Thanks so much for all the info. She'll be going in sometime this month for her first heartworm test...she'll be 1 year old on the fifteenth. When she goes in for that, I'll also make an appt. with the doc for the reflex/neurological exam as well. My husband, Joel has always said she's one sandwich short of a picnic. LOL
Question, though, now that I think of it. When she was just a tiny thing...maybe 8 or 9 weeks old...right after I got her, I was putting up electric wire along the top and bottom of my chain link fence since I have one digger and one climber. I had Raja tied to my porch while I tested the fence so she wouldn't get popped with it, but she ended up backing out of her collar and ran straight into the bottom wire and got popped with it, and before I could get to her to pick her up, she ran into it again. OMG, I felt so horrible because she did the whole puppy scream. I called the vet, and they said to just watch her, so I watched her for the proceeding two days, and she seemed fine (no bleeding from the ears, appetite and bowel movements were normal, etc.), but now looking back, I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
And we're not talking everyday pulsing dog electric fence...someone gave it to me and it's a steady stream and it's strong enough for cattle. I had tried the dog fence...the one that pulses, but it wasn't strong enough for my climber, so I had to go up a notch. I feel like such a horrible dog mom admitting all this.