• My dog is acting peculiar, she is eating, pooping and peeing fine. But she was panting and shaking this morning for no reason. Almost like she does when there is a thunderstorm, but there is none. She seems to be a bit better, but her breathing is a little rapid. I don’t know if I should take her to the ER or wait until Bannfield opens in the morning.

    Hi Jackie,
    If these symptoms have persisted, I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible if you have not already done so. The panting and shaking can be due to anxiety but they can also be caused by a more serious underlying issue as well. These include heart disease, respiratory issues, pain, and illness. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her symptoms after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests and/or x-rays to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause and severity of her symptoms.

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