random extremely heavy panting

Food, Fitness and how to keep them healthy.

Postby mnp13 » March 18th, 2012, 9:18 pm

Recently, at completely random times Riggs has started panting, and not just a little - loud and heavy enough to wake me up. I've checked his gums, thinking he's in pain but they are normal. His pupils are normal, I go over his body, and nothing seems painful. Squeeze his belly and poke and prod... nothing. Just panting like I just had him out for a run.

Has anyone ever experienced this with their dog?
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby TheRedQueen » March 18th, 2012, 10:56 pm

Rip was panting a lot at the end, due to pain...his was arthritis, so it wasn't anything I could get him to respond to really...but that's where his pain came from.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo

"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw
User avatar
TheRedQueen
I thought I lost my Wiener... but then I found him.
 
Posts: 7184
Location: Maryland

Postby call2arms » March 19th, 2012, 1:02 am

Usually it's pain/discomfort, and respiratory distress. I'd look into it, anything else odd? Eating/drinking habits, different quantity urinated, anything else out of his habits?
“Your birth is a mistake you'll spend your whole life trying to correct.” Chuck Palahniuk


I love pus but I hate people.

I can say words like undifferentiated gonads now!
User avatar
call2arms
Boys Stink
 
Posts: 2349
Location: sunshine, lollipops and rainbows everywhere...

Postby Malli » March 19th, 2012, 3:38 am

Given his age, if I were in your place, I'd be inclined to check it out.
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?

Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 19th, 2012, 4:26 pm

When's the last time he had a heartworm test? I think inappropriate panting can be indicative of HW.
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby Malli » March 20th, 2012, 2:45 am

you're right Liz, but it also could be a lot of other things.
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?

Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 20th, 2012, 9:15 am

I know, just throwing it as something to possibly be tested for.
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby Malli » March 20th, 2012, 2:03 pm

oh for sure :) I think what I typed came out wrong.... kind of more like "add that to a list, and then there could be other possibilities". Sorry, didn't mean it to come out negative!
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?

Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 20th, 2012, 4:16 pm

lol It's okay!
"Remember - every time your dog gets somewhere on a tight leash *a fairy dies and it's all your fault.* Think of the fairies." http://www.positivepetzine.com"

http://www.pitbullzen.com
http://inaradog.wordpress.com
User avatar
pitbullmamaliz
Working out in the buff causes chafing
 
Posts: 15437
Location: Cleveland, OH

Postby BigDogBuford » March 21st, 2012, 7:00 pm

I'd check for pain and heart issues.
~Jeanine

You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
User avatar
BigDogBuford
I love snipe hunts.
 
Posts: 2053
Location: Lake Stevens, WA

Postby Jenn » March 22nd, 2012, 3:05 pm

:/ Gosh, hope he's OK!
I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure....
User avatar
Jenn
undecided
 
Posts: 11382
Location: TX

Postby Tubular Toby » March 27th, 2012, 12:48 am

How is Riggs? I've been thinking about him! Good thoughts. <3
-Kristen
Owned by Totally Tubular Toby

Buy the ticket, take the ride

http://tubular-toby.blogspot.com/
User avatar
Tubular Toby
Confident Young Bully
 
Posts: 521
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Postby mnp13 » March 27th, 2012, 12:22 pm

Vet next week.

Yes, I agree about the heart issues, there are a few things that run in his lines so it could definitely be related.
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby HappyPuppy » March 28th, 2012, 6:39 pm

thinking of you guys....
Ruby Underfoot, CGC
User avatar
HappyPuppy
Supremely Bully
 
Posts: 1019
Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Postby HappyPuppy » April 10th, 2012, 10:05 pm

Well.....???
Ruby Underfoot, CGC
User avatar
HappyPuppy
Supremely Bully
 
Posts: 1019
Location: Costa Mesa, CA

Postby mnp13 » April 17th, 2012, 7:54 pm

I'm bringing him in tomorrow for a chest X-ray. Demo had him in today, but pinning him down for the X-ray wasn't in the cards for today. They are going to give him a sedative when I get there so hopefully we'll be able to get it done.
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby mnp13 » April 18th, 2012, 7:23 pm

He had fluid in his treachea, his heart is normal size, but the blood vessels into his lungs are enlarged. He's on antibiotics, a cough supressent and blood pressure meds. The first two are for ten days, the blood pressure stuff is likely long term.

He is currently completely stoned from the injection they gave him, she said it would wear off in about 20 minutes... almost an hour ago.
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby Malli » April 18th, 2012, 8:51 pm

high blood pressure or low blood pressure? Any chance the cough suppressant is making him sleepy?
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?

Postby mnp13 » April 24th, 2012, 11:08 pm

High blood pressure. I don't think it was the cough suppressant, but maybe it was. He doesn't get all stoned now though.

Unfortunately, the stuff we're giving him now seems to be conflicting with the supplements we give him for his prostate and he's been having a lot of trouble peeing again. Hopefully that will stop as soon as he's done with all the meds.
Michelle

Inside me is a thin woman trying to get out. I usually shut the bitch up with a martini.
User avatar
mnp13
Evil Overlord
 
Posts: 17234
Location: Rochester, NY

Postby Malli » April 25th, 2012, 1:47 am

Hopefully it will all work out!

Feel better soon, Riggs!
I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day, tomorrow doesn't look good either.
_______________________________________
"You didn't know of the magical powers of the break stick? It's up there with genies and Harry Potter as far as magic levels go." SisMorphine 01/07/07
User avatar
Malli
E-I-E-I-O!
 
Posts: 6341
Location: CANADA EH?


Return to Nutrition & Health

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Exabot [Bot]

cron