Hey, well I'm going to take the pups to the vet just to get them checked out but one has me concerned. They are about 7 months old now and one of them is fatter (and always has been) than the other. He has always seemed to have a little bit of rapid breathing since the summer even when he was just born. Just now, while he was laying down in front of the TV I counted for him and it was around (at least) 50 breaths per minute. Just short and shallow. I didn't even have him running or anything, has been pretty idle for the past 3 hours. Is this normal for some dogs? I'll admit we haven't walked them for a few months sadly. Our last dog had messed up breathing right before he died (his lungs filled up from fluid due to hundreds of tumors and lung cancer that we didn't know about till his last 2 days ) arg it makes me nervous. I know its not the same thing but I can't help but think the dog won't live as long as his brother and this is some defect :frown: They've both been to the vet numerous times over the past 5 months for regular stuff and the vet never mentioned/took note of it.