Guest SweetJordan Posted October 28, 2007 Report Share Posted October 28, 2007 Just wondering who has experience with exercise induced collapse? I never heard of it until recently. I think my BC may have it. The first thing I noticed about her after we adopted her was how much she would pant after exercising and for how long. I had a BC mix who had the same energy level and she never panted the way my BC does even when she was fighting lymphoma. At first I thought maybe she had something wrong with her Kidneys because she seemed to be drinking and urinating excessively, but recently this has improved a lot. She also heats up quite a bit during exercise, but she has never actually overheated. She always seems to collapse and often wouldn't come in after playing frisbee and needs to be carried in after biking. In the 6 months or so that I have had her her endurance level hasn't increased. In other words with biking for example she can't go any further than when we started. She always seems ready to work except for the time off she needs after a workout. I'm always careful with her because I know BCs in general will work till the death. There is nothing wrong with her heart(it's been checked by a vet). I mentioned her problem to her, but I didn't get much of a response. The reason her heart was checked was because the vet thought that she had a slow heart rate, but I have since read that this is normal for a BC. Prior to that she was seen by a vet when she went into rescue and was given a clean bill of health. Other than having some issues she is a typical border collie though she came from a crappy breeder. The rescue sent me her ABCA papers the other day(after having to wait for months). I looked up the breeder and apparently they just sell the puppies online to anyone willing to use paypal no questions asked. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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