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He was panting (stopped after he went outside and urinated),

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He was panting (stopped...

He was panting (stopped after he went outside and urinated), seems terrified and will not leave my side. Usually he's not big on cuddling but he's just sitting pressed against me. Doesn't seem to like laying down.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?

Kothe, 19 months, Shiba Inu. He's not lethargic per say, he'll get up and walk to follow me.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Kothe?

Had a bit of cheese tonight. Not more than probably 1.5 ounces

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He's panting again.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Stopped panting and layed down. Still a bit concerned. Something just seems off the way he's staying in constant contact with me
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month 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 Kothe, please?

He's acting anxious but the reason for that is unclear at this time. He may be fearful, phobic, or suffering from a medical disorder. 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, glucocorticosteroid (prednisone, e.g.) therapy, Cushing's disease, hyperthyroidism, hypocalcemia, pheocromocytoma (an adrenal gland tumor), cardiac disease, tachyarrhythmias (fast irregular heart rates), brain disease and obesity. Most of the above differentials can be dispensed with considering his young age.

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