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My male 10 year old pug has started panting excessively at night when we go to bed...I keep turning down A/C and giving him ice bits to eat and eventually he stops, but it's taking A/C at about 65 degrees before he stops which is COLD for me....are there any diseases that could have started this recently
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Hello and thank you for asking your question. My name is***** will try to help.
There are a number of things that can cause panting.
First, I would take his temperature to see if he has a fever. An underlying infection, causing a fever, can cause him to pant. Take a human thermometer and put a little ky jelly, or vaseline, on the tip. Insert the thermometer about 1 1/2 inches into the rectum. Wait three minutes or until it beeps. A normal temperature for a dog is 100-102.5 F.
Any respiratory disease, such as kennel cough, bronchitis, heart failure, or pneumonia can cause panting.
Pain can cause panting. Since he is older, he could have some arthritis pain.
Anxiety, fear, or nervousness can cause panting too.
There is an adrenal gland disease, called "Cushings disease," that can cause them to pant. It is due the adrenal glands producing too much cortisol hormone. It usually causes an increase in water intake too. It can be diagnosed with blood work.
I hope this helps.
If you have additional questions, please reply.
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I'm just following up on our conversation about Harley. How is everything going?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

He has won the temp control at night, I lower a/c to abt 68 and his huffing & puffing goes away.... I think he's just an old pug doing what they do....thanks for checking on him

Its all about him. Thanks for the update.
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