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Heavy panting, restless, would not sleep at all last night, ...

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Heavy panting, restless, would not sleep at all last night, drinking plenty of water, anxious...should I worry ? It's only been about 12 hours since all of this started.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 9 years ago.
Hi Khyde,

Many different things can cause constant panting. Heavy panting can be caused by heart problems, lung problems, fever, or bronchitis. You can read about this here:

Dogs pant for various reasons. They pant to cool down, but they also pant when they are under stress, in pain, or afraid. There can also be medical causes such as neurological problems, respiratory disorders, and Heart problems such as heartworm, anemia, and fever.

Since your dog is also restless, not sleeping and may be drinking more water then normal, I'd have your dog seen as your dog may be in pain.
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