Why Is Your Dog Panting So Much?

 Panting cools down a dog's body similarly to how sweating works for humans.

Regulate Body Temperature  

Hard exercise and play can trigger temporary panting to prevent overheating.

 Physical Exertion

Heavier anxious panting may point to an underlying emotional issue.

Stress or Anxiety  

Excessive panting can be a sign of dangerous heatstroke requiring emergency cooling.

Overheating Risks  

Rapid open-mouth panting may indicate respiratory trouble and warrants prompt vet attention. 

Respiratory Distress  

Unusual panting can signify pain or injury causing discomfort.

Pain Symptom

Mild to moderate panting is normal for dogs trying to stay cool in high temperatures.

Normal In Hot Weather

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