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    Default Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Its about 60 or 65 ( im wearing a jacket) here and overcast with a nice breeze. Dozer was outside playing catch with the kids for a while. He started panting so I brought him in made sure he drank water ( he also has water outside) and I'm having him lay on the cool floor. He has been panting for about 10 minutes. Not severely but I am a little concerned. Is this ok?
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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Since he was playing hard, the panting is probably normal as long as he isnt gasping.
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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    I agree. Panting is okay...just make sure he's breathing with out gasping. Panting is their way of cooling off...since they don't sweat. Another way to help...if it concerns you. Run a cold bath. Inch or two of water. Put him in it to wet his pads. That will also help him cool off quickly.

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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    when annie plays hard and starts to over heat i put a cold jug of water down her back,does the trick,as bullys can over heat and collapse i always keep water handy,i had a bully many years ago who cswilling in cold water she was fine,though it is scarey if this happens.karenollapsed out cold ,after a

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    sorry about my earlier post ,i cant even understand it myselfseems my laptop is misbehaving,i meant to put when a bulldog i had years ago collapsed out cold i drenched her with cold water she soon came round and was fine,karen

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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Yeah normal so long as you dont see signs of exhaustion. My boys pants when he gets excited, heat doesnt always cause it. In fact it doesnt take much to get him panting. haha. Just make him take breaks here and there.

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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Think most bulldogs pant when they play hard or get over excited. If he seems hot then cool his feet in water, or a damp tea towel over his back. Sometimes they can also get a bit phlegmy and a squirt of jif lemon juice will break it down.
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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Gator pants when he is over excited as well. I don't think the heat has much to do with it most of the time for him since it is still very cool here.

    It is probably normal if you feel he isn't over heated...just help him calm himself and that should stop it.

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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Thanks everyone. He did eventually stop panting so I guess he is ok. I tend to worry a lot ( maybe to much) I have never had a bulldog in warm weather.
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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    me too. Chaos pants alot too. Don't take much even if its not hot out, so I usually give him water and put him in his kennel for a bit until he calms and cools down
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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    HRH pants when she's excited, and also when she's nervous, and scared. I can only mimic the advice above. Offer water. She eventually stops when she's settled down.

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    Default Re: Dozer was playing outside now panting A LOT

    Quote Originally Posted by dozersmama View Post
    Thanks everyone. He did eventually stop panting so I guess he is ok. I tend to worry a lot ( maybe to much) I have never had a bulldog in warm weather.
    That was me last summer! In 95 degree weather we literally went outside only for him to do his business and then it's right back inside where the nice cool air was. He could play inside all he wanted and run around like a maniac lol. I do agree that cold water on their back helps A LOT! Brutus loves it and it helps them regulate body temps
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