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Does anyone else's greys ever pant for no apparent reason? Like, they are sleeping and wake up and start panting? I am just way too paranoid of a parent to even be concerned with something so stupid, but I'm curious....

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Guest Winterwish

Oh that's not stupid at all. Altho' it could be something your grey just does,or it maybe that he or she is too warm and could use a little fan,I'd still mention it to the vet.

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Wabi does that.

We've speculated all kinds of things: cuddling and too warm, stomach funnies, woke from a busy dream.... With her, it could be anything! She often licks (her bed, the couch, us) sort of obsessively before and during a panting session. Then they pass, and she goes back to sleep.

 

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You didn't say how old your dog is and what the temperature is when this happens, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to mention this to your vet. Panting can be a symptom of pain or a circulation problem. That doesn't mean that it is in your dog's case, of course, but it can be. :)

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Guest WarmheartedPups

Yes Yes....Ive worried about it for 8 months...since I got her.....but it just happens and then goes away....I am used to it now. I think she just gets hot while sleeping.

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This used to scare me to death with my first two, but they never seemed distressed in any way when it happened, and I decided maybe the room had gotten warmer, as it was often in the evening when we all gathered together. Now, after 5 years, I don't see it as often in them for some reason. But if it worries you, a check-up wouldn't be out of line.

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Yeh, I was thinking the hot while sleeping thing and possibly the dream thing too. If he does it while we are nearby he also does like Xan said with the obsessive licking.... but we call him Berry White for a reason (lover boy) so the licking is all the time anyway.

 

When he did it last night, he was sleeping on the couch with Anna. We were in the office, which is a little warmer than the rest of the house, so maybe that was it. I'll just keep and eye on him. Anna has done it before too, but when she does it, it's usually in the middle of the night while in the bed with us, so she's probably just hot.

 

Thanks for the words of wisdom. We'll keep and eye on Berry and try to be more aware of when he does it - oh, he's 7 years 3 months (for Galgrey who asked his age) and we've had him, our first grey, since July 2006.

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