My Dog Is Acting Strange This Morning, Mouth Open, Panting,walking Slow,wont Really Come If Called And Just Sitting Looking Miserable..any Ideas?


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Meg Hayes Profile
Meg Hayes answered
The fact that your dog is showing noticeable differences is definitely a cause for concern. In evolutionary terms, a dog that shows signs of illness or weakness will automatically preyed upon by predators, meaning that dogs have adapted to hide any signs of sickness or disadvantage.

Having said that, your dog's out of the ordinary behavior could just be down to something like the weather. If it's significantly warmer than usual, the heat may be tiring your dog out, so make sure that you have plenty of water and food available for your dog.

However, if this does not apply to your dog, then changes in behavior such as the ones you have described may be a sign of something more serious. Parasites such as hook worms, tapeworms, whipworms or heartworms living on or inside your pet can cause behavior changes and often cause apathy in dogs, which sounds like the symptoms you are describing. Treatments for parasites are available from your vet and should be administered as quickly as possible.

Another disease which causes symptoms such as the ones you have described is the Canine Parvovirus. This is most common in puppies under six months, and many dogs are vaccinated against the Canine Parvovirus, but any dog is at risk from contracting this disease. In severe cases, this disease can be fatal after only 72 hours of contraction, so if your dog demonstrates other symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and fever, see your vet as soon as possible.

The symptoms you have described also correlate with Canine Heart Disease. Although it is unusual for dogs to suffer from heart attacks in the way that humans do, they can experience heart murmurs or arrhythmia caused by diseased arteries and veins close to the heart. This is usually treated by a change in diet and exercise routine, but you should see your vet if you notice any other symptoms, such as coughing, abdominal swelling or fainting.

Chances are that your dog is just tired, hot or dehydrated. However, if these symptoms persist for more than two days, you should see your vet.
cody russell Profile
cody russell answered
I took my dog to the vet right after I posted..they ran tests said it was probably gastro since he had different food.nothing on tests..anyway he was dehydrated so they kept him overnight on 10:30 last night he was fine.would go home this morning,thay called at 8:30..he had died..they are shocked, but not as much as me..He was a family member and he is missed terribly..thank you for the help.
Alison Baillie Profile
Alison Baillie answered
Yes - take your dog to the vet as soon as possible. NOW. He/she is obviously in a lot of pain.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I'm sorry for your loss.
I'm curious what breed of dog.
My dog does the same thing from time to time, but it has become more frequent.
She also has been tested, to find nothing.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Why must you post when the original poster already said "THE DOG IS DEAD"?  I feel terrible that the dog is dead, and I'm sorry for your loss but, it is too late to take her to the vet, and she can't be pregnant, sorry, but lets read what has been posted for a year or three before you posted!
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Anonymous answered
I was away for a week and my parents were at home with my dog. When I was on my way home 6days later, they told me that my dog wasn't herself. And I asked them what did they mean and they said she was upset probably because I was away for a long time. But its been 3 days and my dog is sometimes panting, her nose is a bit wet and cold. So what I want to know is if she's okay?
Please take your dog to go get checked!!!
lisa Profile
lisa answered
Take your dog to the vet. It sounds like it could be heartworms.
katie nnnnnoneyuh Profile
Try calling your dogs vet.
I had a situation like that with my dog a few years ago and we called the vet and they told us what was going on and what to do after we gave them the symptoms.
thanked the writer.
Anonymous commented
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Anonymous commented
I agree with kate92562
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Anonymous answered
It might possibly be phantom pregnancy. My friend's dog would gather up toys, tuck them in the sofa and whimper and look very worried. Comforting her and then keeping things upbeat (by playing with her, taking her for walks) seemed to help. I hope your dog is spayed ...
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Anonymous answered
She is not comfortable yet with you you have to take her an reassure her that its going to be okay
Taylor Grimsley Profile
Taylor Grimsley answered
If you punish her a lot by your hand this may be why.
She may be afraid of you.
If you spank by punishing then spank with a news paper, and not your hand.
She may be afraid of you if you do that.
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Anonymous answered
Wondering why all these "take her to the vet" people felt a need to post- after seeing it already posted numerous times?

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