Should I be worried if my dog is breathing heavy?
While panting is normal in dogs, if your dog is breathing heavily with a closed mouth or just a partially open mouth, it can be a sign of something more serious and should receive medical attention. If your dog is coughing and breathing heavy, it may be a sign of chronic bronchitis or another serious respiratory issue.
Is rapid breathing in dogs an emergency?
To determine whether your dog is breathing abnormally fast, count your dog’s respiratory rate while he or she is sleeping or resting. Regardless of what’s causing the issue, these are all signs that your furry friend should see a vet immediately, as this would be classified as a veterinary medical emergency