Fast breathing

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thetwoshow Thu 25-Jul-19 22:39:03

Our cocker spaniel 11 years old seems very well eating drinking etc but is breathing v v fast
It's very hot here
We've put her in a cool bath but she's acting crazy v out of character
Any insights advice?

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Neighneigh Thu 25-Jul-19 22:43:48

If you've walked her today I'd be worried about heat stroke, fast panting is one of the symptoms. I'd ring the vet. In the meantime google dog heat stroke, there are some good diagrams with immediate advice

thetwoshow Thu 25-Jul-19 23:07:46

I we kept her in as it was so hot
She's calmed down a bit now will keep an eye out but still breathing g faster than usual but gas stopped panting

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bigpawsnopaws Fri 26-Jul-19 08:10:59

my 6 month Lab was panting very fast all day yesterday, it was so hot, he just laid around all day. Today he's back to normal. I hope your doggy is ok, I guess the heat affects them more when they're older

thetwoshow Fri 26-Jul-19 08:33:41

Thank you she seems fine now- I hope your mutt is ok today -seems a bit cooler

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ImMeantToBeWorking Fri 26-Jul-19 10:17:27

The fast panting is a way of them cooling themselves down. I am sure I ready somewhere not to soak dogs when it is hot out, just to use damp cloths and give them a rub. Also make sure they are getting plenty of water. No ice.

BiteyShark Fri 26-Jul-19 10:22:57

I was told a quick way to cool a dog down is to wet their paw pads.

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ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 26-Jul-19 10:33:32

One of my boys was really bad for panting last night, I gave him a rub down on the tummy with a cold towel. He settled after that and slept through the night.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 26-Jul-19 10:34:22

I’ll try the pads next time, shark.

I was desperate last night.

Nesssie Fri 26-Jul-19 10:38:33

I had a horrendous night last night with my 5 year old shepherd cross.
He was so hot and uncomfy and panting like crazy. He couldn't settle and it horrible to watch.
Ended up spraying his paws, legs and belly with the shower.

This weather is not kind to dogs.

BeerandBiscuits Fri 26-Jul-19 11:48:10

Last night was the most uncomfortable yet, horribly humid. My GSD was panting and pacing and unable to settle. We ended up in the garden at 2am, although not much cooler there.
He laid on the lawn covered in damp towels and eventually went to sleep - I felt like doing the same smile.
Instead just sat in the sun lounger listening to the thunder till it was time to get up.

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