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My shih tsuh seems to be panting all of the time. she was at

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My shih tsuh seems to be panting all of the time. she was at the vet a week ago for yearly shots and no problems found. drinks a lot and pees a lot too. confused as to what is wrong. we also just returned from a 5 day trip and she with a neighbor. she usually goes with us. a possibility this caused it?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
How long has she had these signs?
Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count her breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)?
Are her gums pink or pale/white?
Since she has had a recent check up, did her vet check a blood or urine sample?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
48-60 heart rate? gums pink. only blood work as far as I know for heartworm. has had this problem about the same time
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
she also has to have an allergy shot twice a year which she also had
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Can you confirm that is her breathing rate, not her heart beat?
Is the allergy shot a steroid? Does she drink/pee more just after that?