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Dog Panting
Flatonia posted:
Hi. My 11 year old female Boxer is panting excessively. I know it's normal for dogs to pant when they are exercising or trying to cool off, but she is panting for no reason...just laying on the bed...any advice?
Ponyrun2 responded:
Check her gums to see if they are a healthy pink. When my Malinois began to pant all the time it turned out he was severely anemic....

Or she could be warm... remember their normal body temperature is around 103 (our is only 98.6).... try setting up a fan to blow on her and see if it helps....
Home2strays replied to Ponyrun2's response:
dog temp is 100.1-102.1, she may be excited or even pant in pain. does she seem stressed or excitable? if so I would get her examined.
Flatonia replied to Ponyrun2's response:
Flatonia replied to Home2strays's response:
THANK YOU!!!!! :)


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