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Old October 3rd, 2011, 08:38 AM
olive3322 olive3322 is offline
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Panting dog

I have an 8 years old Pom/Terrier mix. The last month or so she seems to be panting a lot more than usual and it hasn't even been warm out. Just wondering if anyone knows if this is a sign of anything else or if I should be worried about it at all?
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:33 AM
Longblades Longblades is offline
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Panting can be a sign of pain. It can be a sign of laboured breathing such as brought on by congestive heart failure. Those are my only two experiences but I bet there are more. I'd be asking my Vet for an appointment.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 10:07 AM
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Pain is number one, but also neurological distress will make them pant too. Panting is a sign of general distress (outside of temperature).
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