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My dog just started an hour ago and is excessively

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?

He's panting excessively and has stiff hind legs

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Bear and he's 10 months old

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Bear, please?

Excessive panting can represent both medical and behavioral problems. It's often seen with elevated ambient temperature, exercise, anxiety, or perceived pain. To confound the diagnosis further, it's also seen with fever, narcotic administration, glucocorticoid (a steroid such as prednisone, e.g.) therapy, ingestion of a prescription or recreational drug, cardiac disease, tachyarrhythmias (fast irregular heart rates), and brain disease "Stiff legs" isn't clear to me. Please clarify what you were or are seeing.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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