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When Your Dog's Panting Might Mean Trouble

Panting helps regulate body temperature and is your dog's way of sweating. But, abnormal panting may be a sign that something is wrong. Four ways to tell if your pet's panting is normal and 8 things that abnormal panting may be signaling.

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  • Panting is normal in otherwise healthy dogs who pant to regulate their body temperature
  • Abnormal panting can be a sign of illness or emotional distress
  • There are many causes of abnormal panting, some of which include heatstroke, pain, Cushing’s disease, and anxiety or phobias

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