Q. My dog is panting, is this normal?

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A. There are many reasons why your dog may be panting. It could be as simple as feeling too hot, having been running around a lot, or being anxious about something. If it is due to feeling hot or running around, move your dog somewhere cool and provide access to plenty of water. If you believe anxiety is the cause, you can try pheromone diffusers or collars, which work very well.

Finally, consider that panting can also be a sign of pain, a respiratory issue or a heart problem. So, if your dog is panting during an extended period of time, veterinary treatment should be sought immediately.

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