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I have a new Pomeranian mix, that pats very loud 95% of the

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I have a new Pomeranian mix, that pats very loud 95% of the time . Is that normal
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
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No, no dog should be loudly panting most of the time. Excessive panting can represent both medical and behavioral problems. Such a young dog mixed with Pomeranian might suffer from a Pomeranian's anatomical problems with its windpipe (collapsing trachea) and large airways and so X-rays of his chest are indicated. Panting is also often seen with elevated ambient temperature, exercise, anxiety, or perceived pain. To confound the diagnosis further, it's also seen with fever, narcotic administration, glucocorticoid (prednisone, e.g.) therapy, Cushing's disease (not at his age), hyperthyroidism (not at his age), hypocalcemia (unlikely), pheocromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor/rare), cardiac disease, tachyarrhythmias (fast irregular heart rates), brain disease and obesity.
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