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My shih tzu was boarded days and i picked her up monday

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my shih tzu was boarded for 10 days and i picked her up monday noon. She is very lethargic, won't eat,and pants as if short of breath. She drinks water, pees and had a bm monday evening. She has never had separation anxiety but isn't herself. She was bathed before I picked her up - could it be the dryer was too hot (heavy panting when i picked her up for coupla hours)?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
Hello,I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about Ginger. I'm sorry you've had a bit of a wait, but I'm hopeful I can help you now. Please join the conversation by typing in a response then clicking REPLY or SEND. That way we can chat back and forth until you are satisfied with the information I've provided.
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry Ginger is having trouble, but you are right to worry. I have a couple of initial thoughts after reading through the description you provided. These symptoms should be taken seriously as they can indicate a variety of problems.A dog can develop anxiety at any age, even if they've not had previous problemsGetting too hot under a dryer can be a very serious emergency, even fatal
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 2 years ago.
That being said, it's still possible that Ginger isn't suffering from anything overly serious. However, if she were my dog, I'd rather be safe than sorry. More to follow soon...