6 Reasons Your Dog May Exhibit Abnormal Panting

We all love our dogs. They are our best friends, our comforters and sometimes even our mediators. So it's no surprise that we long to give them the respect and love they give to us, only tenfold.

One of the ways we can do this is by monitoring the health of our dogs. With that being said, let's address an actually important health question: When is it okay and not okay for our canines to pant?

Let's take a look at normal panting. Panting is actually the way a dog's body rids itself of excess heat. Anytime the weather is hot or the dog is exercising, panting is considered normal.

Abnormal panting, on the other hand, can be a little different. If a dog appears to be panting more than it usually does, or at inappropriate times, such as when it is not hot, these could be signs of abnormal panting. Anytime panting is raspier, more audible or is harsher than normal or appears to be forced, it is likely time to take your pup to the vet.

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