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Hello this is Dr. Holloway but you can call me Dr. H for short. I see that Moses is having some symptoms of potential exercise intolerance, which is what you describe as panting after excitement. Does he also have the panting happen after exercise as well or after running?
- Dr. H
Ok based on the symptoms you have described so far he has: coughing and panting on excitation or from heat. This is very suspicious of a heart or lung condition. Allergies don't really fit here. When was the last time he was seen by a vet and had his heart listened to?
I would recommend to start with a physcial exam by your vet and chest x-rays. Saint Bernards are predisposed to a number of heart related diseases so this is definitely something to look into. - Dr. H
I see you haven't reviewed my recent posts to your question. I wanted to check in to ensure you didn't need further assistance with your concerns regarding Moses. I truly hope everything is ok with him.
Feel free to update me on his status or type a reply if you wish to continue the conversation. Thanks!- Dr. H