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Dandi's due for her yearly checkup and shots soon and I'm wondering if we should bother asking the vet about this.
There's a few things about Dandi that makes us and the vet believe she was abused before we got her, but I've been noticing little things about her face that just don't seem normal. Some of her behavior makes me wonder about her as well. Sometimes I swear she doesn't have the best vision or ability to smell.

For starters, her eyes are different shapes and placed differently on her head. I'm sure this could be a natural occurrence as well, though.

That picture shows it best. She's also got a bump in the middle of her nose, but that could also be because of her mix.

Last night I noticed that her nose is crooked. It points to the left. Just the nose bit. It's quite weird. And mum noticed that one side of her face sticks out farther than the other when she's chewing.

She's also prone to reverse sneeze fits in cold weather and snores very, very loudly, which I'm not sure is normal for longer muzzled dogs?

I know I'm probably just being paranoid :eek: But I wanted some opinions before I made myself look silly in front of a new vet.
 

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But I wanted some opinions before I made myself look silly in front of a new vet.
People who worry about looking silly to their vet are short-changing their dogs.

Most would prefer that you ask those questions. A vet who discourages them, or makes you feel foolish for asking them, would not be a vet I would use a second time.

Think about it. You're not concerned about appearing foolish in front of 6,000 very judgemental and hypercritical dog owners, but you're worried about the vet, who is getting paid to address your concerns?
 

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I wouldn't care about looking silly. It never hurts to ask, that is what your vet is for and why you pay him/her. The worst that happens is that the vet eases your mind, or addresses your concerns.
 

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Most vets experiences I've had have been pretty much negative. Vets here seem to be.. mean to put it nicely. I don't do well around mean people who make me feel silly for asking silly questions, which just makes Dandi nervous and anxious. So far she's had good vet experiences, and I really want to keep it that way.
 
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