is 5 and he's still definitely very active, much more active than Gavroche was when he was 3 even.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:04 PM
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She does get fat very very easily but is also not fat either. But I have to keep on it like crazy with her. I got a really good (really bad?) video of it. Will be taking this one to the vet. The end is especially bad. The yawns happen rarely but definitely happen. I'd always attributed it to stress.



End is after about 20 mins of ball fetching.

I just want my baby girl to be okay. Everything I'm reading is just not good.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:12 PM
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Comparatively in 2012



Wow that's a big difference.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:59 PM
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Vet scheduled for Monday. Really noisy breathing today on our walk. 68 F and humid.

I'm really worried about her. Ugh.
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I have no useful advice but I know that awful anxious feeling.

*hugs*
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Welp, she's at the vet now getting put under to get xrays, etc.

*fingers crossed*

Heart sounds good though, which is good.

Summer was overdue her rabies shot so we took her in to get that done. Vet said she looked 'very spry'
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Good luck! Fingers crossed everything is good!
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:58 PM
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I am so hopelessly attached. Ugh. I got all teary eyed when they took her back.
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