We have a 12+ year old greybound, female about 65 pounds. The last few days when let out she has been laying on the cold ground, sometimes in the snow, sometimes on the concrete patio (with temps in the low 30s and high 20s). When she comes in she plops down right by the door, not a normal place. She is panting and shivering at the same time. Generally she is pretty active, chasing out sheltie around the yard. She has also become much more clingy. Any thoughts on what might be ailing her? Otherwise, until lately, she has been in pretty good health, active though never a good eater.
We have a 12+ year old greybound, female about 65 pounds. The last few days when let out she has ... might be ailing her? Otherwise, until lately, she has been in pretty good health, active though never a good eater.

What are the results of the blood panel and urinanalysis done by your vet? Did your vet find anything suspicious when your vet palpated the spleen and other internal organs? Any radiographic films taken? Whatever she's got it sounds pretty painful. I hope your vet can track it down ASAP.

Diane Blackman
It just started to be something noticeable the last day or two when we returned from a trip both dogs took with us. If it keeps up, we'll get her into the vet as soon as we can.
Bradley
It just started to be something noticeable the last day or two when we returned from a trip both dogs took with us. If it keeps up, we'll get her into the vet as soon as we can.

"if it keeps up" Take her now*. In a few days she could be *dead if it is pyometra.
What is it with some pet owners? Their pet gets sick and they post here, wat a few days and then think about getting it veterinary care. If you child was sick, would you wait?
Geez, take a chill pill and hold off on the judgments. What it is with some pet owners is that they don't freak out at every shiver and shake and they keep an eye on things, looking to see if it is something that warrants a trip to the vet, especially when they have an animal that is typically healthy even if it has reached geriatric stages for the breed. Some, such as ourselves, also don't have access to afordable vet care on Sundays. And yes, we don't take our child to the doctor for every sniffle. Take us to task for that too if you must.