Our 8 year old Schnauzer needs some help

by Don & Mike Will
(Atlanta Ga)

Sadie's 7th birthday party

Sadie's 7th birthday party

Sadie has started panting quite a bit for the last 4-5 weeks and now she pants when she gets up to go across the room to get to her water fountain. She is fairly lethargic and doesn't move as fast as when she was a puppy. We tend to overfeed her as we really don't have any willpower when it comes to those sad, sad eyes.
I am thinking this could be the start of diabetes or maybe cushing disease. Please, any help will be appreciated as our funds are low because of the economy and we don't know where to take her since her regular vet moved away,
Don & Mike

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Feb 18, 2010
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Your Schnauzer's Panting...
by: Elizabeth

Hi,
Wanted to add my own personal experience. Our "Skippy" did this as well, which begin about 2-3 mo. before he passed. We were fairly sure that it may have been either his hear (stroke) or heartworms which can make dogs rather tired and seemingly out of breath. Although he was cared for regularly and was negative heartworm (and on preventitive heartworm meds), it is still possible for a dog to get heartworms (esp. if they already have heartworms as the meds will only make the situation worse). Hope I'm not too late responding here and all is well w/t her. If nothing else, get her to a Vet, any Vet, quickly. God Bless from Texas...

Nov 12, 2009
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Schnauzer Sadie
by: Anonymous

I would find out if this is symptom of heart murmur or congestive heart failure. My little Shih tzu had these.

May 22, 2009
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Schnauzer Sadie
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Good luck with Sadie, Don and Mike.

With best wishes,

Max and Linda

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