Hello I am new to the forum and would like some advice if anyone knows what might be wrong with my dog, if I should be worried and what I should do! I would like some advice on whether I need to take my dog to the vets. I have a female border terrier/patterdale cross who is 4 ½ years old. She is normally very lively, strong and requires lots of exercise. Over the past 2 days she has been quite lethargic, not wanting to go out for a walk and not her normal self. She is refusing to drink, and we have just managed to get her to eat her food. She is only drinking if we let her lick it off a spoon. When we take her outside and try to play, she comes back in and pants heavily which sounds a bit like she is coughing. She is able to walk and run, and has been to the toilet all fine. She has not been sick. Over the past few months, her belly skin has been getting darker and turning almost black. She doesn't seem bothered by it, but I wonder this may have anything to do with it? I wonder what you think I should do? I am hesitant to take her to the vets as they are only doing phone call consultations for £50! and if we need to bring her in it will be classed as an 'emergency' due to the ongoing covid restrictions. Please help!