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My dog is panting and shaking reason and has been a couple

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My dog is panting and shaking for no reason and has been for over a couple of hrs now and is being very clingy and won't leave my side. Should I take him to emergency vet
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No that's fine please could you respond as I'm very worried right now

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?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
He had this 2 days ago but stopped after an 10 mins but started again tonight and has lasted over 2 hrs. He's panting a lot and shaking and also has excess saliva from the panting.
He's has no vomiting or diarrhea and has no medical conditions.
From looking at his abdomen it doesn't appear swollen but is quite hot around the area

1- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

2- Can you take his rectal temperature?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
His gums are pink but unfortunately I won't be able to take his temperature as don't have a thermometer
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The shaking has stopped now but is still breathing quite heavy

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

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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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That's great thank you for your help hopefully he will be okay until I can take him tomorrow. He's settled down now so hope he will get through the night

Fair enough.

You're welcome.

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