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1) Has anything changed in the household or nearby recently? Any new people? pets? construction? 2) Is she still eating, drinking, urinating and defecating normally? 3) When she's under the bed, is she resting?
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It's very possible that this spray could have been ingested and has caused a mild upset stomach.We would give more concern to this behavior if she were not resting under the bed. She may simply wish for some seclusion if she's not feeling well.The wait-and-watch method of observation should be satisfactory at this time as there's nothing suggesting that anything is truly wrong just yet. If she refuses her dinner this evening, begins drooling, vomiting, etc. you will know that her stomach is upset, possibly from ingesting some of the spray. Until these symptoms resolve, I would avoid using any more spray on her as it may cause worsening symptoms.If she is dealing with seasonal allergies, I would recommend using something like an antihistamine for her in the future to help with the scratching behavior. You can find a wide list of what can be used here: http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/ You should use these only when she is back to feeling well again and no longer hiding under the bed.
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It could very well have something to do with her change in behavior. At her age, if this persists, I would talk to your vet about running some blood work (including a thyroid panel) to be sure that there is not an underlying condition that is causing her to pant like this. Many dogs who have similar symptoms are hypothyroid, so it would be worth checking to ensure that all is well on her blood work.
Checking in, Customer. How is Tootsey doing? Any points I can clarify or questions you might still have?