Shaking panting dog

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Shaking panting dog
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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 8:10pm

I am hoping someone here might have some thoughts on this...


A year ago my dog Buddy started shaking and panting heavily - we rushed him to the vet and by the time we arrive he was fine. Two days later it happened again and again I rushed him to the vet. Nearly $400 later - the did a full blood panel and checked everything - they told me he was "normal". Though the vet suspected he had issues with his anal glands. A few months later he was having more issues so about 2 months ago we had them removed (we had them expressed in the interim while we saved money for the surgery).


Today he has started exhibiting the same symptoms all over again! Very clingy, panting, acting anxious, trembling - exactly what happened a year ago when we had all the tests. He hasn't been this way in awhile, and certainly not since his surgery.


I have no idea - I am going to call the vet in the morning (they are already closed for the night here)... I just don't want to pay another $300+ for a blood panel only to be told he is "normal" again... he certainly isn't acting that way. He was acting off for the past few days, but he is sleeping and eating just fine. Now -

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 10:58pm
I'm sure our host is a better source of info, but to me that sounds like a dog that is terribly scared of something.

 


~~joannaran~~

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Mon, 07-06-2009 - 11:19pm

Thanks for your reply... maybe that is it. But I just cannot think what he might be having issues with. What I did after I posted was to take him on a very brisk walk around our park and then he came in and promptly was relaxed. Could that be it? It comes and goes - he was really bad this afternoon and into the evening and then after the walk he was calm again and has gone off to sleep (not falling all over me). He is totally back to himself.


Can dogs have anxiety and stress issues?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Tue, 07-07-2009 - 7:17am
Dogs can have anxiety issues - and they most certainly pick up on our own stress very easily. There are medications if he gets really bad, you can talk to your vet if it comes to that.
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Sun, 12-13-2009 - 12:14am

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Sun, 12-13-2009 - 12:30am

Well, with our dog Buddy, it turned out the first time around it was because of his anal glands. They were really impacted and we ende dup getting them removed.


The second time around (when I posted this) we ended up at the vets office a few times and think we figured it out - Buddy was having such a reaction to all of his foods that it was causing him pain (as in gas pains).

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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 9:51pm
Hi Samantha, How did you go at the Vet ? Did they manage to pick up on anything with Buddy ? I am babysitting a little doggy who is shaking and panting all the time as well. I was interested to know why the anal glands would be involved in such a condition. I know this little doggy has anal gland issues, so maybe that is why she's shaking etc. She also has mild epilepsy and anxiety and behavioural issues, so who knows for sure. I've been doing some research on these problems and hope to find something useful. Hope to hear from you again.... all the best, Leonie (Australia)
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Mon, 01-10-2011 - 10:45pm

Welcome to the board.

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