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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My dog has been panting heavily for 24 hours. She's due to

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My dog has been panting heavily for 24 hours. She's due to have her puppies. I'm scared. I dont know what to do. How long will she breath like this
JA: I'm trying to find the right veterinarian for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know.
Customer: Please hurry. I dont know if she could be dying or having complications.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about your puppy?
Customer: Shes not a puppy. Shes two years old. How long does she breathe like this.? Is it normal?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

Can you obtain a rectal temperature on her and report back?

How many days along is she?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I cannot get a rectal temp. And I'm not positive of days of pregnancy. But I know she's due
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I don't have money to call
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

I'm at a loss on being able to assist you without additional information. The panting for a prolonged period of time may be an indication of difficult labor and she may need to be examined and potentially may require a c-section. Give more time, can you obtain a rectal temp? Perhaps enlist the help of a friend or neighbor?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I can't believe I paid money for your response.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 5 months ago.

I am attempting to aid you, JACustomer. Her temperature can tell us if she's in active labor or not.