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Heavy panting in the middle of the night
I started Django on a SA med that is given for evening departures on an as needed basis and one of the side effects (at least for people) is that it makes you thirsty.
I have noticed that on the evenings I have to give him this med, around 1:00 in the morning he begins to pant like crazy. The pill only last in his system 6 hours so by the time 1:00 a.m. rolls around it's well past the 6 hours.
I don't know if the pills is causing this or not, not a known side effect with dogs (talked to the vet about this) When I return in the evening, it's usually time for last call and then bed time. He has not issues at this point but then at 1:00 a.m. the panting begins.
I thought another component could be the heat so when the panting starts, I kick up the AC a notch. It's been very warm and we do keep our house at a nice temp but perhaps it's too warm for him.
Usually when the panting starts I'll give him some water and about 20 minutes later the panting stops and he settles. Any thoughts?