Q. My dog is lethargic and has labored breathing. We spent an hour at the beach this morning. Should I be worried?

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A. Yes, you should. Labored breathing is always a cause for great concern. I wonder if she may have been affected by the heat? (I know many people go to the beach in the winter, so this may not apply here.) She needs to be seen by the vet right away. She could have a cardiac or respiratory problem. I would bring her to an emergency vet clinic now.

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