Ask Dr Claire

My dog has come in from outside and seems to be excessively panting. It stops for a while and then she starts again. What could this be?

Dogs rely on panting as a way to cool their body when they are overheated.

Panting is really just a symptom and can be the result of many underlying causes. In this case, we really need to find the cause of the panting so that we can treat your dog’s problem and reach the best treatment plan too.

Some of the underlying causes of panting might be:

  • Normal cooling post strenuous exercise
  • Heat stroke
  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Pain
  • Medical conditions such as Cushings disease

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Dr Claire

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