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My dog is panting fast. Also he will not lay down. He does

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My dog is panting fast. Also he will not lay down. He does not want to eat or drink. He has peed today, but not pooped. I made him eat pumpkin and some water. His tongue is darker than usual. Should I take him to the emergency room?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I am happy to help. Given his breed (Cavalier), the panting and the tongue being darker, I'd be worried about heart disease. It would be best to have a thorough exam done tonight to be on the safe side.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
But why wont he lay down?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He has mostly stopped panting after i put a wet tshirt on him0
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 1 year ago.

If they feel like they can't breathe, they won't lie down. They can't move their chest enough to move air and it makes them panic more. It could also be a fever, especially if a cool/wet shirt helped.

Expert:  Christi Belew replied 1 year ago.

I wanted to follow up and see how Charlie Brown was doing?