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#284609 - 06/04/13 05:50 PM Heavy constant panting-
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Hello,

I have a 9 month old german shepherd named Warden. We are new to this website, but I was hoping to see what the community has to say about panting. The only time he really doesn't pant is when he is sleeping, but besides that it is all the time. Warden is in great shape and is very lean and weighs 80lbs. A little history behind Warden, we got him from a breeder he is akc registered. When we brought our lovely Warden home he had coccidia( if I spelt that right)but we treated it right away. Besides the coccidia is was farely healthy.

I just want to make sure that we have nothing to worry about with our boy Warden. He Is my baby to me and is always there to love me and protect me. So is heavy panting normal? I guess I should also mention we do live in central Texas. Thank you for helping me I really do appreciate it!

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#284623 - 06/04/13 08:51 PM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: Kaylap]
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I'm not sure how hot it really is there right now, perhaps it is very warm? In any event, panting can indicate pain. Even if the dog is not limping, even if the dog is eating and drinking okay, I would still get the dog checked out by a vet regarding the panting. Orthopedic pain doesn't always result in a limp, for example. Just a consideration.
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#284633 - 06/04/13 10:07 PM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: Braverhund]
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How hot is it there? I agree that unless the temps are extreme and never cool down he should not be doing heavy panting.

I saw in the other thread that he has soft stool. Have you had a stool check done? If he has a heavy parasite load, that could be causing the panting.
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#284644 - 06/05/13 01:14 AM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: BowWowMeow]
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welcome Lots of reasons for panting, including the temperature warming up. But if he's inside and it's cool, I would not consider constant panting to be normal.
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#284674 - 06/05/13 09:10 AM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: MaxaLisa]
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And..... maybe his thermostat just runs hot. Mayhem is a dog that runs hot. Her metabolic rate is fast and she pants more than my other dogs. She takes longer to cool down but she does cool down eventually. Normal for her.

But it can be caused by other things too such as noted above.
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#284709 - 06/05/13 11:40 AM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: Kayos]
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You don't mention if Warden is taking any prescription medications or not, but some like Pred can make a dog hot/pant a lot.
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#284762 - 06/05/13 05:28 PM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: arycrest]
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Do you hsve(or can you get) a small fan to put on the floor near him?
If he isn't panting when he sleeps that is a good sign.
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#284770 - 06/05/13 06:09 PM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: PaddyD]
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thanks everyone! We are going to taking him to the vet to get it checked out just incase. Im hoping it's just his body cooling down and taking longer

Every sense his first check up they have been doing stool samples and the last one in november was negative, but I def want them to do another one.

The temp right now down hear ranges from high 80's to high 90's.

I really appreciate all the responses!Helps my husband and I out a lot sense we never had a German Shepherd before Warden! Thanks again!

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#284781 - 06/05/13 07:45 PM Re: Heavy constant panting- [Re: Kaylap]
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Originally Posted By: Kaylap
The temp right now down hear ranges from high 80's to high 90's.


GSDs do tend to run hot and have a harder time when it heats up. My Max always had a harder time once it hit higher then 80's, all his life. That was one reason I mentioned to watch the panting when he is in the cool indoors.
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