Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Argyle, Texas
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Should I worry?
When Cooper comes in from a long RLH outside, he pants and pants very hard for a long time. Also his head seems to wobble from side to side a little with the pant. Like he has palsy. It's really troublesome. After awhile, he settles down and the heavy panting stops.
I have a big backyard and he and Max run constantly while they are outside. I can tell Cooper's heart isn't always in it all the way because he'll stop and come check me out to make sure I'm still here, but then he'll see Max zoom by and off he goes again. The neighbor dogs keep a back and forth race going, too.
I keep a bowl of iced water full, but they would much rather crawl down the bank of the pond and get wet and muddy (and green with pond muck) as they get a drink.
It really hasn't been that hot outside yet. If the panting is a sign of overheating, I wonder how long I should let him play outside before I bring him in??
Should I be concerned?
Max and Cooper