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Okay great. I just have first a few questions to be understand what is happening.
1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
3- Any pre existing medical conditions?
4- Any abdominal swelling?
5- Any other symptoms?
1- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?
2- Can you take his rectal temperature?
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Friend, panting and shaking can be caused by pain, a fever (infection), stress, etc. which can be caused by many different medical conditions. Common causes are: Neuromuscular disorders, heart or lung disease, pancreatitis, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately we are very limited as to what you can do at home. I would recommend you have him checked by ER veterinarian, most of the above mentioned diseases carry a much better prognosis when treated early. Do Not give over the counter pain meds, most are toxic to dogs and will interfere with certain medications attending vet may need to use.
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