Dogs Pant And Breathe Fast For A Variety Of Reasons
Dogs pant and breath fast for a variety of reasons. Not all panting is abnormal, though. Dogs that have difficulty breathing may be stretching their neck out. They may also hold their elbows away from their body to allow their chest to rise and fall more. Panting is one of the subtle signs of pain in dogs. Active dogs pant faster to bring more oxygen into their lungs and oxygenate muscles as they play. Dogs who pant are anxious, so the entire body language of the dog needs to be assessed. Small dogs, such as chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and toy poodles, are prone to tracheal collapse. This is a condition in which the trachea narrows. Brachycephalic airway syndrome is not just a problem with a dog's airway. It can be stenotic nares, everted laryngeal saccules, an elongated soft palate, and other anatomical abnormalities. Dogs with BOAS are especially prone to heavy breathing. If your dog is having trouble breathing, or if their gum and tongue color is changing, they should get veterinary attention immediately. Metabolic Acidosis is most commonly caused by kidney disease or diabetic ketoacidosis. If a dog is breathing heavily because of heat stroke, you can help actively cool down him or her. . . .