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My dog Sophie has a very dry nose and pants a lot. She eats

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My dog Sophie has a very dry nose and pants a lot. She eats fine and goes to the bathroom fine. What do you think her problem is?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Hi this is Dr. Hill. Let me ask a few questions about Sophie. How old is she and what breed? What is her normal diet and is she on any supplements or medications?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
She's 10, she's a rat terrier,her diet is Beneful,some wet but mostly dry. The only thing she takes is heart worm.
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Okay great. Thank you. Because she is an older girl, there are a wide variety of reasons she could be panting. To list a few: pain (associated with arthritis or a medical condition), Cushing's disease (her body makes too much steroid), cognitive dysfunction (this can cause anxiety), respiratory disease or heart disease. Panting is a very nonspecific clinical sign. It would be best to have her evaluated by your local veterinarian to see if there is a focus of discomfort. They will likely recommend bloodwork to check her liver, kidneys, bone marrow and look for evidence of an infection.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok thank you.
Dog Veterinarian: Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Your welcome. Feel to ask any additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer then please take time to rate my response. You can post additional questions on this thread for a few days, even after rating. Take care.

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