Q. Breathing is weird panting and very fast breathes if not panting he has not done much today as I worked a double so I’m confused but this activity so late at night

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Thu, Jul 13, 2023

He also has a very wet nose
What are causes & treatment?


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I truly understand how concerning it is to witness him experiencing health issues.

The fact that he is exhibiting weird panting and very fast breaths is a significant symptom that requires attention. Rapid breathing can indicate several underlying issues. It could be due to pain, anxiety, stress, or an underlying respiratory problem. It's important to observe if he is displaying any other signs of distress, such as coughing, wheezing, or difficulty breathing.

The wet nose is a common occurrence in dogs and typically not a cause for concern. Dogs naturally produce mucus, which keeps their nasal passages moist. However, if the wetness is excessive, accompanied by a change in color or consistency, or if he is continuously pawing at their nose, it may indicate an infection or other nasal issues.

To provide some relief to him at home, you can start by ensuring he is in a calm and comfortable environment. Make sure he has access to fresh water and a quiet place to rest. You can also try using a cool, damp cloth to gently wipe his nose, which might help if he is feeling congested or irritated.

However, considering the unusual breathing pattern, it's crucial to monitor him closely for any worsening of symptoms or the development of additional concerning signs. If his breathing becomes more labored, they show signs of distress or pain, their gums appear pale or bluish, or if they collapse, it's essential to seek immediate veterinary care. These are serious indications that require professional evaluation and treatment.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.