She sounds like she is in discomfort. Are her tongue and gums pink?
Did the vet listen to her heart and lungs while there?
Yes, they are pink, but as opposed to what colour? Yes, her heart and lungs were fine.
pink is good-just needed to be sure she was getting enough oxygen. The heavy breathing is more than likely associated with discomfort. Usually Metacam works wonders for pain-so I am concerned there is another underlying medical condition going on internally. She really needs further diagnostics like blood work and even a xray so we can take a look on the "inside!" How far is the nearest emergency clinic in your area? I would rather her be seen tonight. From what you are describing-I do not feel comfortable telling you that waiting until the morning is fine!
The nearest vet is 1.5 hours away - we were wondering if we should wait until tomorrow, or do an emergency visit. Her tongue actually has a bit of a purplish tinge to it - anything else you could let us know?
If her tongue looks a bit purple-I would take her in tonight, it would be worth the drive! I would rather be safe than sorry!
OK, we'll take her in. Thanks for the help.
I hope she feels better!