Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Dogs Name: Odin
Titles: Hawaii's Top Shoe Snatcher
Dogs Age: 5 Months
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Puppy Excessive Panting After Exercise? Heart Issues?
Hey all, its me again. Just have some questions regarding Puppy Play. My 8 Month puppy seems to pant excessively after exercise/walks. For an example a 20-30 minute walk would have him panting for maybe 45 min to a hour afterwards. A 10-15 minute game of fetch also same results. I'm starting to think that this is not normal. Even though he's panting and lies down to rest, he's always ready to get back up afterwards. Usually he doesn't lie down for a long time, he'll still walk around follow me around but still be panting. For example if someone walks by our house he still gets up and runs to the gate and starts barking. Sometimes he'll be walking around normally panting like this after exercise as well. At first I thought it was maybe because it's pretty hot/humid here (Hawaii), but today was kind of windy with clouds (Looks like its about to rain). Still exhibited that panting after maybe 15 minutes of ball and crazy running.
Panting doesn't seem to be heavily labored, more of quick pants like a stream train. But obviously I'm not an expert on dog panting.
When it comes to Odin I get super paranoid about losing him. I'm starting to get that dreaded sinking feeling in my gut. Would this be early signs of Heart Issues?
Can a dog that's not overweight be out of shape?
It's been 30 minutes since play and I just checked the online weather forecast for my town. It shows Temperature currently around 85 Degrees Fahrenheit, but feels like 91 degrees. Shoot this seems really hot, but when we were playing it seemed really cool / windy. There was constant cool wind and I sweat real easily (hyperhidrosis) and was fine.
Last edited by allmightyodin; 08-24-2019 at 08:05 PM.