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Excessive panting, acting like her bum hurts, excessive

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Excessive panting, acting like her bum hurts, excessive thirst

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Berrit, 4 german shepherd

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Berrit?

4

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Welcome to JustAnswer.com! My name is***** and I have been a licensed veterinarian for 10 years. I would be happy to answer your question. How long has Berrit been having these signs?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
A week, bottom started today
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

One cause of panting and excessive thirst is a condition called Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism. The body produces too much steroids, leading to excessive thirst. This is not painful, so her sore bottom issue may be unrelated to the panting and excessive thirst. Another cause of panting is pain, so if her bum hurts due to some injury, she may be panting because of that.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Rachel, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago

I recommend getting Berrit to the vet for an exam to start with. They may recommend doing some lab work, as well.

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