my dog, Bella, is 3.5 years old. great health. for the past week she has been wheezing on walks and snoring at night. her nose is wet, but she feels hot. she is eating and playing normally. she has slightly runny eyes, but that's kind of normal for her. mostly, I'm concerned because 2 nights ago she paced the whole night (which isn't normal for her) like she couldn't sleep or didn't feel good or something. last night she slept in her crate instead of on her bed like she usually does.
our vet is an hour away. I called and they encouraged me to bring her in, but it's super expensive and time consuming (I'd have to take off half a day of work) to bring her in to have them tell me if it's just the common cold and she needs to just wait it out.
any advice? I love my dog and if she needs to go to the vet, I'll definitely take her. they mentioned they'd had some kennel cough going around so that's a possibility. should I just take the hit (probably $100-$200 because they always want to do bloodwork and stuff, plus any meds PLUS take off a half day at work) or am I being over-protective and worry too much?