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Greetings, I’m Dr. Peck, a small animal veterinarian in general practice. Hopefully I might be of some help. One moment while I reply…
This sounds like it could be related to the heat, or possibly anxiety related, but other various causes are possible as well. To be able to diagnose would require a physical examination and possibly some diagnostics.
An easy at home anxiety remedy for dogs is to administer benadryl 25mg tablets, dosed at 1-2mg per lb of body weight, so for example a 75lb dog would get 75mg of benadryl. This can help calm them down during periods of anxiety, but is not as helpful as prescription medications.
For dogs that are hyperthermic, there are a few tricks to help cool them off quickly. Using A/C and fans can definitely help. Offering free access to water can help, it's ok to put a few ice cubes in to keep it cool. Using a hose outside if they like water to soak their coat is helpful sometimes. One of the best tricks that is used in the clinic often is to apply rubbing alcohol to their paws while a fan is on them. Dogs lose a lot of heat through panting as well as their paws. Extreme cooling measures should be undertaken only with a veterinarians guidance, if you are concerned your dog may be experiencing heat stroke as these basic cooling measures aren't helping, veterinary assessment needs to be pursued. In order to achieve a full assessment and pursue a diagnosis for these behaviors, you'll need to seek veterinary assessment in person. But, these are some general pointers on helping a dog cool off, which might be helpful in your situation.
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It certainly could be anxiety, dogs commonly will seek shower / tubs with storm / firework anxiety (or other causes), the thought is they feel safer as it blocks out sounds more in those areas. Benadryl will not hurt and may help, so that's a good consideration.