Hi everyone, I have a rather unusual question to ask....
Currently I own one purebred Australian kelpie bitch and also a male beagle cross.
The problem does not lie withthemthough, I am looking after two other purebred beagles both are older one female one male, all these dogs are desexed.
I noticed afew weeks ago when the owner of the other dogs came around to visit her dogs, the female purebred beagle is 11 years old. I noticed after she was running around with the other dogs she stopped and panted but it wasn't the usual panting, it was much deeper and slower. Her chest was also heaving with the breaths she took. I would say I'm a fairly knowledgable owner and this struck alarm bells in me.
I checked her over but the episode lasted about a minute.
I told the owner (my friend) that this isn't normal and by her age and breed it certainly is something to worry about. This owner is not knowledgable with animal behavior or health issues related to the breed she has chosen which makes me believe she would lack the knowledge to this problem. She refused to see a problem and said the vet has given her a clean bill of health.
Could anyone tell me in my case what I should do considering these dogs are in my care while she moves into her new house.
Thank you all in advance