Hey everyone, I'm not sure if posting in here will bump the thread to get seen again, but I thought I'd just give an update on Sofi's panting.
I took Sofi to the vet and my veterinarian had nothing poignant to say to me about it. She was in for an update on her shots and I filled her in on Sofi's panting habits, and she seemed otherwise unalarmed after looking her over. I have not mentioned this behavior to my vet again, but still a year later, the panting is not any different. She is always panting heavily. I wrote this when it was midsummer, but over the excruciatingly, bitterly cold winter I spent near the border of Canada with her, she still panted for all the moments she wasn't sleeping. She is spending quality time with my mom and dad right now because I am in the transition for another transfer to another new city, and my folks were alarmed by her panting, which re-ignited my anxiety about her heavy breathing. It has just become "normal" to me to see her always huffing and puffing. I am still unsure if this is cause for alarm... Should I be seeking a second opinion?
Hi everyone, thanks for your replies.
I am concerned for her health, but at the same time, I don't want to seem panicky. Some of her symptoms sound like it could be a heart problem, but she doesn't exhibit ALL the symptoms that are associated with a heart problem: She's got a very good appetite, she's attentive, playful, and active. I am otherwise concerned that she may possibly have a problem with a tooth hurting her and that's what's causing her constant panting, as she may have tooth pain. I am going to arrange my mom to have her taken to a vet and get her looked at.