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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My dog is panting and keeps looking down to the right every

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My dog is panting and keeps looking down to the right every so often like she's trying to hear then she gets up walks around a bit then comes back to sit down
Submitted: 30 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 29 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 29 days ago.

Lauren, 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 your dog, please?

I admit that the cause of her panting and behavior are unclear to me. 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.