panting and ajgetated.

I have a 10 year old great Pyrenees male about 110 lbs he eats okay daily lots of water, I keep it cold in the house, but here lately he has been panting. He lays down for about 5 or 10 mins gets back up and panting again. What could be wrong?

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Aug 11, 2015
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panting Pyr
by: Anonymous

If the temperature has not soared in your location, and he seems uncomfortable besides the panting I would look for pain. Could be anything from a blockage to an illness. Your vet should examine him, and do a blood workup. Do not wait.

Aug 11, 2015
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by: Donna

He is older, now, so he doesn't take the heat as well. It's good that he pants to stay cool.

Where do you live? I assume it is hot outside and he does go out to do his business. After you do walk him, it will take longer for him to cool down even if the house is cool.

If you are really concerned, take him for a visit to your vet to have him checked over.

Do not shave him. He needs his double coat to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. Dogs stay cool by panting. They sweat through their paw pads.

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symptom of pain
by: Tressie

Panting like you are describing, especially in a 10 year old dog, can definitely be a sign of pain. Especially if he's also anxious, can't get comfortable, etc.

Time for a vet check to rule out a medical cause.

Aug 12, 2015
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Prevention
by: Stormy

Is he on regular heartworm prevention?

Aug 23, 2015
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panting senior
by: Marianne

Have you been giving him something for arthritis? The behaviour seems as if he has joint pain. At his age, it would be reasonable.
If you haven't start giving him glucosamine /chondroitine supplement, about 900 mg, I would think. Be sure to take him to a veterinarian to have him checked for arthritis.

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