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Donovan514 01-25-2014 09:21 AM

Puppy Breathing Heavily/Fast While Sleeping?
 
I have a 3.5 month old pup who on occasion breathes fast and heavy sometimes while sleeping... Is this normal or should I contact a vet?

pyratemom 01-25-2014 09:54 AM

If you don't hear any wheezing and this doesn't happen all the time, my guess would be the puppy is dreaming. If there is any other indication of something that could be wrong, a vet visit is always best.

Mishka&Milo 01-25-2014 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Donovan514 (Post 4902089)
I have a 3.5 month old pup who on occasion breathes fast and heavy sometimes while sleeping... Is this normal or should I contact a vet?

I had the same worries with my girl. As soon as she would fall asleep she would start breathing rapidly and would wake up panting. I checked her pulse, listened to her breathing, her heart, and checked her breath rate. I did this 3 times a day.... And still didn't trust my readings. I didn't sleep for nights. Finally, after taking her to the vet, it was confirmed that my readings were accurate. She was just fine.... And dreaming :). I had convinced myself that she had a heart murmur, or congestive heart failure.... I'd say take your baby to the vet if for nothing more than to put your mind at ease... But my opinion is, it's a puppy dream


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RiverDan 01-25-2014 10:20 AM

I believe all puppies breath very rapidly. I've read it a few times in the ten GSD books I bought. Also, my own two puppies went through that stage. A little hard to watch.


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