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I am sorry to hear that Mr. Tux is not feeling well. This panting usually indicates some form of pain and this could be due to an unstable disc in his back or a digestive issue. If he starts vomiting, then this is digestive. If not, then this is most likely caused by a back issue.
The best thing you can do for now as long as you can get Mr. Tux to eat something, is to give him aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will decrease the inflammation that is causing his pain and start to stabilize this disc. Do not allow him to jump on or off anything or even climb stairs to allow this disc to stabilize. It is best to have your vet examine him to be sure that this is the case and that this treatment is appropriate. There could be other issues that would show these symptoms.Does that make sense to you?
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