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Why does my Australian Shepherd pant all the time?

Your Australian Shepherd will seem to breathe faster when compared to humans. For example, if they are relaxed and calm, they will need between 15 and 30 breaths per minute. But if they are excited, hot, or when your dog is exercising, he will start to breathe faster. Humans, on average, breathe between 12 and 16 times per minute. So when you listen to how your dog breathes, it can sound very fast to you. Also, Australian Shepherds are active dogs; they will breathe rapidly while exercising.

The panting of an Australian Shepherd can be attributed to several reasons. First, keep in mind that panting is normal among dogs. This is similar to sweating in humans. Dogs pant when they exercise. Below, we will discuss the most common reasons behind Australian Shepherd panting. So why is my Australian Shepherd panting so much? Here are these:

Allergies or health issues

At worst, your Australian Shepherd may be panting due to allergies or health issues.

Certain health problems such as Cushing’s disease, heart or lung disease cause dogs to pant excessively.

Do Australian Shepherds breathe fast?

Compared to humans, Australian Shepherds can seem to breathe fast. An Australian Shepherd should breathe between 15 and 30 times per minute if he is cool and relaxed.

If the Australian Shepherd is excited, he has just exercised or is hot, he will breathe faster. An average human being breathes around 12 to 16 times per minute, so when you hear your dog breathing it can sound very fast by comparison.

When should I worry about the dog panting?

A: If your dog is panting too much, it may be a sign that he is in pain. This could be due to an injury or something more serious, such as heat stroke. It is important to take him to the vet as soon as possible so that he can properly assess and treat his condition.

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Your Aussie is too hot

Dogs do not regulate their temperature in the same way as humans. Dogs cool off by panting. Australians have thick coats and love to move around, so it’s quite common for an Australian to get too hot. When your Aussie gets hot, he will pant excessively to cool down. This is completely normal.

However, if your Aussie starts vomiting or has diarrhea, it could be a sign of overheating. The best thing you can do in this situation is to keep him from participating in any more activities and try to relax him. Find a cool or shady area for them to relax in and give them plenty of water. If possible, bathe them in some cool water to help them cool down faster. If you are concerned that your dog may be suffering from heat stroke, you should contact your vet.