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constant panting

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:47 pm
by Leahsierra
My chow puppy Simba is constantly panting since we got him a month and half ago. He even breathes heavily when he's asleepy. I understand chows are very hot natured but sometimes he pants sooo hard I'm just afraid he's going to have a heart attack or something. I keep the house pretty cool and always always have water bowls everywhere for him. Is this normal? ( my husband took him to the vet for shots and they didn't find anything unusual). I'm just a little concerned.. :|

Re: constant panting

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:13 pm
by Rory's Dad
Dont worry about it, particularly if you have had him vet checked and no problems. Panting can be a sign of anxiety, thirst, or heat. And in thick, short muzzled Chows, it can just be them growing into their bodies.

Our Rory will pant (and drool), whenever he is outside his comfort zone (our house, yard, car). He also has trouble fitting his tongue into his mouth. He also tends to grunt or snort a good deal at times. Sometimes it sounds like they are trying to speak with it

The panting is fine. I wouldnt worry too much about it.

Re: constant panting

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:46 am
by Auddymay
You can tell anxiety panting from regular panting by the speed of it. A slow relaxed pant is just that-relaxed. A heavy but slow pant is heat. A quick pant, sometimes accompanied by a little whine is anxiety.

Re: constant panting

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:32 am
by Sarahloo
Leahsierra, I feel your pain! I don't think I could bear to listen to him do that all day. I would go mad. I would definitely want to know what's causing his excessive panting. Is it hot where you live? After exercise it can take them a long time to calm down, but eventually they will. You're right, the heart is a possible factor here. Maybe you will have to have a heart ultrasound done, after you've ruled out all other possible reasons for his panting. Is his face very squished in? Maybe you have a photo for us?

Re: constant panting

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:47 am
by Cam Atis
You have to watch for tell tale signs of further weakness or fatigue. I haven't seen constant panting in my Chow pup. But she snores when she is sleeping sometimes. Or grunts. I won't say it is normal if its constant all day.

Re: constant panting

Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:27 am
by abimpg

I'm new here but replying to an old post.

I'm wondering if anyone can help me.

I have an (almost) 9 week old chow chow puppy. He has been vet checked by the breeders vet and is due to see mine in a few days.

We have had him since he was 8 weeks old. He is really settled, playful etc but he is constantly panting. Even when he is asleep.

Has anyone else come across this?

The house is kept cool, he has plenty of water etc

I was wondering if he was just over tired but didn't know if this was a symptom or I'm just over-thinking it.

Any help and advice will be gratefully received!


Re: constant panting

Posted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:49 am
by Chowmom56
Your chow pants heavy because he is in Pain that's how they deal with it!! VET