Name: Linda M.
I have a six month old Siberian
Husky. Lately I have noticed that when he is laying down, sleeping or awake, he sometimes
breathes very rapidly. This is not after playing or running. It just
does not seem normal to me. Is this just something that puppies do, or should I be concerned?
It is normal. Do not worry.... that is to say, presuming he has no underlying heart problem.
But most dogs and puppies do that... it is the way they cool themselves down. And Huskies always
need to cool themselves down.
Phillip Ralcyn, DVM CVA
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