Why Do Dogs Pant?
(max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/puppy-panting-2804787-final-c0e9034dad6c98099cbe43e5438bc. jpg) Panting is a common dog behavior that always has a cause. Knowing why your dog is panting will require you to think about what else might be happening for your dog at that moment.
Learn the common reasons why dogs pant so you can react appropriately. The Spruce / Ashley Nicole DeLeon Panting can be a way for dogs to cool themselves off. Dogs don't sweat the way humans do. The hotter a dog becomes, the more intense the panting becomes. Symptoms of heatstroke include a bright red tongue and gums, wide eyes, and weakness. Panting may have nothing to do with body temperature. Many dogs will pant when they experience fear, anxiety, or stress. Look at your dog's body language to determine if your dog was showing signs of fear or any other type of distress. If panting is related to fear or anxiety, and stress, it's best to remove your dog from the situation as soon as you can. Continued mild panting with open mouth and bright eyes is normal in a relaxed, content dog. Contact your doctor if you suspect that your dog may be sick or injured. Many Dogs Pant When They Play. Dogs with high fever or bloat may also pant, sometimes in preparation for vomiting. Laryngeal paralysis is another cause. . . weakness of the muscles that open and close the larynx at the back of the throat. .