Should I be worried if my dog is breathing fast while sleeping?
If you notice that your dog is breathing fast while at rest, or breathing fast while sleeping, they could be experiencing respiratory distress. Contact your vet if you notice any of the following signs: Noticeably labored breathing (engaging stomach muscles to help breathe) Pale, blue-tinged or brick red gums.
Why is my dog taking short quick breaths?
Why Taking Short Quick Breaths Occurs in Dogs When your dog’s heart is failing to pump enough blood to their organs, especially the lungs, it can cause less oxygen to circulate through the organs and lead your dog to breathe faster.