How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 30394
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My Yorkie is panting excessively. He is not hot or

Customer Question

My Yorkie is panting excessively. He is not hot or exhausted. He does not appear to b in pain and did eat his breakfast. I plan on taking him to the vet in the morning or should I take him now. He also trembles
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

I'm Dr. Karing and I would be glad to help with your question about Piper. Can you take a look at his gums and make sure they are nice and pink as well as moist?

I'm standing by.

Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 1 year ago.

Since I haven't heard back from you, I'm going to opt out so another professional can help you in a timely manner once you provide additional information.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question hasn't been answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help.

Excessive panting can represent both medical and behavioral problems. It's often seen with elevated ambient temperature (ruled out), exercise (ruled out), anxiety, or perceived pain. To confound the diagnosis further, it's also seen with fever, narcotic administration, glucocorticosteroid (prednisone, e.g.) therapy, Cushing's disease (not at his age), hyperthyroidism (rare), hypocalcemia, pheocromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor), cardiac disease, tachyarrhythmias (fast irregular heart rates), brain disease and obesity.