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Ginny wrote at 2006-07-02 04:08:35
Thank you so much for this answer.  I have a wonderful Husky Malamute who is 12 years old.  She is panting so much lately, I know something is different.  I will take her to our vet right away!

Donna B. wrote at 2011-05-07 03:19:28
Thanks so much. Kirby is a 15 year old Lab and the panting has become so excessive. We will get him checked and on Lasix as soon as possible.

Heather wrote at 2013-04-02 23:03:56
Thank you for this answer! It explains things with our mutt / lab mix that has been panting incessantly for days. He's about 15 or so. Surprised vet didn't pick it up when we boarded him last wknd.  

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Hilary Schiavone-Brensinger


I am very knowledgable in small animal health, care, and behavior. I have five cats, three ferrets, two birds, and a dog of my own, so I have a very broad spectrum in different domesticated species. I am also very knowledgable in disease, sickness, and ailments that are common among our pets, and also treatments. I am an extreme animal lover and am also a part of an animal rescue organization.


I have been a veterinary technician for the past four years at both private and emergency practices. I belong to an animal rescue organization, and also am owned by alot of animals in my home! I can also answer any questions relating to orphaned wild baby birds. I am currently studying Veterinary Medicine.

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