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My dog was laying down then randomly started panting really

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my dog was laying down then randomly started panting really quickly and his heart was beating very quickly. Then her stopped for a few seconds then began panting again. What could be the cause? Should I take him to the vet?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your situation, and wanted to help.Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner. If you would still like assistance, can you tell me: How long has he had these signs?Can you take a breathing rate for me (just count his breaths for 10 seconds + multiply by 6)? Are his gums pink or pale/white?Any changes to his appetite, thirst, weight, or urine/fecal passage?Could he have eaten anythinkg he should not have (ie toxins, plants, bones, stones, socks, etc)?