So this has been weighing on my mind a lot today. I posted this in the musing thread yesterday: This is something I first noticed maybe a couple months ago? It was shortly after we got Cajun, so at first I tried to write it off like, maybe she just doesn't like going for walks with Cajun (no, doesn't matter). I had bought her a new harness, so I thought, maybe she doesn't like the harness? (No, doesn't matter). When I bring her to the park and let her off leash she runs like usual BUT she is likely to lay down and rest after a little bit. Up until a couple months ago I have NEVER had her lay down in the midst of playing. Yes she's getting "older" but it's not like 5 is ancient so I don't want to make the mistake of shrugging it off as "normal aging." It's like she just doesn't have the stamina anymore for things. It's bothering me enough that I want a vet to look at her. But I KNOW a plain old physical exam is going to be unremarkable. How much do you pursue further diagnostics in a situation like this, where there aren't really symptoms but something just feels "not right" and you're paranoid? Obviously this is something I can talk with my vet about but sometimes I just feel crazy. And the vets I work with kind of agree that I'm crazy I don't want to go chasing something that isn't there, but this is just so out of character for her.