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If nothing else, a recheck would be wise. It sounds like she has developed two fairly common symptoms of steroid usage:1) Chronic panting2) Cushings-related or cushingoid symptomsMore info here: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/steroid-treatment-long-term-effects-in-dogs/951and here: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/cushings-disease-in-dogs/545
Bloodwork and an examination would be indicated at this time, along with the second opinion.
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