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1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any other symptoms?
5- Is it warm where she is in?
Friend, it is possible that her panting is related to the warm weather; remember that dogs do not perspire (sweat) like we do. So, they rely on panting as one of the mechanism to regulate body temperature. It is also important to remember that increases in respiration could be a sign of an underlying medical problem like: Pain (neuromuscular disorders or abdominal), heart or lung disease, etc. to name a few causes.
I agree with you it could be the warm temperature the cause of her increase respiration. But, I would also recommend a hands on examination with family veterinarian to listen to her heart/lungs make certain everything is o.k.
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