Q. Fiona is acting very strange, hiding, slightly shaking, panting

Nov 27, 2022

Shes normally very hyper and this is abnormal behavior for her. Shes had very little energy and just seems very out of it
Is this issue normal or not?

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Thank you for connecting with us. Did the abnormal behavior occur all of a sudden? How is her appetite? Although it is an accessory standard, frequent hiding is often associated with animals wanting to hide their illness.

Furthermore, does she always show shaking and panting? Panting is a very normal mechanism in dogs to regulate their body temperature. You should also check her ears first as shaking is often associated with vestibular diseases. Regarding panting, check her gum and CRT(Capillary Refill Time). Pale gum is often associated with an insufficient supply of oxygen and could be an indication of cyanosis or anemia. You should also check her CRT(Capillary Refill Time) which should be less than 2 seconds in general. If not, this is an emergency and you need to bring her to the vet ASAP. Bloodwork is likely to be carried out to look out for any abnormalities in this case.

Please make an appointment with a vet for a differential diagnosis so that she can receive the necessary care in time.

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