Why Do Dogs Pant? Too Much Panting?

To cool down

Dogs pant to help regulate their body temperature. They don't sweat like humans do, so panting is their primary way to cool off.

When excited

Dogs also pant when they're excited, such as when they're playing or meeting new people.

After exercise

Dogs pant after exercise to cool down and recover.

Medical conditions

Some medical conditions, such as heatstroke, respiratory problems, and heart disease, can also cause dogs to pant excessively.

Signs of excessive panting

If your dog is panting heavily and excessively, it could be a sign of a medical problem.

When to see a vet

If you're concerned about your dog's panting, it's always best to see a veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical conditions.

Tips to help 

Take them to a cool place, such as a shady spot outdoors or an air-conditioned room.

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